Thamarassery

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Thamarassery
Town
Taluk
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Clockwise from the top: Kottayil Temple, Chunkam junction, Thamarassery skyline, PWD rest house, Payyamballi Chandu memorial, Weekly market
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Thamarassery
Location in Kerala, India
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Thamarassery
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
Area
  Total27.17 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total35,706
  Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
673573
Nearest city Kozhikode
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Thamarassery Churam - Night View
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Public Library
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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).

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History

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).

Administration

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.

Landmarks

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Economy

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.

Transportation

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.

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KSRTC Bus Station Thamarassery

Tourism

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View point of Thamarassery Churam
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Thusharagiri
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Vayalada view point
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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

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References

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