The Bavali River flows through Kelakam, a town in Kerala’s Kannur district, which is surrounded by a dense lush green forest. State Highway 59 passes through this region. Kelakam got its name from Kela and Kem, meaning a resting place for the bullock of Shiva. This town is a top producer of rubber, coconut, pepper and tapioca.
Places to Stay
The town of Kelakam provides a few homestays and hotels for travellers. Some of these hotels are Hotel M2H Residency (Tariff – Rs.335), Chilligeri Homestay (Tariff – Rs.731) and Hotel Skypark (Tariff – Rs.956).
The official language spoken here is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated in Kelakam are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions around Kelakam. These interesting sightseeing areas are Manathana (7 km), Kottiyoor (10 km), Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary (8 km), Kannavam (27 km) and Peravoor (11 km) away from Kelakam.
How to Get There
Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport, situated 134 km away from Kelakam.
There is no railway station in Kelakam. The nearest railway station, Mukkali Railway Station, is 57 km away from Kelakam.
Kelakam is well connected to nearby cities and states by a wide network of buses. There are comfortable sleeper Volvo A/C buses from Bangalore and Mysore to Kelakam. By booking bus tickets online you will save yourself a lot of headache