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Coordinates: 11°14′16″N76°03′00″E / 11.237716°N 76.050088°E / 11.237716; 76.050088 Coordinates: 11°14′16″N76°03′00″E / 11.237716°N 76.050088°E / 11.237716; 76.050088
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
  TypeBlock Panchayath
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0483
Vehicle registration KL-84

Areekode is a town on the banks of the Chaliyar River in Areekode Grama Panchayat in Malappuram district India. Areekode was part of the Malabar district in British India.


It is a town on the banks of Chaliyar River with an area of 7.25 square miles, Areekode is one of the highly literate areas in the state of Kerala. Situated in the Northern part of Malappuram district, it is encircled by hills and hillocks capped in green. The Areekode region includes Urangatiri, Kizhuparamba, Kavanoor and Areekode panchayats

It is 17 km from Manjeri, 27 km from Malappuram, and 35 km from Calicut town.


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River Chaliyar at Areekode

It is believed that the name 'Areekode' was derived from 'Aruvikkode', which in Malayalam means 'riverside'. The town is easily accessible by public road transportation.


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Kurumathur inscription (871 CE)

The Kurumathur inscription found near Areekode dates back to 871 CE. [1]


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A road at Areekode

Areekode connects to other parts of India through Calicut town on the west, Nilambur town on the east, and Manjeri town on the south. It is only 35 km away from Calicut Town. National Highway 66 passes through Calicut and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway 28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore, and Bangalore through Highways 12, 29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Karipur CCJ. Karipur Airport (CCJ - Calicut airport) is 30 minutes away from Areekode.

The nearest major railway station is at Calicut CLT.

Important landmarks

Educational institutions


Banking Services

Travel Agency

Suburbs of Areekode

On Mukkam Road
On Othayi Road

Therattammal, Moorkkanad, Thachanna, Choolattippara

On Edavanna Route
On Kondotty Route
On Vazhakkad Route
On Thottumukkam Road

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