Nithiravilai is a town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Kanyakumari district. It shares its border with Kerala. It has a small population with people running small businesses which form the base of its economy.
Places to Stay
It is difficult to find budget accommodation in Nithiravilai. It is usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Tamil is the local language spoken in Nithiravilai. Hindi and English are common too.
Places to Visit
Edappadu beach, Poovar beach are 8-10km away. Other interesting places such as Madavoorpara, Boothalinga Swamy Temple and St. Peters Church are 50-60km from Nithiravilai.
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is located 35km away and offers connections to major cities around the country.
Most railway stations are more than 10km away. Each one would help get to the next town. However, it is best recommended to make arrangements from Thiruvananthapuram Railway station.
Most railway stations are just a few kilometres away. It is best recommended to make arrangements from Thiruvananthapuram bus stand. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.
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.