Koottanad is a small Indian village located in Trithala Tehsil in Palakkad district of Kerala. It lies at the border of Thrissur, Palakkad and Malapuram districts. It is situated at 65 km away from Palakkad and 32 km away from Thrissur, passing on the road via Guruvayoor and Palakkad. Bharathapuzha Nila River flows through Thrithala, which is 5 km away from Koottanad. It belongs to Nagalassery Panchayath.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Koottanad village. However there are budget hotels in Pattambi and Palakkad such as Anand Bhawan Hotel, Thrithala Lodge, Ambady Hotel, Aramana Hotel.
The local language spoken in Koottanad is Malayalam.
The Koottanad Nercha and the Amakkavu Bhagawathy Temple festival held in March are the major festivals here.
Places of Interest
Nearby places to visit are Pakkanar Memorial (6 km from Koottanad), The Kattilmadam Temple, Guruvayur (22 km), Thrissur (32 km), Malampuzha (66 km), Malappuram (38 km), Palakkad (65 km), Kozhikode (77 km).
How to Get There
Kozhikode's Calicut International Airport (53 km) and Kochi's Cochin International Airports (80 km) are the nearest airports to Koottanad.
The nearest railway stations are Pattambi (8 km), Kuttipuram (15 km) and Shoranur Junction (20 km).
Koottanad has well road network to other parts of Kerala. It is located between two major state high ways and State Highway (SH 39) connecting all major cities namely Guruvayoor, Palakkad, Thrithala, Ponnani and etc. Many bus travels like Muskan Travels and Kallada Travels provide great service to passengers. Several travel websites lure their customers by giving them discount on bus ticket booking.