Chelari is a small village in the Malappuram district of Kerala. The district headquarters of Malappuram is located at a distance of 26 km east of the village. The nearest major urban agglomeration in the area is the city of Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, at a distance of 25 km.
Places to Stay
Since Chelari 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
Located in the heart of the Malabar coast, the place has its own unique Muslim culture which is different from much of North India. 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 13 km.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 24 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect this 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. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of bus ticket offers for its customers. Look out for them when you book your tickets online.