Kalakad is a small beautiful village located in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. This place has a good agricultural history, and it is situated on the foothills of the Western Ghats. The name Kalakad comes from a Tamil work ‘Kalaa’ means tree. The population of this village is around 27,000. Kalakad has a good literate population; the literacy rate here is 77%. The scenic beauty and forest region of this place is a must watch.
Places to Stay
Sri Janakiram Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 650), Aryaas hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1250), and Sakhunthala International Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 500) are some popular hotel here. One can even get forest guest houses with added adventure activities amenities.
The official language of this region is Tamil, but some people understand English and Hindi as well.
Many local events take place here in festive seasons like Pongal, Ramnavami, and Dussehra. Numerous agricultural events are celebrated here too.
Places of Interest
Sathyavageeswarar temple is a well known temple of Kalakad where prayers are offered to Goddess Gomathi. Kalakad Mundhaturai sanctuaries, Palangulam forest regions, Ayyanar, and Mutharamman are some places to visit. There are wonderful waterfalls too located in Kalakad.
How to Get There
Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram are the nearest airports to Kalakad.
Nanguneri is the nearest station to this town. It has trains connecting it to several major cities and villages.
You can reach this place from Vallioor, Nanguneri, Tirunelvi and other towns by bus. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.