Vatanappally is a tiny village located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Lined with green coconut palms and patches of coral reef, Vatanappally is a coastal beach which lies on the Arabian Sea. Thrissur, also nicknamed as the cultural capital of Kerala, is at a distance of 18 km from here. This region witnesses heavy rainfall and enjoys a humid climate all the year round.
Places to Stay
Vatanappally doesn’t have good accommodation options. So it is recommended that tourists opt for hotels in Thrissur instead. Some of the hotels here are Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1100), Hotel Grand Park Regency among numerous others.
The official language of Vatanappally is Malayalam. The other languages spoken in Vatanappally include English and Hindi.
Holi in March and Diwali in November are the two festivals which are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Vatanappally are Guruvayoor Temple, Thriprayar Temple, Kodungallur Cheraman, Palayoor Church among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vatanappally is Cochin International Airport, which is situated at a distance of 60 km.
The nearest major railway station from Vatanappally is Thrissur Junction, which is situated 18 km away.
Vatanappally has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Thrissur, Cochin among others. It is mostly state run buses which ply on this route. You can get discount coupons for bus booking if you plan to book your bus tickets at least a fortnight prior to your journey.