Located in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, Mavelikkara is a small taluk known for its cultural and historical background. The taluk is surrounded by cities like Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Kayamkulam and Mavelikkara Thekkekara town. This taluk is well connected by road to other cities in Kerala.
Places to Stay
Chengannur city is located only 8 km away from Mavelikkara taluk and offers many pocket friendly hotels for tourists. Some of them are Hotel Priya (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Aroor residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Mavelikkara is Malayalam and Hindi. The other languages spoken here include Tamil, Konkani and English.
The major festival celebrated in Mavelikkara is Kumbha Bharani festival. This festival is celebrated in the month of March and April.
Places of Interest
Mavelikkara offers many tourist attractions for the travellers ranging from temples and churches to forts of historic importance. Some of the main places to visit are Fort Mavelikkara, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Sree Krishna Swami Temple and St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral.
How to Get There
The Trivandrum international airport is the closest, located 105 km away from the town.
The closest railway station to the taluk is the Mavelikara railway station, 0 km from the Taluk.
There are daily bus services to Haripad, Pandalam, Thiruvalla, Chengannur and Kanyakumari. Bus ticket booking discount coupons are available online on several bus booking portals. Make use of them while booking your tickets.
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.