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Kuttiady (or Kuttiadi) is a town in the northern part of Kozhikode district in Kerala state, India. It is 24 km from Vadakara. Kuttiadi acknowledged the supremacy of the Kottayam Raja, whose fortified palace stands on a hill. During the Pazhassi rebellion, Kuttiadi, which commanded one of the chief passes to Wayanad was of great strategic importance. In 1957, the shafts of two golden swords supposed to have been used by Pazhassi Raja were unearthed. Overlooking Kuttiadi and other regions is the 1758 m. height Banasura peak, named after the giant demon Banasura, who is supposed to have built a fort on the summit. Now the name of Kuttiadi connected with the hydroelectric project in Kuttiadi river basin. Kuttiady has a Hydroelectric power plant that supplies much of Kerala's electric power. Actually, Kuttiyadi Dam is 25 km from Kuttiyadi town. It also serves as an irrigation project. The place was originally a forest owned by the Vengalil family but was nationalized following the accession of a communist administration in Kerala. During ancient Chera regime, the region was an important military strategic pass. Valayannur Chira is famous for its natural beauty. Kuttiyadi is also famous for high yielding coconut trees. coconuts and coconut oil from kuttiyadi is supplied all over kerala as seed, in government initiative.
Kuttyadi town is 50 km from Kozhikode City, The nearest railway station is Vatakara (25 km) and airport is at Karipur. Perambra (12 km) and Nadapuram (13 km) are the other major towns nearby.
Kuttiady River (Kuttiady Puzha)
The Kuttiadi River:- Rising from the Narikota Ranges on the western slopes of the Wynad Hills a part of Western Ghats at an elevation of 1220 m M.S.L. of the Kuttiyadi River flows through Badagara, Quilandy and Kozhikode Taluks. The river is also known as the Murat River. This river has a length of 74 km. It falls into the Arabin Sea at Moorad about 6km from Vadakara and along with its tributaries it drains in area of 583 km2.
The major tributaries of the river are the Onipuzha, the Thottilpalampuzha the Kadiyangad puzha thevannathilpuzha and the Madappallipuzha. The river passes through Oorakuzhi Kuttiadi. Traveler, Muyipot, Maniyur and Karuvacheri. The historical Kottakkal Forest is situated at the mouth of the river.
Kuttiady Dam (Peruvannamoozhi Dam)
Significance of Kuttiady Dam Kuttiady Peruvannamuzhi Dam is one of the most beautiful dams in Kerala. Being situated in a small village, its beauty gets added up. It is approximately 60 km from Kozhikode district. You could reach by a two hour journey. It is situated in the north- south direction of Calicut city. There are many private bus services o this place. There is an artificial lake in Peruvannamuzhi. You can enjoy boating in Peruvannamuzhi artificial lake. While riding through the artificial lake, there you can see 'Smaraka Thottam', a garden made in the memory of great leaders of freedom struggle. The garden also offers a great enjoyment to you. It also gives you happiness, joy and refreshment.
There is also a crocodile farm and a bird sanctuary situated here at Peruvannamuzhi. There are more than twenty crocodiles here in different pools. The bird sanctuary also offers you with birds of varieties more than 90 species. The Peacocks of Peruvannamuzhi is famous. But it is now considered as vulnerable species. The Peruvannamuzhi dam belongs to the Kuttiady irrigation project. The water stored here is used for the production of electricity as well as for irrigation. This Peruvannamuzhi Dam is used for providing water to three main districts- Kozhikode, Malapuram and Kannur.
Peruvannamuzhi Dam also serves water for the famous Japan Govt. Aided Drinking Water Project. Long tunnels runs from here for the purpose of provide drinking water to secluded villages of Kozhikode district.
There is also an institution running here Indian Institution for Spice Research. They were responsible for the production of varies varieties of seeds and saplings here. Kuttiady Agricultural farm is also located at Peruvannamuzhi. The tourists can also visit one of the old churches of Kozhikode district, Fathima Matha Catholic Church. The headquarters of Shalom, a popular television channel is also located at Peruvannamuzhi.
Other Main Attraction near Peruvenamuzhi Dam 1) Mananchira Square It is situated at the heart part of the Calicut city. The big Green Park and pond at there are famous. The main town hall is situated near to it. 2) The Art gallery and Krishna Menon Museum It is situated at East Hill, Calicut. It contains various monuments and old craftsmanship.
Location of Peruvannamuzhi Dam The Peruvannamuzhi Dam is 60 km from the Kozhikode city. You could reach here by private bus or by taxi.
Where to stay at Peruvannamuzhi There are many rest houses and hotels surrounding the Peruvannamuzhi Dam. They would also provide you best, traditional as well as modern food stuffs.
When to come Peruvannamuzhi Dam There is no particular season to come Peruvannamuzhi Dam. But it would be better to come here in summer seasons (Mar–May) for boat riding. You should also reach here before 6 pm since the Peruvannamuzhi Dam closes by 6 pm. The Peruvannamuzhi Dam is also close on national holidays and Sundays.
How to reach Peruvannamuzhi Dam 1) By Road: The Peruvannamuzhi Dam can be reached by road within two hours from Kozhikode city. 2) By Rail : The nearby railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station. 3) By Air : The nearby airport is Karipur International Airport
Sirajul Huda (Masjid)
Sirajul Huda is an educational complex functioning in different parts of Malabar based at Kuttiady in Calicut District. A journey of around 50 km is required to reach Kuttiady from the town of Calicut, Kannur & Wayanad. It is 75 km from Calicut Airport. Kuttiady and its surroundings have occupied a golden leaf in the history of education. It is because of the institution, Sirajul Huda Educational Complex. As an outstanding institution, it has now exerted an influence in the life of Malabar area. Those people who are aware of the fact have praised the educational inspiration given the institution. This is a renowned institution in Kerala idealized and formed by high intellectual stalwarts. It was established in Sep.1989 by the patron of letters the Hon’ble sheikh Abdul Rahman saquafi in the presence of the Hon’ble sheikh Aboobacker Ahmad (Secretary of All India Jamiyyathul Ulama) Within a few years, journeyed through much hardships, it has spread wide in Kuttiady, Nadapuram, Vatakara, Thalassery, Perambra, Parakkadavu, Meppayyur, Thuvvakkunnu, Peringathur and Thiruvallur. The conglomerate includes so many endeavours like Arabic College, College of Arts & Da’wa, College of Hifzul Quran, College of Arts & Science, Non Kerala students academy, College of functional Arabic & Urdu, Orphanage, women’s arts College, Computer Centres & Eight English medium Schools and so forth.
Sirajul Huda commences its functioning in moral &physical education and Charity. The most important aim of the institution is to bring up the new generation into the culture and wisdom to enable them to face the world. With this idea in mind, It provides educational facilities to poor, helpless and down trodden pupils from different walks of life. Furthermore, the complex has enjoyed an enviable status in the service sector too.
There are number of temples in kutiady. "Natol thira" and associated carnival along with "thira" is famous. Kutiady carnival is also called " Kannukali chanda" a place where people exchange or buy cow, bull, goat etc. The carnival is happening every year first week of January. One temple is recently identified near kuttiady during an excavation, which was buried during Tipu Sultan's invasion in Malabar.
Kutiady has many God siva's temples, god subramanyan temple, god Vishnu temple etc.
Echo tourism Project
Kutiady echo tourism project is based on the sound natural wealth of Janaki Kadu forest.The Janaki kadu is 10 km from Peruvannamuzhi dam.
Islamiya College, Kuttiadi
Islamiya College, Kuttiadi is one of the best institutions in Kerala rendering Islamic education to the new generations for the last five decades. It was constituted under the leadership of Haji V.P. Mohammedali Sahib, the first Ameer-e-Jama-at, Kerala Halqa. The present curriculum ‘Kulliyathul Quran’ emphasizing Qur'an study was framed by Janab. K. Moidu Moulavi, a renowned Arabic poet and famous Islamic scholar.
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