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Kuttippuram (India)
Coordinates: 10°50′38″N76°01′58″E / 10.84389°N 76.03278°E / 10.84389; 76.03278 Coordinates: 10°50′38″N76°01′58″E / 10.84389°N 76.03278°E / 10.84389; 76.03278
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State Kerala
District Malappuram
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Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Kuttippuram is a town and a block headquarters, which is situated in the Tirur Taluk, Malappuram district of Kerala state, India. The town is located 34 kilometres south-west of Malappuram. The Bharathappuzha river flows through Kuttippuram. According to the last Census of India conducted in 2011, Kuttippuram forms a portion of the Malappuram metropolitan area.



Tirunavaya, the centre of medieval Mamankam festival, and Athavanad, which was the centre of Azhvanchery Thamprakkal , lie adjacent to Kuttippuram. [1]

Kuttippuram, on the northern bank of the river Bharathappuzha, was ruled by the Zamorin of Calicut during the middle ages. [2] Kuttippuram railway station is one of the oldest railway stations in Kerala. The second railway line in Kerala was laid from Tirur to Kuttippuram in 1861, as an extension of the first line laid from Tirur to Beypore in the same year. [3] In the 1940s, several national leaders including C. Rajagopalachari, M. Bhaktavatsalam, and Yakkob Hassan has visited Kuttippuram. [2] Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, a former president of India, has also visited here. [2] The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Lal Bahadur Shastri, were deposited in Kerala between Tirunavaya, Kuttippuram, and Thavanur, on the bank of the river Bharathappuzha. [1] [4]

The Kuttippuram bridge, built-in 1953, is one of the famous bridges in Kerala. The poem Kuttippuram Palam, describing the beauty of Bharathappuzha River at the sandy riverbank of Kuttippuram, was written by the poet Edasseri Govindan Nair. [5] [6] Kuttippuram was also a constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 1957 to 2011, which was then replaced by Kottakkal constituency. [7]


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Kuttippuram bridge
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Railway line in Kuttippuram

Kuttippuram is located at 10°50′N76°04′E / 10.83°N 76.07°E / 10.83; 76.07 . [8] It has an average elevation of 15 m (49 ft).


Kuttippuram is home to some of the major public sector industries in the state. [9] The municipal town of Valanchery is situated adjacent to Kuttippuram Grama Panchayat. There is a demand to upgrade Kuttippuram Grama Panchayat into a municipality.

Educational institutions




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Kuttippuram railway station, opened in 1861, one of the oldest railway stations in the state

Kuttippuram Block

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A panoramic view of Kuttippuram bridge from Nilayoram Park

Kuttippuram Block Panchayat is the block-level administrative body responsible for the administration of the following Gram panchayats:

  1. Kuttippuram
  2. Edayur
  3. Irimbiliyam
  4. Marakkara
  5. Athavanad
  6. Kalpakanchery

Valanchery municipality shares its boundary with Kuttippuram town, which was a Gram panchayat in Kuttippuram block until 2015.

Notable people

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