Cherkala is a small town in the Kasargod district of Kerala. It is situated in the northern part of the state and has numerous banana plantations. It is these areas that indicate the beginning of the state of Kerala. It is well-known for its coir and handloom industries.
Places to Stay
Cherkala does not have many hotels and the closest place to find accommodation is Kasargod (8 km.) Here, hotels like Hotel Chandralayam Homestay (Rs. 1500) and Hotel Speedway Inn (Rs. 1800) provide accommodation.
Malayalam is the official language that is spoken here. Other languages that spoken here are Kannada, Hindi, Urdu as well as the regional languages like Tulu, Beary bashe and Konkani.
Festivals like Onam and Vishu are widely celebrated here. Other important festivals in this region include, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Nag Panchami.
Places of Interest
As Cherkala is known for its communal harmony, there are plenty of temples, mosques and churches here. Some of the important ones are the Madhur temple, the Malikdeenar mosque and the Bela church. Other important places to visit here are the Bekal Fort, Hosdurg Fort and Kareem’s Forest Park.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Cherkala is the Mangalore airport (72 km.)
Cherkala does not have its own station. The closest major junction to Cherkala is the Kasargod railway station (10km.)
There are regular bus services to Cherkala. Operators like Sri Durgamba Travels, Golden Travels, Ganesh Travels & Tours and Kallada Travels provide their services to this area. These buses also ply to Thrissur, Cochin and Trivandrum. Browse through several bus booking portals and avail of cheapest bus tickets.