Odakkalli is a village that lies in the eastern part of the Ernakulam district in Kerala. It is located 27 km away from Aluva, which is a suburb of Kochi. The Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Research Station is located here has attracted interest on a national level for its studies on various herbs and lemon grass. There garden that is located in the research station has over 350 varieties of medicinal herbs.
Places to Stay
As Odakkali is a village, only local homestays are available here. However lodging options in Aluva include Le Meridien (Tariff – Rs. 7500), Flora Airport Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 3500), Bright Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 1300) and Four Seasons Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800.)
The official languages of Odakkali are Malayalam and English.
The most important festival in Odakkali is Onam which is a harvest festival and is celebrated between August and September each year.
Places of Interest
The tourist attractions in Odakkali include the Kallil temple (2 km from Odakkali) and the herbal garden which is located in the Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Research Station.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Odakkali is the Cochin airport. It is located about 24 km away from the village.
The railway station nearest to Odakkali is in Ernakulam. Trains from here connect to major cities such as Trivandrum.
There are daily bus services to Kochi (48 km from Odakkali) and Ernakulam (43 km from Odakkali.). Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.