Manarkkad is a very popular town which has memories of the invasions of Mopila riot and Tippu Sultanji. Manarkkad is one of the famous towns which are formerly known as 'Mannarghat'. Manarkkad is located in the district of Palakkad in the state of Kerala. It is situated in the Western Ghats and receives a huge amount of rainfall throughout the year. Manarkkad is located at a distance of 332 km from Thiruvananthapuram.
Places to Stay
There are some good budget hotels in Manarkkad. Some of them are Sayoojyam Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Tamarind Eazy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Ritzy Malabar (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Samudra Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Manarkkad is Malayalam and English. Tamil and Hindi are also spoken here.
Manarkkad Pooram in February-March, Dusshera in October, and Maha Shivratri in March are celebrated with fervour here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Manarkkad. Some of them are Attappady (22 km), Palghat (34 km), Puzhal Lake (45 km), and Malampuzha (32 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to reach Manarkkad is Calicut Airport (65 km).
There is no railway station in Manarkkad. The Palakkad Railway Station (32 km) is the nearest station.
Manarkkad is well connected with all major cities of Kerala by road. There is a popular bus stand called Manarkkad Bus Station. There are local and private buses which ply on everyday basis from Manarkkad to the nearby cities. There is a facility of booking tickets in advance with the help of travel operators like KP Travels or Sharma Travels. Book bus ticket online from the comfort of your home with just a click of a mouse.