From Shoranur, the city of Cochin is approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the south.
From much-loved, tourist hotspots to lesser known gems, Kerala is wonderfully endowed with fabulous things to see and do. Approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) away you'll find Thrissur. Set aside a day here to discover the Shakthan Thampuran Palace and Vadakkumnathan Temple.
Grab some transportation and head out to Coimbatore, a retail and transport hub for the region, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Shoranur. The city has a wide range of visitor attractions, for example Kari Motor Speedway, Singanallur Lake and Karunya University. Bethesda Christian Temple and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University are more attractions that should be on everyone's list.
If you ask a local their sightseeing recommendations, more often than not they'll point to the region's fascinating gardens and open-air markets. Holy places are the perfect portals into a community's big beating heart. The churches of Kerala are no exception.
If you are not the type of traveler to take holidays merely to relax, the Shoranur area offers a number of action-packed pursuits like mountain biking and mountain climbing. The Kerala area offers plenty of gentle ways to enjoy the great outdoors, such as cycling and beach combing.
When booking your trip to Shoranur, it's handy to remember that the nearest major airport, Calicut International Airport, is located in in Kozhikode, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest.