Chalakudy is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kochi at a distance of 54 km south. Those who love South Indian temples, cuisine, the lush green fields and beaches must visit this place. Trekkers and wild-life lovers can also check out the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary at a distance of 42 km north-east.
Places to Stay
Due to lack of proper lodging facilities in the village, one will have to move to Kochi in order to stay. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Ceylon Bake House (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Aiswarya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ale’s Residency (Tariff – Rs. 675), and Seas Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) among others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English and Tamil are also spoken and understood.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth a visit in Chalakudy are Chalakudy river, Sholayar Dam, Athirappilly Water Falls, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Mary's Forane Church and others. One can also head to Kochi and enjoy the picturesque Arabian Sea.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 20 km.
The close-by railway station is the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station at a distance of 49 km.
Usually state transport buses ply on routes connecting Kochi to other cities in the region. Among private operators, Kallada Travels has a fairly good presence. Buses to the area are available from Kochi. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.
A Municipal Town situated at the northern end of Kannur district in North Malabar region of Kerala,Payyanur lies on the banks of the RiverPerumba. The places I well-known for the Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple located in the heart of the town. There are many well-known temples in Payyanur. The town is famous for its PavithraMothiram (ring), Astrology and distinctive art forms like Theyyam and Poorakkali.
Budget Hotels in Payyannur
There are many hotels in Payyannur. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at KK Residency and K M Lodgethat offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Events in Payyannur
Annual festivals like Onam, Vishu, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Places to See in Payyannur
KunhimangalamSreeMalliyottuPalottukavu (5kms), KandothidamSomeshwari temple and Vithobha Temple near the bus stand, Kavvayi Island (5kms) and the famous Mangrove Trail of Malabarare places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore
Payyannurhas its own railway station
Payyannur bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like PK Travels, Golden Travels and Kallada Travels run regular buses to and from the town. You can get discount on bus booking if you log on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.