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Walayar

Walayar
suburb
Walayar is located in Kerala
Walayar
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad district
Languages
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 678624
Telephone code 0491
Vehicle registration KL-09
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Palakkad
Lok Sabha constituency Palakkad, Kerala
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)
Walayar

(Malayalam:വാളയാർ) is a border town, located in the Palakkad district[1] of Kerala, India. The Kerala-Tamil Nadu border check post is situated here, which is marked by an arch. It is 26 km from Palakkad on the NH 47.

Walayar is a small developing town, located in the Palakkad district of Kerala, India. It is situated in the border between the states of Kerala and Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu on NH 47 where the sales tax, motor vehicles check post, and excise check posts are located. Due to the high traffic on this route (most of the goods import into Kerala happens through road and predominantly through this road), the place has also become notorious for the traffic jams. Most of the passenger vehicles coming from other states, viz buses, tourist cabs, pilgrims enter Kerala through this gateway. Walayar is the Gateway to Coimbatore city from Kerala state.

Walayar has a railway station which is about 100 meters away from NH 47. Walayar came to limelight of late due to the presence of the Sales Tax Check post (supposed to be the most corrupted before and one of the 10 biggest check posts in India). The roads in Walayar are in a bad condition with lots of potholes and frequently closing one lane due to the lining up of the trucks.

The RTO Check post located in Walayar is the biggest one in Kerala, In terms of revenue to the state, also it stands in the first position. Walayar is also famous for lottery shops which are located in abundance here. Exporting timber also is a major occupation here.

There is also a Deer Park located beside the NH 47 which presently now in a poor condition due to lack of facilitation. The Park spread over 110 acres of forest area mainly of Teak plantation started in 1997 got recognition from the Zoo Authority recently with conditions to convert it as a Safari Park providing more amenities for the Deer and other animals and also to the visitors. The Park located 22 km from Palakkad town could be developed as a tourist centre as one can see Deers and other small animals roam about in their natural habitat. This Deer park is also refereed as Jayaprakash Narayan Smrithivanam.

Since Walayar is a gateway it is also the main entry point to the main tourists centres of the District like Malampuzha, Kanjirapuzha, Nelliampathy, Silent Valley, Mangalam Dam etc.

Malabar Cements Ltd, a Public Sector Undertakings owned by Kerala Government which produces grey cement is one of the landmarks of Walayar.

References

  • http://palakkad.nic.in/
  1. ^ http://www.indiamapssite.com/tamil-nadu/district/coimbatore.html

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