Bestowed with Blessings and Beauty
Get a glimpse of this land bequeathed with the beauty of celestial charisma and the footsteps of sages. Fabled as the birthplace of Sri Adi Sankara, Kaladi, earlier known as “Salsalam, is sanctified with a number of ancient temples which preserves many epics in its richest forms.
Sri Adi Sankara occupies a unique place among the great philosophers of India as the one who preached the monistic or “Advaita” philosophy. It is in memory of Sankaracharya that the two major shrines – one for Dakshinamoorthy and the other for the Goddess Sharada, were erected in Kaladi. The Sringeri Math and Sri Ramakrishna Ashram add to the sanctity of the place. Kaladi is no disappointment for nature-lovers – places sprinkled with natural wonders could be found in plenty.
Cochin International Airport Limited, Nedumbassery, which is at 8 km from Kaladi is the nearest and most accessible airport.
Located near Main Central Road (MC Road), the place is accessible from the bus stations at Angamaly and Perumbavur (8 km). Angamaly KSRTC Bus station is just 5 km from this place. In the central part of the Kaladi town, there is a private bus stand from where buses to nearly every spot in Kaladi are available. If you are coming from the upper region of Kerala, it is advisable to take a diversion at Angamaly (MC road and NH 47 merges here) to enter the MC Road.
Nearest Railway station is at Angamaly - at a distance of 8 km away from Kaladi. Most of the trains have a stop here but it is better to get down at Aluva railway station, if you are in an Express or Super Fast train.