A village in the Kollam district of Kerala, Edamon is located 8km away from Punalur, the nearest major town via NH 208. Punalur is the nearest place to visit from Edamon, which is situated on the banks of Kallada River near the Kerala - Tamilnadu border. Edamon is a small village covering an area of approximately 1 square km, and is famous for Thenmala dam and the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Edamon. Some of them are Kumar Palace Leisure Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Sri Ram Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Vrindhavan Inn (Tariff – Rs. 650 to Rs 2500) and Motel Araam (Tariff – Rs. 750 to Rs. 900).
The official language of Edamon is Malayalam, while English is understood among the locals.
The important festival of Edamon is Onam and the Puttingal Bagavathy Temple festival. Winter is the ideal time to visit Edamon.
Places of Interest
Located in between the Shendurney wildlife sanctuary and the Kallada River, Edamon is a haven for nature enthusiasts. There are multiple tourists’ destinations, such as Suspension bridge across the Kallada River, Thenmala Ecotourism (12 km along Kallada River), The Palaruvi Water Falls (29 km along Kallada River), Anchal, known for its Cattle Market (19 km to the South of Punalur), Kunnicode, famous for Muslim Piligrim Centre (10 km West of Punalur) and Pattazhi Devi Temple (32 km to the North of Kunnicode).
How to Get There
Trivandrum airport is the nearest to Edamon, located about 75 km away and is connected via SH48 from Punalur.
Punalur railway station (Station Code: PUU) is the nearest to Edamon which is approximately 10km from the village. There are several passenger trains from Madurai, Tamilnadu, and Kollam, Kerala.
There are several buses from various cities of Tamilnadu and Karnataka which ply regularly to nearby towns. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include the Kallada Travels, Malabar Tours and Travels and Imperial Tourist Service. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.