Engapuzha is a small village in the South Indian state of Kerala. It comes within the Malabar region, the Muslim-dominated northern coastal part of the state, and is a part of the Kozhikode district. The nearest major urban hub close-by is the district headquarters of Kozhikode located at a distance of 39 km on the Arabian Sea coast. You can visit this area if you are looking for a Maldives-like feel.
Places to Stay
Since Engapuzha 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 Kozhikode, the district headquarters. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Whitelines Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750), Metro Manor (Tariff – Rs. 750), Sasthapuri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), The Hemlet Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 750) 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. The best place to visit in the area is the Malabar Widlife Sanctuary at a distance of 3 km north. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Kozhikode city are Kozhikode Beach, Veliyangadi (big bazaar), Mananchira square, Sarovaram Biopark, Mishkal Masjid, Tali Siva Temple, Thiruvannur Shiva Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport at a distance of 60 km.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 40 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Kozhikode 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. Buses for the village are easily available from Kozhikode. By booking bus tickets online you will save yourself a lot of headache.