Also called Vatanappally, Vadanapally is a coastal village located 20 km away from Thrissur in Kerala. It is near the ancient trade centre of Kandassan Kadavau. As per the 2001 India census, Vadanapally had a total population of 30008 with 15973 females and 14035 males. Accessible by rail, road and air, Vadanapally is famous for its numerous pilgrimage centers as well as the beach with numerous coral reefs and green coconut palms, making it ideal for surfing and swimming.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, Vadanappally does not have many hotels. However, local home stays are available. Budget hotels such as Hotel Niya Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) can be found in Thrissur.
The official language of Vadanappally is Malayalam. English is also spoken here.
Some of the popular local festivals of Vadanappally are Thrissur Pooram (mid April to mid May), Onam (September), Pulikali (August) and Guruvayoor Ekadasi (December).
Places of Interest
Apart from the beach, which is 3 km away from Vadanappally, there are plenty of pilgrimage centres near Vadanappally. Some of them are St. Francis Church, Palayoor Church, South Juma Masjid, Cheraman Jama Masjid, Durga Devi Temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Thriprayar Temple, Kodungallur Temple.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is located 60 km away from Vadanappally.
The nearest railway station to Vadanappally is Thrissur (18 km away).
Vadanappally is well connected to places such Mysore, Bangalore, Mandya by road. Kallada Tours & Travels and Sree Krishna Tours and Travels are a few good bus operators in Vadanappally. You can resort to online bus ticket reservation through TicketGoose.com to get to more than 4,000 destinations across India.