Walayar is a small town located on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border and is a part of the Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu. It is situated 32 km away from Coimbatore and 26 km away from Palakkad. The most distinct feature of Walayar is its check post which is signified by an arch. Timber exporting is one of the occupations, along with the revenue collection at the toll booth.
Places to Stay
Walayar has a few budget hotel options for the discerning traveller. Of these, Walayar Motels (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000) is the best choice for it provides all amenities at a reasonable cost.
The official language of Walayar is Tamil. Malayalam and English are also spoken here.
The important festivals of Walayar are Vinayaga Chathurthi, Sankranthi in Thai maasam and Deepavali.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Walayar. The local Deer Park is a must-see attraction for tourists, especially during season. Kalpathy Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located about 29 km away from the town. Brahmaneeswara Temple, also dedicated to Lord Shiva is about 32 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Walayar is Coimbatore International Airport. The airport is located about 32 km away from the area.
Walayar railway station is connected by Coimbatore Terminus (32 km) on the Southern Railway Line. Trains to all major destinations in the south halt here.
There are daily bus services to Chennai, Dharmapuri, Pondicherry, Bangalore and other places. Bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Kallada Travels, G4 Kallada Travels and Nellipilly (Modern) Travels. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.