Iritty is a beautiful hill town in the state of Kerala, on the western bank of the Valapattanam river. This town is located in the Kannur district. There are a lot of places of tourist interest in this beautiful hillside town. This place enjoys very moderate climate and hence is a tourists’ delight. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the district headquarters of Kannur at a distance of 41 km west.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in 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 the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The Payyambalam beach at Kannur is nearer to this town and is an important tourist destination. One can also see the ships sailing to Goa and Mumbai from this coast. Near the beach there is a well laid out garden and a massive statue of a mother and child, which are worth watching. Sree Jagannath Temple at Thalaserry (42 km south-west) is a famous temple located close to Iritty. Lakhs of devotees come here to offer their prayers and seek blessings every year.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport in Kozhikode at a distance of 133 km.
There is no railway line stretching up to this place, but the nearest railway station is the Kannur Railway Station at a distance of 42 km.
It is well connected by roads to both Kannur and Thalaserry. Both state-run as well as private buses are available. Avail of bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com and get a number of discounts.