Vazhapadi is popularly known as Valappadi or Valapady. It is one of the Panchayath towns of Salem district in Tamil Nadu. The main growing crops are coconuts and tomatoes which makes this town popular as an exporter in south India. The culture and cuisine of Vazhapadi makes it famous among tourists who love South Indian traditions and food. The nearby famous city which acts as a tourist spots are MM Hills, Erode, Yercaud, and Hogenakkal.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Vazhapadi. Some of them are Sri Durga Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Brindavan Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Raj Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Palni Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Vazhapadi is Tamil. Other languages spoken are Telugu, Hindi, and English.
The important festivals of Vazhapadi are Thiruvalluvar Day in January, Vijayathasami in October, Aytha Pooja in October, and Sri Vinayagar Sathurthi in September.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vazhapadi. Some of them are Salem (29 km), Rasipuram (37 km), Namagiripettai (27 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Salem Airport (28 km).
The nearest major railway station is the Valappadi G HLT Railway Station (1 km).
Vazhapadi is linked via road to Salem. The distance between Salem and Vazhapadi is 29 km. There are regular local buses that travel from Vazhapadi to nearby places. The nearest bus stand is the Valappadi Bus Station at a distance of 1 km from the village. There are options of advance ticket bookings for tourists by KP Travels or Bhagyashree Travels etc. Plan your vacation in advance and book online to get discounts on bus tickets.