Ayikkarapadi is a small village in the coastal South Indian state of Kerala. It is not very far from the beautiful estuary region of Beypore, which is located at a distance of 12 km. The nearest major urban agglomerations include both Malappuram and Kozhikode at distances of 29 and 23 km respectively. The Malabar Biryani is a must-try dish of the area.
Places to Stay
As Ayikkarapadi is a village, one will have to weigh in the options of other towns and cities when it comes to the issue of staying. Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Malappuram. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Motel Araam - Kuttipuram (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Ruby Residency (Tariff- Rs. 600), Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Malappuram are the Malappuram Juma Masjid, a very old mosque of its kind in the state, the Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Kothakkunnu (known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram) and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport at a distance of 8 km.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 18 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. However, the village is mostly catered to by state-run buses. Book a bus ticket in advance and travel without any hassle to any destination in India.