Edakkad is a small village in the picturesque South Indian state of Kerala, often referred to as “God’s Own Country”. The village is less than a kilometer away from the Arabian Sea coast. The major urban agglomeration nearby is the city of Kannur at a distance of 13 km north-west of the village. The state capital Thiruvananthapuram is situated 463 km south-east of Edakkad.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in nearby Kannur. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Malabar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Pranav Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kamalalayam Homestay (Tariff- Rs. 1,000), Sky Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of Edakkad is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, the fasting Islamic month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Being close to the Arabian Sea coast, the region does not run short of tourist places. Virtually anywhere you stop on the coast, it is a tourist spot. Some of the other places in Kannur which deserve special mention are St. Angelo’s Fort built by the Portuguese, the Thalassery Fort built by the British, the Ezhimala historical site established by the British, the Moppila Bay and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport at a distance of 104 km.
The Kannur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 13 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 area. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.