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In this "how to reach Palakkad" section of Palakkad travel guide, we are exploring various options of traveling to Palakkad.

How to Reach Palakkad

Palm trees, paddy fields, green mountains, sparkling rivers, soothing lakes, and spellbinding vistas constitute the district of Palakkad, sited 350 km north of the capital Thiruvananthapuram. Though a small and mostly pastoral countryside district, Palakkad is surprisingly well connected to almost all the popular places encircling it. However, it does not have an airport, but is suitably connected to other places by means of its widely connected and never-failing network of roadways and railways, which connect it internally as well. Frequent buses are available at service to places in and out of Kerala which make roadways the most preferred mode of transportation. Scroll through the lines below to know the different modes of transportation for traveling to and around Palakkad.

Air
Palakkad does not possess an airdrome. Nevertheless, tourists flying to Palakkad can choose to arrive at the Coimbatore airport, which is the closest airport, at a distance of 55 km. Kochi airport is another close airport from Palakkad, which is about 160 km from here. Coimbatore is connected to seven major cities of India, some of which even have an international airport, linking to foreign destinations. A number of private and public carriers provide service from Coimbatore to various places.

Rail
The railway network connects Palakkad with almost all the major cities of India. Palakkad has two major railway stations. The main railway station, Palakkad Junction is a broad gauge station, just 5 km away from the city, connecting Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, and Ernakulam. The other railhead is the metre gauge Palakkad Town railway station which is again being converted into broad gauge.

Road
Good motorable roads connect Palakkad to all major towns of Kerala and neighboring states. The national highways passing through Palakkad district are NH-17, NH-47, and NH-213. The main bus stations in this district are at Chittur, Vadakkancheri, Palakkad, and Mannarkkad. With the help of the convenient and vast network, you can easily travel through Palakkad and explore it. It can even take you to the remotest places in Palakkad.

Local Transport
For local transportation, buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws are easily available in Palakkad. The government buses are abundant in service and are the most comfortable way to explore Palakkad. Apart from this, there are private buses which are always available at service.

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