Olavakkode

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Olavakkode
Olavakkot
town
Olavakkode is located in Kerala
Olavakkode
Olavakkode
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°47′0″N 76°38′0″E / 10.78333°N 76.63333°E / 10.78333; 76.63333Coordinates: 10°47′0″N 76°38′0″E / 10.78333°N 76.63333°E / 10.78333; 76.63333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 678002
Telephone code 0491
Vehicle registration KL- 9
Nearest city Palakkad ,Ottapalam & Manarakkad
Lok Sabha constituency Palakkad

Olavakkode is a region in Palakkad city, Kerala, India. It is composed of two main areas: the Kavilpad and the Railway Colony. Olavakkode is 4 km from the Palakkad Municipal Bus Terminus.

Transportation[edit]

The railway has been very important to the growth and development of Olavakkode. The main railway station in the city Palakkad Junction is situated here. It is also the entry point by road from the North Malabar. During the last decade lot of residential colonies have come up in this area, making it one of the good residential areas of Palakkad. Also NH 213 Connecting Palakkad to Kozhikode through this way To cater to the needs of the populace, lot of facilities like banks ( including Sunday banking by one of the premier banks), ATMs,shopping places, lodges, hotels (though quality of food is a question mark), hospitals, dental outlets, marriage halls and the like have sprung up. A good by pass road connecting Olavakkode with the NH 47 is also in the final stages of completion, which will make travel from Calicut road to Trichur road a pleasurable one from the present tedious one.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Palakkad Junction (formerly called Olavakkode Junction)
  • Southern Railway Palakkad Divisional Office (formerly called Olavakkode Division)
  • Divisional Railway Hospital
  • Malampuzha Dam and Garden
  • Thirumananghat Shiva Temple
  • Jain Temple
  • Previous location of the Broad Gauge Railway junction