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.
Devipattinam is a village in the Ramanathapuram district of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Places of Stay
Hotel Siva Murugan AC Lodge, Hotel Harish or Hotel Sunrise View as these are the hotels closest to the bus stand
Places of Interest
Ullagamai Nayaki Amman Temple, Vinayagar Temple : The 'Arudhra festival' which is held in the month of December is the most important festival of this temple, Kirubasanam Church of Christ: On 2nd October 2013, a youth festival will be held in this church
How to Get There
The Madurai airport is the nearest airport to this place. However there are no direct trains to this village
Ramnathapuram railway station connects Devipattinam to major cities in South India.
Online Bus Ticket Booking can be done by tourists through Online Bus Booking websites like TicketGoose.com to have a comfortable journey to Devipattinam. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.