Wadakkanchery is a small town in Thrissur district, Kerala . It is the Head Quarters of Thalappilly Taluk. This town is situated on the Thrissur – Shoranur State Highway 22 and is directly connected to Kunnamkulam (another major town on National Highway 17 ). There is a railway station here – Managed by the Southern Railways, Wadakancheri Railway Station (also spelt Wadakanchery Railway Station).
Festivals and Attractions:
The Vazhaani Dam, approximately 8km from here, made entirely of mud is the major tourist attraction near Wadakanchery.
Wadakkanchery is situated in the heart of “pooram belt” – “pooram” s are the annual festivals in temples of central Kerala, mostly in and around Wadakkanchery, Especially the “Uthralikkaavu” are well known for the fireworks extravaganzas during the festivals.
Many important places of worship are also here.St. Francis Xaviers Forane Church, St. George Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Ottupara Town masjid, Jaram masjid, Sivan temple and Maari amman temple … etc.The Dhanwantari temple near Erumapetty (on Kunnamkulam – Wadakkanchery road, approx 8km from Wadakkanchery) is another Place of religious interest.