A village in the Palakkad district of Kerala, Vaniamkulam is a major centre for trade in the southern Malabar region. It is located 306 km away from Thiruvanathapuram. The name ‘Vaniamkulam was derived from ‘Vanian’ – a word that is linked to trading and ‘kulam’- meaning pond. Vaniamkulam is also popular among pilgrims.
Places to Stay
There are many good hotels near Vaniamkulam. Some of them are Upavan Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1600), KTDC Garden House Malampuzha Dam (Tariff – Rs. 1583) and Palakkad Heritage Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1687.)
The official languages of Vaniamkulam are Malayalam and English.
One of the main events of Vaniamkulam is the cattle fair (Chanda) which is held every Thursday. Onam is another popular event that is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the residents of Vaniamkulam.
Places of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions in Vaniamkulam are the Ananganmala mountains, the river Bharathapuzha, the Ariyankavu temple, the Mariamman temple, the Kilikavu temple in Pulachitra, the Kothayur Siva temple, the Panayur Siva temple and Psharikkal Kavu.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut airport which is located 69 km away from Vaniamkulam.
The nearest railway stations are the Ottappalam railway station and the Palappuram railway station which are located about 3 km away from Vaniamkulam. The Palakkad railway station is located 32 km away from Vaniamkulam.
There are regular private tourist bus services to Vaniamkulam. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.