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.
Thuvarankurichi, also known as Tovarankurichchi, is a sparsely populated hamlet based in Tamil Nadu state of India. Some of the neighbouring villages of Thuvarankurichi include Puthanatham, and Marungapuri. Dindigul, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli are the nearby cities that are close to Thuvarankurichi.
Places to Stay
Thuvarankurichi is a small village and offers mostly home stays and lodges to the visitors. Marungaapuri which is 7 km north of Thuvarankurichi has some good budget hotels. Some of them include Sangam Hotel(Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Meenakshi (Tariff – Rs. 1500) and Jayant Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official spoken language of Thuvarankurichi is Tamil.
Some of the festivals and events that are celebrated in Thuvarankurichi include Pongal (January) and Vinayaka Chaturthi (September).
Places of Interest
Some of the places around Thuvarankurichi that attract tourists include Tiruchirapalli (55 km), Madurai (180 km) and Thanjur (121 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thuvarankurichi is the Civil Airport at Tiruchirapalli. It is located about 64 km away from Nachandupatti.
Thuvarankurichi town does not have its own railway station. The nearest one is at Marungapuri which is approximately 7 km away from the village.
There are daily bus services to, Madurai, Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and Thanjur from Thuvarankurichi. Some of the bus operators that offer good service to passengers include Joy Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM Travels. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.