A city and headquarters of the Malappuram district in Kerala, Malappuram id located 12kms from NH 66 (formerly NH 17). Mountainous, lush green region, the city is situated 50kms southeast of Kozhikode. The well-known river in the state, Kadalundi Puzha flows through this city. Industries related to wood are a major source of income in this city. The city has a large number of places of worship and the festivals held at all of them are famous across the region.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Malappuram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel Kondotty (Tariff-Rs.1,320) and Greenhouse Homestay (Tariff-Rs. 1,250)
Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram and Kottakkal pooram (March–April), Nilambur Pattu (January), Kondotty Nercha (March), Vairamkode Vela or Theeyaattu (February), Puthenpalli Nercha Omanur Nercha and Malaparamba Perunnal are some of the festivals held in this city.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Ma'din Grand Masjid, Hajiyarpalli Masjid, Mylappuram Juma Masjid, Kunnummal Juma Masjid, Sree Parammal Mahadheva Temple and Triparangode Lord Siva Temple are located within 2kms from the bus stand. The famous Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is located 35kms from the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Karipur International Airport (25kms)
The nearest railway station is at Angadipuram (17kms)
Malappuram bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like KTC Tours, Parveen Travels and Kallada Travels run regular buses to and from the city. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travellers can choose from multiple top operators, bus types, convenient schedules and price. Book your bus ticket online through Ticketgoose.com.
Chalakudy is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kochi at a distance of 54 km south. Those who love South Indian temples, cuisine, the lush green fields and beaches must visit this place. Trekkers and wild-life lovers can also check out the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary at a distance of 42 km north-east.
Places to Stay
Due to lack of proper lodging facilities in the village, one will have to move to Kochi in order to stay. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Ceylon Bake House (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Aiswarya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ale’s Residency (Tariff – Rs. 675), and Seas Tower (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) among others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English and Tamil are also spoken and understood.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth a visit in Chalakudy are Chalakudy river, Sholayar Dam, Athirappilly Water Falls, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, St. Mary's Forane Church and others. One can also head to Kochi and enjoy the picturesque Arabian Sea.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of 20 km.
The close-by railway station is the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station at a distance of 49 km.
Usually state transport buses ply on routes connecting Kochi to other cities in the region. Among private operators, Kallada Travels has a fairly good presence. Buses to the area are available from Kochi. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.