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.
Palladam is a suburb of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Coimbatore. Palladam is located on National Highway NH 67 and is a major Panchayat with large source of income collected from the business community. Most people in Palladam are engaged in agriculture of cotton and tobacco. The main businesses are textiles, agriculture, wind mill and stone crushing.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palladam are Hotel P.R.A Towers (Tariff - Rs.400), ABH Lodge (Tariff - Rs.300) and Ariyas Hotel (Tariff - Rs.400).
Tamil is the official language of Palladam.
Places to Visit
Pongaliamman temple and Mahaliaman temple are famous temples in Palladam. The Palldam church is also famous.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Palladam is Coimbatore International Airport (35 kms).
The nearest railway station to Palladam is at Tirupur (16 kms). Coimbatore Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (38 kms) to Palladam.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Palladam include Hindusthan Travels, PNK SRT Travels and SRS Travels. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.