It is the second biggest city in Thiruvananthapuram District. Headquarters of Chiyrinkil Taluk. National Highway (NH47) is passing through this town. It is the main stop between Thiruvananthapuram and Quilon (Kollam). This place also had a historic movement, Attingal Revolution was the first revolution against the British East India Company. This place is also well known for private education.
Trivandrum Airport (TRV) 35 km. Has excellent bus services covering the entire Kerala state.
Railway station, Chyrinkil 5 km, or Varkala 15 km.
Good bus services to Trivandrum, Varkala, Nedumangad, Venjaramoodu, Nilamel, Kottarakara, Oyur, Anchal, Punalur, Sabarimala, Chyrinkil, Quilon, Kilimanoor, Kallamblam, Paripally, Paravur, Kalakkode, Kappil, Madavoor-pallikal, Nagaroor, Karatte, Kadakkal, Kallara, Parrapil, Koduvazhannur, Madathra, Kizhekeneylla, Njarilkonm, Chadyamangalam, Kottayam, Idduki, Munnar, Ernakulam, Kannur, Calicut, Palghat,Nellayitil, Pathanamthitta, Trichur, Malappuram, Kanyakumari.Vakkom
Plenty of taxis and cheaper auto rickshaws (threewheelers).
Varkala Beach, hindu temples, akatumuri lagoon, backwates, Anjengo (Anchuteng) Fort, sandmining at poompara in near viscinity
shop, sightseeing marketplace, sarkara bagavathy temple at chyrinkil around 3 miles away, June to September is rainy move with umberlla.Visit Government homeo Hospital.
shopping complexes, products imported from middle east, particularly, Dubai.
Vegetarian and non-veg hotels from 6AM to 10PM.
Bars, beer parlour (government owned), cooldrink, cafes aplenty.
Descent AC/non-AC rooms are available at the many hotels in town.
Camp facility and vehicle drivein at near varkala beach side, contact 09446663147 in india.
Office of SP/ Asst commissioner Kerala Police Attingal for foreigner's inquiries.