Vythiri is a picturesque hill station located in the Wayanad district of Kerala. This beautiful hill station has a great terrain which makes it an ideal destination for those looking to indulge in some adventure activities like trekking, river rafting, boating and angling. Wayanad is also famous for its agricultural estates, mainly those of tea, rubber, spices and coffee plantations. A number of tourists of India and abroad find their way back to Vythiri every year, earning it a well deserved place on the world tourist map.
Places to Stay
Vythiri has are several good resorts and tree houses available for accommodation at various price points. Few notable ones are Mint Flower residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), KTDC Pepper Grove (Tariff – Rs. 1300) and Isaac’s Hotel Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Vythiri is Malayalam. English is also one of the commonly spoken languages here in Vythiri.
Few important festivals celebrated here in Vythiri are the Vishu, Onam, and Maha Shivratri.
Places of Interest
Vythiri has several interesting tourist attractions, namely Thirunelli Temple, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kabini River.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vythiri is Kozhikode Airport. It is located about 75 km away from the town.
Kozhikode Station is the nearest railway station to Vythiri. It is about 65 km away from it and is easily accessible by road.
There are daily bus services to Kozhikode, Karipur and Wayanad from Vythiri. One of the best service providers that offer good experience for passengers is Kallada Travel. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.
A town in Alappuzha District, Kerala, Haripad is located between Alappuzha and Kollam on National Highway 47. Situated close to the Arabian Sea, the town connects Mavelikkara and Thrikkunnappuzha. There are more twenty Hindu temples in and around the surrounding regions.The first Sri Ramakrishna Ashram in the state was established at Pilapuzha in Haripad. The town is considered the land of the ‘Mayura Sandesa’ (land of snake boats) and music, dance and drama.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels available to stay in Haripad. Tourists visiting the place can stay The Esquire Inn Hotel and Kalpakavadi Inn (Tariff Rs. 500-Rs. 1000).
The annual festivals like Onam, Vishu, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The scenic Pallipad village (3.8 kms), Karimpalil palace (1km), Veeyapuram (6kms), Karichal (4kms), Vilakkumaram (a Light Pole- .5kms) and Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple (1km) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport (97.19 Kms)
Haripad has its own railway station
Haripad Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Anjali Travels, A1 Travels KPN Travels and Atlas Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.