The search terms directed to my site are usually not related to any of my posts . They usually are queries about getting around Valluvanad ….. here are the answers for many of the frequently asked questions :
1. Ottapalam to Mannarkad buses
There are regular private buses in this route via Ambalapara -Thiruvazhiyode- Sreekrishnapuram or Cherpulassery-Thiruvazhiyode-Sreekrishnapuram .
2.Perinthalmanna – Palakkad early morning buses
There are round the clock KSRTC buses in this route , while private buses to my knowledge start running by 5 am
3.Reasons for backwardness of Palakkad
Its huge size , tribal population and lesser diversity in political representation (it is a CPM stronghold)
5. Cherpulassery airport –
The nearest is Calicut International airport app…60 km to north west.
6. Train timings from Angadipuram to Pattambi –
There are no direct trains , but you could get down at Vadanamkurussi (en route Shornur ) and board a Pattambi or Guruvayur bus.
7. Chelakkara –
Though culturally similar to Valluvanad it was a part of the Kingdom of Cochin and now falls under Thalappily taluk of Thrissur district . There are no direct buses to Calicut from here . you will have to first get to ottapalam then to perinthalmanna from where there are regular buses to Calicut. There are regular train services to Calicut from Shornur which is 13 km from Chelakkara.
8.Shornur to Palakkad bus –
There are only a few direct buses in this route . you will have to first get to Kulapully , which is the second private bus stand of Shornur , 2 km from the Railway station and then get a palakkad bus , which are quiet frequent.
9.Hotels at Cherpulassery –
There are quiet a few , one of the star hotels is Mithilla Regency.
10. Cherpulassey – Palakkad route buses –
This is route with private buses at regular intervals with a few KSRTC buses in between via kongad.
11. Distance between cherpulassery and calicut –
85 kms .there are a few private buses and a handful of Ksrtc buses.
12.Bakeries at Shornur –
Shornur actually is a small town , there are Nila bake houses at Kulapully and Cheruthurutty.
13. Valluvanad and Tippu –
The relation is a bit complicated.
14.Angadipuram to Palakkad train –
why ?? there are buses both Ksrtc and private every 5 minutes. If it is of utmost necessity you could get Palakkad trains from Shornur.
15.Shornur to Ooty –
First get to pattambi/cherpulassery , then to perinthalmanna – nilambur – gudallur – ooty.
16. Cherpulassey to Mannarkkad –
The distance is about 25 kms. there are regular buses.
17. Jewellers at Shornur –
No major jewellery chains here… Thrissur is just 45 minutes away.
18. Why is shornur junction so congested with trains ? –
It is here that the main railway route in Kerala split in four directions …..to calicut , thrissur,palakkad and nilambur.
19.Cherpulassery CBSE school –
The major one is the Sabari central school.
20. Angadipuram to Kadambuzha –
There are both private and ksrtc buses to valanchery from here , then proceed to Kadambuzha,
21. Hospitals at cherpulassery –
Kerala medical college hospital ,Cooperative hospital,Shankar hospital.
22. Cherpulassey nearest railway station –
Vallapuzha , The nearest major station is Shornur , 17 km to south.
23. Buses from Shornur to Calicut –
None – train is better – Else get to Pattambi then Valanchery , from where there are direct buses to calicut.
24. Perinthalmanna old bus stand –
It is a shopping complex now….sorry.
25.Pambin kavu –
It is a sacred groove commonly found in this region , which is thick with foliage and is considered to house serpent (gods).
26. Chirayath bus –
They have nearly many buses in the Thrissur- Ottapalam route , with a few running longer trips to cherpulassery , mannarkad and palakkad.
27. Cherpulassery – Ottapalam –
17 kms , regular private buses ply on this route.
28. Shornur to Attapadi –
nearly 80 km – There is one bus early in the morning formerly a mayilvahanam now kavitha. otherwise get to Cherpulassry from where there are regular buses to Mannarkad and thence to Anakkaty. There are a few shornur – mannarkad direct buses too.
29.Ottapalam to Edappal –
Take a bus to Pattambi(Guruvayur limited stop) , then change over to an Edappal bus , which are frequent via kootanad or thrithala.
30.Perintalmanna – Cherpulassery –
17km , buses every 5 minute from the pattambi road junction or moulana hospital junction.
31. Calicut to Ottapalam bus timings – there are 3 buses from Calicut Bus stand between 1 and 2 : 30 pm .
33. Angadipuram over bridge – YES…its reality now.
34 . wadakkanchery over bridge – yes , finally.
35 . Shankar hospital , Cherpulassery – It is right next to the bus stand on the pattambi road.