Chavakkad is one of the major cities in Thrissur district of Kerala. It is located 25 km west of Thrissur and about 75 km north of Cochin. Chavakkad has best beaches and oldest temples in Kerala. The highlight of this coast is the sangam or the meeting of the river and the sea. The city offers plenty of things to do and see for the tourists.
Places to Stay
There is a wide variety of hotels in and around Chavakkad and their tariff ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 7,000 depending on locations and features. The best hotels include The River Retreat (Tariff – Rs.2000),) and KTDC Tamarind Thrissur (Tariff – Rs. 1200).
Malayalam is the language that the locals use to communicate in Chavakkad and English is also commonly used.
Places of Interest
The Chavakkad beach is one of the most famous beaches in Kerala. Other famous tourist destinations around Chavakkad include the Nagayasakhi Temple(3 km), the Shree Vishanatha Temple (5 km) and the Syrian Christian Church (6 km). This is said to be one of the seven churches founded by St. Thomas on the West Coast.
How to Get There
The Calicut International airport (104km) or Cochin International airport (80km) from Chavakkad are available for all the domestic or international flights.
The closest railway station Guruvayoor which is just 4 km away and the Thrissur railway station is ideal to travel to any major city.
The Chavakkad bus stand is located on the National Highway 17 and has a bus services available at the Municipal bus stand to travel to all major locations. All the private buses and the state-run buses from Guruvayur stop at Chavakkad. Chavakkad has a bus stand for private and KSRTC buses that ply to south and north from Guruvayur. When you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com avail of online bus ticket booking offers.