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.
Ramanattukara is a small bustling village situated 16 km away from Calicut . It is located on the intersection of NH 17 and NH 213. As per 2001 India Census, out of the 30436 population of Ramanattukara, 49% are males and 51% females. The female literacy here is an impressive 80%. A symbol of prospering economy, this town has benefited immensely owing to its proximity to the Calicut International Airport and the Calicut-bound NH bypass that starts from here. Due to rapid growth in the adjoining Calicut area, Ramanattukara is witnessing the emergence of hotels, malls and educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Ramanattukara has a couple of mid-budget hotels such as Hotel Malabar, Hotel Calicut, Hotel Royal Food. It also has a fair number of 3-star and 5-star hotels.
The official language of Ramanattukara area is Malayalam. The alternative language spoken is English.
The Malabar Shopping Festival is popular in Ramanattukara. The place is also famous for festivals such as Vishu and Onam.
Places of Interest
Ramanattukara town has a variety of stores selling clothes, stationary, food, vehicles and toys.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ramanattukara is the Calicut International Airport (10 km away).
The nearest railhead to Ramanattukara is Feroke (5 km away).
Ferooke Bus Stand is the nearest bus stand to Ramanattukara,located 3.7 km away. KTC Tours, Alhind Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd, Greenhunters, and Fast Way Travels are few of the bus agents at Calicut who provide good bus services. Getting online bus ticket through Ticketgoose.com is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.