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.
A municipal town in the Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, Kadayanallur is the second largest city in the district. The town was named after the presiding deity at the Kadayaleeswarar temple located here. Kadayanallur located on the foot of the Western Ghats is situated close to tourist spots like Courtallam Waterfall and Tenkasi. The town is also known for making handloom textiles, mud-pots and matches.
Budget Hotels in Kadayanallur
Places like Hotel Sri Krishna located within 1km of the bus stand offer accommodation starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Kadayanallur
The annual festivals like Pongal and Diwali are celebrated with great enthusiasm here.
Places to See in Kadayanallur
The Kadayaleeswarar temple within town, the Krishnapuram Anjaneyar temple (3kms) and Courtallam (16kms) are great places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tuticorin (110kms)
Kadayanallur has its own Railway Station.
Kadayanallur Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Sakthi Travels, KPN Travels, Amarnath Travels and Parveen Travels run regular buses to and from the town. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.