A panchayat town in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu,Eruvadihas the river Nambi flowing through it. The town is one of the oldest in the state and is believed to have existed for the last 800-1000years. The spread of Islam is attributed as the reason for the development of this town.
Places to Stay
There are not many places to stay in Ervadi. Tourists visiting the place can stay at the Hotel Sri Venkateswara Lodge in Valliyur, which offers rooms for Rs.500 onwards
All annual religious festivals like Ramzan, Pongal, Diwali and Christmas is celebrated here.
Tamil is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Peer Shahib Grand Mosque, Mohideen Masjid, Baith-As-Salaam Masjid and Mohaideen Masjid are places to visit in the heart of town.
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (125 km)
The nearest railway station is at Valliyur(5kms)
Ervadi Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Rathimeena Travels and Tippu Sultan Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of online bus ticket booking offers from time to time.
Previously called Palghat, Palakkad town happens to be the seventh most populated place in the state of Kerala. It serves as the gateway to Kerala and is blessed with many rivers and tributaries. There are several schools, colleges, temples and churches found here. According to the 2011 census, the average literacy rate in Palakkad is around 81%. The place is well connected by rail, road and air. The Palakkad-Kozhikode National Highway 213 passes through this district.
Budget Hotels in Palakkad
There are good budget hotels in Palakkad. Some of these are the Surya City Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), The Kududs Emerald (Tariff – Rs. 750 onwards), Kairali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Kapilavasthu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Palakkad is Malayalam. The other languages spoken here are English, Hindi and Tamil.
Events in Palakkad
The important events in Palakkad are Chittur Konanpada,held in February/March, Pavakkoothuin March/April and Kalpathi Rathotsavam in November.
Places to See in Palakkad
There are several tourist attractions in and around Palakkad. Some of these places include Jainmedu (2.5 km), Malampuzha Garden (10 km), Fantasy Park (10 km), Malampuzha Dam (12 km), Palakkad Fort (13 km), Thiruvalathoor temple (10 km) and Dhoni Hills (21.8 km.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Palakkad is Coimbatore International Airport which is approximately 62 km away.
Palakkad Junction is the nearest railway station which is centrally located, just 4 km away from the main city.
There are bus services to Palakkadfrom Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Kallada Travels, Kesineni Travels and Sona Travels. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.