Want to try out the green fields, beaches, coconut trees and Biryani? If yes, then Edarikode is a village in the South Indian state of Kerala, more popularly known as “God’s Own Country”. The village is located in the Malappuram district and comes within the Malabar region, the northern coastal part of Kerala. The district headquarters, Malappuram, is located at a distance of 13 km north-east of the village. Food lovers can visit this region, as Malabar is famous for its unique Biryani.
Places to Stay
As Edarikode is a village, one will have to weigh in the options of other towns and cities when it comes to the issue of staying. Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Malappuram. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Motel Araam - Kuttipuram (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Ruby Residency (Tariff- Rs. 600), Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Located in the heart of the Malabar coast, the place has its own unique Muslim culture which is different from much of North India. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Malappuram are the Malappuram Juma Masjid, a very old mosque of its kind in the state, the Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Kothakkunnu (known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram) and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport at a distance of 25 km.
Tirur Railway Station in the nearby town of Tirur is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 13 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. However, the village is mostly catered to by state-run buses. Book bus tickets online from the confines of your home or office without any hassle.