Last updated

Thamarassery Landmarks.jpg
Clockwise from the top: Kottayil Temple, Chunkam junction, Thamarassery skyline, PWD rest house, Payyamballi Chandu memorial, Weekly market
India Kerala location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Location in Kerala, India
India location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Thamarassery (India)
Coordinates: 11°24′50″N75°55′22″E / 11.41389°N 75.92278°E / 11.41389; 75.92278 Coordinates: 11°24′50″N75°55′22″E / 11.41389°N 75.92278°E / 11.41389; 75.92278
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
  Total27.17 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
 (2011) [1]
  Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest city Kozhikode
Thamarassery Churam - Night View Wayanad Churam - Night View.jpg
Thamarassery Churam - Night View
Public Library TSY LIBRARY.jpg
Public Library
Bus Bay Jn TSY Bus Bay Jn.jpg
Bus Bay Jn

Thamarassery, formerly known as Thazhmalachery, it is one of the taluk in Kozhikode district and major hill town in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India, 30 km north-east of Kozhikode (Calicut) City and 29 km east of Koyilandy. It lies on the Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore route (National Highway 212).



Thamarassery belonged to the Kingdom of Kottayam before India became independent. It has witnessed the departure of the British and the great march of Tipu Sultan. Kottayam Kings who died fighting the British were given part of the land of Thamarassery in the days before freedom. The tomb of Payyampally Chandu, who was a warrior under the Kottayam Raja, is located at the Thamarassery Kotayil Sree Bhagavathi Temple.

In 1936 the Thamarassery panchayat was formed, although a public health center had already been operating for some time prior. Attakoya Thangal was the first panchayat president. JT Abdurahiman Master is the president of the Thamarassery Panchayath (since 2020 December 30).


Thamarassery panchayat is divided into 19 wards. Thamarassery panchayat comes under Koduvally state assembly constituency and Kozhikode loksabha constituency. Current MP is MK Raghavan of Congress and MLA is MK Muneer of Muslim League. Thamarassery constitutes a taluk within the Kozhikode district.


Taluk Hospital.jpg


Thamarassery is an agricultural area, and a large portion of its population are farmers. Coconut and rubber are the major products. Kerala's first rubber estate, now in the hands of AV Thomas and Co., is located here.


Thamarassery is well connected to its surrounding areas via roads, which reach from it to Kozhikode, Kalpetta, Koyilandy, and Mukkam. Bus service is also available regularly. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has a bus stand and depot at Thamarassery. All private buses operate from the New Bus Stand at Karadi nearby the KSRTC depot. The nearest airport, Calicut International Airport is 45 km away, while the Kozhikode Railway Station is 30km away.

The KSRTC bus service provides good connections to Kasargod, Kannur, Palakkad, Thrissur, Kottayam and Trivandrum. Several interstate bus services pass through Thamarassery, providing connections to Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ooty, Devala, Gundalpet and other places.

KSRTC Bus Station Thamarassery KSRTC TSY.jpg
KSRTC Bus Station Thamarassery


View point of Thamarassery Churam View point of Thamarassery Churam.jpg
View point of Thamarassery Churam
Thusharagiri Thusharagiri 3.jpg
Vayalada view point Vayalada view point where natural beauty cherish.jpg
Vayalada view point

Many tourist attractions are located nearby the town are

Notable People from Thamarassery

•Director Hariharan

•Sports reporter VM Balachandran (popularly known as Vimcy)

•Asharaf Thamarassery, UAE based social worker

Shani Prabhakaran, TV journalist

•Anjali Ameer, actress

•AK Shaji, founder of MyG electronics retail

•Kishore Kumar, former Indian volleyball captain

Working Group Member(Traditional Industries)State Planning Board Kerala.

Villages in Thamarassery Taluk

The position of the Thamarassery Taluk in Kozhikode district is given below:

There are 20 villages in Thamarassery Taluk  :

Educational Organizations in Thamarassery

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kozhikode</span> City in Kerala, India

Kozhikode, also known in English as Calicut, is a city along the Malabar Coast in the state of Kerala in India. It has a corporation limit population of 609,224 and a metropolitan population of more than 2 million, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Kerala and the 19th largest in India. Kozhikode is classified as a Tier 2 city by the Government of India.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nilambur</span> Place in Kerala, India

Nilambur is a major town, a municipality and a Taluk in the Malappuram district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. This place is also known as 'Teak Town' because of the abundance of Nilambur teaks in this area; Which is a variety of a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests. Unlike many Municipalities of India; Nilambur is covered with large amounts of vegetation making it close to nature and hence make it very scenic and inspiring.

Mundakayam, is a town in Kanjirappally Taluk in the Kottayam District of Kerala. It is the doorway to the high ranges of southern Kerala, and is at the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts. The next nearest town, Kanjirappally, is 14 km (8.7 mi) & Erumely is 12 km from Mundakayam. Mundakayam has rubber plantations, and greenery. The Manimala River runs through Mundakayam. It is located 48 km east of the district headquarters at Kottayam and 148 km from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. The name Mundakayam is said to be derived from the Mundi cranes that used to be seen along the Manimala River banks.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Thiruvambady</span> Town in Kerala, India

Thiruvambady is a major hill town and a suburb in southeastern Kozhikode district in Kerala, India. Thiruvambady is a Panchayat headquarters, and a legislative assembly constituency, situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the district headquarters of Kozhikode.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Vatakara</span> Place in Kerala, India

Vatakara, also spelled Vadakara, IPA: [ʋɐɖɐgɐɾɐ], French: Bargaret, is a Municipality in the state of Kerala, India. Vatakara is located between Kannur and Kozhikode. The municipality of Vatakara covers an area of 23.33 km2 (9.01 sq mi) and is bordered by Mahé to the north and Payyoli to the south. It is the headquarters of Vatakara taluk, which consists of 22 panchayats. During the reign of the Kolathiris and Zamorins, Vatakara was known as Kadathanadu. During the British Raj, it was part of the North Malabar region of Malabar District in the state of Madras. The historic Lokanarkavu temple, made famous by the Vadakkan Pattukal, is situated in Vatakara. A new tardigrade species collected from Vadakara coast has been named after Kerala State; Stygarctus keralensis.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Balussery</span> Town in Kerala, India

Balussery is a major developing town located about 25 km northeast of Kozhikode city and lies on the sides of State Highway 34. It is one of the largest 140 assembly constituencies in Kerala and one of the 12 block Panchayats in Kozhikode district. Balussery is the Northeast side entry of Calicut city.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kozhikode district</span> District of Kerala state, India

Kozhikode district, or Calicut district, is one of the 14 districts in the Indian state of Kerala, along its Southwestern Malabar Coast. The city of Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is the district headquarters. The district is 67.15% urbanised.

Kottur is a grama panchayat and a community development block in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India.

Kodanchery is a town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kodiyathur</span> Village in Kerala, India

Kodiyathur is a gram panchayat in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Puthuppadi</span> Village in Kerala, India

Puthuppadi is a village and Panchayath located in Kozhikode district of Kerala, India. Puthuppadi Grama Panchayat covers an area of 64.75 sq km and is spread over the villages of Engapuzha and Puthuppadi. The panchayat is bounded on the north by Thamarassery, Kattippara, Kodenchery, Vythiri (Wayanad) panchayats, on the east by Vythiri (Wayanad) and Kodancheri panchayats, on the south by Thamarassery and Kodancheri panchayats and on the west by Kattippara panchayat. Famous Wayandan Churam or Wayandan Pass, which has nine hairpins between Adivaram of Puthuppady Panchayath and Lakkidi of Vythri Panchayath, is in Puthuppadi Panchayat.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Koduvally</span> Town in Kerala, India

Koduvally is a major municipal town in Kozhikode district. It is located on the Calicut-Mysuru National Highway 766 and is about 21 km northeast of Kozhikode (Calicut) city. koduvally is known as the city of gold for its gold trade legacy since 18s and 19s. Koduvally is one of the 140 assembly constituencies in Kerala and One of the 12 block panchayats in kozhikode.The nearest local bodies are Kizhakkoth, Madavoor, kunnamangalam, Omassery, Mukkam, and Thamarassery. Koduvally also gives its name to the Koduvally River which flows west into the sea.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kunnamangalam</span> Town in Kerala, India

Kunnamangalam is a growing census town located about 14 km east of Kozhikode (Calicut) city on the Calicut - Bangalore National Highway. Nearby places are Koduvally, Mukkam, Chathamangalam, and Kattangal. India's premier educational institutions like Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK), National Institute of Technology Calicut, National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology, Indian Institute of Spices Research, and Kerala School of Mathematics, Kozhikode are located here. Kunnamangalam is developing as a suburb of Kozhikode, Kunnamangalam is the east side entry of Calicut city.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mukkam</span> Municipality/suburb/town in Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Mukkam is a major municipality town in Kozhikode, state of Kerala, India. Mukkam is one of the major regional suburb of the Kozhikode district. Mukkam is located about 27 km east of Calicut city on the bank of river Iruvanjippuzha, one of the major tributaries of river Chaliyar .Mukkam is also well knows for its secularistic features. The urban region of Mukkam is spread across Mukkam Municipality and the North Karassery region of Karassery Grama Panchayath. The town begins from North Karassery junction region and runs till Agasthianmuzhi Junction region.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Omassery</span> Town in Kerala, India

Omassery is a town in Kozhikode district, Kerala, India and it is a junction between Thiruvambady, Thamarassery, Mukkam, Koduvally, Kodenchery and Kattangal. Omassery is located 29 kilometers southeast of Kozhikode in the eastern part of Kerala; better known as Malabar. Omassery is a fast developing place and is well connected to the other parts of the state. Besides that, it is known as the gateway to the hill ranges of Western Ghats in Malabar.

Pullurampara, is a village situated near the town of Thiruvambady in the Calicut district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is approximately 42 km from Calicut and is in two panchayats, Thiruvambady and Kodencheri. Iruvanjippuzha river flows through Pullurampara. The two main junctions in Pullurampara are Pallippadi and Pullurampara valiyangaadi. St. Alphonsa Playground is the main Park. St. Joseph's Church is located in Pallippadi.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Transportation in Malappuram district</span>

The transportation in Malappuram district includes road, rail, air, and mass transit.

Kozhikode district has an extensive network of road, rail and air travel services. Kozhikode city is the epicenter of the district. Vatakara and Thamarassery are other transport hubs.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kunduthode</span> Village in Kerala, India

Kunduthode is a small village in northeastern Kozhikode district, Kerala, in southwest India. It is under Nadapuram assembly constituency and Kavilumpara panchayath. The nearest town is Thottilpalam (6 km).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Koduvally Municipality</span> Municipality in Kerala, India

Koduvally is a Major Municipal town in Kozhikode district. Koduvally is known as the city of gold. It is located on the Calicut-Wayanad National Highway 212 and is about 22 km northeast of Kozhikode (Calicut) city. Koduvally Municipality is a Newly Converted 3rd grade Municipality form Koduvally Grama Panchayat with effect from 01.11.2015, Koduvally Municipality have 36 Wards or Divisions. The main local towns in this municipality are Vavad, Nellamkandi, Koduvally West, Koduvally East, Koduvally Town, South Koduvally, Vennakkad, Thalapperumanna, Karuvanpoyil, Kareettiparamba, Manipuram And Kalaranthiri. The nearest local bodies are Kizhakkoth (West), Madavoor (West), Omassery (East), Kunnamangalam (South) and Thamarassery (North).Smt. Shareefa Kannadippoyil is the first chairperson of the koduvally municipality and Sri. A.P Majeed master is the first deputy chairperson of the koduvally municipality.


  1. "കോഴിക്കോട് ജില്ലയിലെ ഗ്രാമ പഞ്ചായത്തുകളുടെ അടിസ്ഥാന വിവരങ്ങള്‍ | Deparyment of Panchayats".