Kaithapoyil is a small town in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a part of the Malabar region and comes within the Calicut (Kozhikode) district. The cultural hub of Malappuram is also close by and lies at a distance of 71 km south. The district headquarters, Kozhikode, lies 43 km south-west. One can stop by in the town while en route to the picturesque Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary from Malappuram or Kozhikode.
Places to Stay
Kaithapoyil being 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 Malappuram, the cultural hub of the region. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Motel Araam - Kuttipuram (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Ruby Residency (Tariff- Rs. 600), Tamarind KTDC Easy 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 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 North India. Apart from the picturesque landscape, it has nothing much to offer. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Malappuram are the Malappuram Juma Masjid, a very old mosque of its kind in the state, the Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Kothakkunnu (known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram) and others. The Malabar Biryani is a must-try dish of the area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport at a distance of 65 km.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 45 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the area to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. However, the town is mostly catered to by state-run buses. Kozhikode and Malappuram are the places from where regular bus services are available. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.