A town in Alappuzha District, Kerala, Haripad is located between Alappuzha and Kollam on National Highway 47. Situated close to the Arabian Sea, the town connects Mavelikkara and Thrikkunnappuzha. There are more twenty Hindu temples in and around the surrounding regions.The first Sri Ramakrishna Ashram in the state was established at Pilapuzha in Haripad. The town is considered the land of the ‘Mayura Sandesa’ (land of snake boats) and music, dance and drama.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels available to stay in Haripad. Tourists visiting the place can stay The Esquire Inn Hotel and Kalpakavadi Inn (Tariff Rs. 500-Rs. 1000).
The annual festivals like Onam, Vishu, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The scenic Pallipad village (3.8 kms), Karimpalil palace (1km), Veeyapuram (6kms), Karichal (4kms), Vilakkumaram (a Light Pole- .5kms) and Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple (1km) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport (97.19 Kms)
Haripad has its own railway station
Haripad Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Anjali Travels, A1 Travels KPN Travels and Atlas Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.
Kanhangad is a city and municipality in the district of Kasargod, in Kerala. It is located at 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasargod. Kanhangad is surrounded by Nileshwar and Taliparamba Taluk, in the east by Payyannur Taluk and west by Kasargod Taluk. The Arabian Sea is in close proximity to this city. Nearby villages include Hosdurg (1 km), Kovalpalli (2 km), Badariya Nagar (2 km), Kadappuram (2 km) and Kushal Nagar (2 km).
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels to stay include Hotel Landmark Vinayaka (Tariff - Rs. 1700) and Hotel Bekal International (Tariff - Rs. 200 to Rs. 1495).
The local language in Kanhangad is Malayalam and Tulu. Other languages include Konkani, Tamil, Kannada and Beary.
Navrathri in September/October, KarthiPunav in November and Rath sapthami in February are the major festivals celebrated in Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana temple of Kanhangad.
Places of Interest
Places to visit include Gowda Saraswat Brahmin temple, Lakshmi Venkatesh temple, Hosdurg fort (1 km from Kanhangad), Bekal fort, Coorg, Ranipuram, Bekal (16 km), Swami Nithyananda Ashram (28 km), Cheruthazham (34 km), Ranipuram (37 km) and Talacauvery (52 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore located at 85 km from Kanhangad.
Kanhangad Rail Way Station (2 km) and Nileshwar Rail Way Station (7 km) are the nearest railway stations.
The NH 66 forms the road network from Talapady district connecting the major towns of Kasargod-Bekal-Kanhangad. Some of the best travel operators are Sugama Tourist, Kallada Travels and Safar Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.