Named after Kasaragod Town, Kasargod, the northernmost district of Kerala is famous across the world for its coir and handloom industries. With a coastline of nearly 30kms, Kasargod is endowed with nine rivers and is well-known for its forts, rivers, hillocks, beaches and shrines. NH-66, which forms the backbone of Kerala’s road network enters Kerala via Talapady of Kasargod district.
Places to Stay
There are many affordable hotels in the district such as Apsara Regency (Tariff- Rs.500 onwards), Chandralayam Homestay (Tariff- Rs.1500 onwards), City Tower Hotel (Tariff- Rs.600 onwards).
The local festivals include Kumbala Bedi Utsava, and Moodappaseva, celebrated in the Madhur Temple. And Bootha kola is a spiritual act performed in Kasargod.
As many as seven different languages are spoken here excluding the local dialects and tribal languages. The languages spoken include Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu, Beary bashe (spoken by the Tuluva-Malayalee Muslims) and Konkani. Besides these, Marathi, Hindi, Havyaka Kannada and Urdu are also spoken here.
Places to visit
The places to see near this scenic beach town are the Bekal Fort, the biggest fort in Kerala (15kms), the Ananthapura Lake Temple, the Mallikarjuna Temple. The Mallik Deenar Mosque (3kms) is one of the first masjids in India built during the period of the prophet Muhammad by swahabi 'Malik-ibn-Deenar'. The Bela Church, built in 1890, also known as Our Lady of Sorrows Church, is located 14kms north of Kasaragod.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport, which is located at a distance of 50kms.
Kasaragod Railway Station is a major railway station that serves the Kasaragod Town in the Kasaragod District of Kerala.
Kasargod Bus Station is situated in the heart of Kasargod town, 3km away from the Kasargod Railway Station. The popular bus operators in the area include Sri Durgamba Travels, Kallada Travels and Ganesh Travels & Tours. Opt for online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of discounts.
Edapal is a town in the southern state of Kerala. It is located at close proximity to Malappuram. The economy is mostly a money-order economy and most of the money that comes in here are from its locals who are employed in Middle East.
Places to Stay
There are several accommodation options available in Guruvayur located 20km away such as, Mayura Residency (Rs 1500), Elite Hotel (Rs 1500) and Bhasuri Inn Hotel (Rs 1200).
BiyyamKayal Boat Race is held every year, Onam, Vishu, Christmas, Holi, Eid and Diwali, are celebrations that take place annually.
Malayalam is the most commonly used local language in Edapal. English is rarely used.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Edapal are the Thali temple, Ponnani port, Kodalil Vishnu temple around 15-20km from the city.
How to Get There
Calicut airport is 80km from here whereas Cochin is 100km. Both have good connectivity with the rest of the country.
Kuttipuram Railway station is 10km from Edapal. Passengers would have to further travel to the next big city junction to access other cities via rail.
Valayamkulam bus stand is the closest to Edapal. KSRTC bus operators offer quality service to closest cities. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Book bus tickets to your favourite destination through various bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.