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 small city in Erode district of Tamil Nadu,Sathyamangalam lies on the banks of Bhavani River, a tributary of the Cauvery in the foothills of the Western Ghats. Situated on the southern side of the Western Ghats, Sathyamangalam is about 65kms from Erode and 70kms from Coimbatore.The Coimbatore-Bangalore National Highway (NH 209) passes through this town. Sathyamangalam lies close to the border of the adjoining Karnataka State.
Budget Hotels in Sathyamangalam
There are many hotels in Sathyamangalam. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atBull and Bush Resort (Tariff Rs.500-1000), Pleasant Holiday County Resort (Tariff Rs.1000 onwards) and PV Lodge (Tariff Rs.400)
Events in Sathyamangalam
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Sathyamangalam
Bhavanisagar Dam (17kms), Sathyamangalam Forest (25kms) and Bannari Amman Temple (12kms) are places to visit near this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore
The nearest railway station is at Erode
Sathyamangalam bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Roadlink India Travels, SPS Travels, KPN Travels and ABT X Travelsrun regular buses to and from the town. Avail of bus ticket booking coupon when you book your tickets online.