|• Total||18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Cheruvathur is a growing town in the Kasaragod district, state of Kerala. It is located 58 km from the district headquarters at Kasaragod Town. In the main part of the town are: a railway station, a bus stand and a many shops. It is situated on National Highway 17 (NH 17) between Payyanur and Nileshwaram. As of 2011 census, It is the sixth largest town in the Kasaragod district.
The significant attraction in the area is the ruins of a Dutch fort on the Veeramala Hills. Cheruvathur is around 10 km south of Nileswaram.
National Highway 17 passes a few kilometers east of the town. Cheruvathur Railway Station is on the Nileshwar-Payyanur line. It is located 25 km from the district headquarters, Kasaragod town. It is the birthplace of well known people: Mahakavi Kuttamath, Kanayi Kunhiraman and others.
It is an island in the Arabian Sea, 5 km south west of Cheruvathur; separated from the mainland by back waters. It is an ideal place for picnics and is a fishing centre.
On the hilltop are the ruins of a Dutch fort built in the 18th century. It is a picnic spot from where the natural beauty of Kariangode river and surroundings can be enjoyed.
A kind of art form seen only in northern Malabar.
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