Mannarkkad

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Mannarkkad
മണ്ണാ൪ക്കാട്
town
Kunthippuzha in Mannarkkad
Kunthippuzha in Mannarkkad
Nickname(s): mkd
Mannarkkad is located in Kerala
Mannarkkad
Mannarkkad
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°59′N 76°28′E / 10.98°N 76.47°E / 10.98; 76.47Coordinates: 10°59′N 76°28′E / 10.98°N 76.47°E / 10.98; 76.47
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad District
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code + 91 (0) 4924
Vehicle registration KL-50

Mannarkkad, formerly known as Mannarghat, is a town in the Palakkad district of Kerala State, South India. It is the headquarters of Mannarkkad Taluk, and is one of the largest revenue Taluks in Kerala. It is situated 40 km north-east of the district headquarters Palakkad, on the way to Kozhikode (NH 213) and in the foothills of the Western Ghats. Silent Valley (a tropical evergreen rain forest with an unbroken evolutionary history of 50 million years) is only 35 km from Mannarkkad.

The Mannarkkad gram panchayat consists of the Mannarkad-I village. The Mannarkkad Taluk, consisting 25 villages, is the first fully computerized Revenue Taluk office, designed as India's first Paperless Government office.

Geography[edit]

Mannarkkad is located at 10°59′N 76°28′E / 10.98°N 76.47°E / 10.98; 76.47.[1] It has an average elevation of 76 m (249 ft).

Notable nearby locations[edit]

Patrakkadavu Water falls 4 KM Meenvallam & Atla Water Falls 5 Km

Transport[edit]

Mannarkkad is connected by road to all other parts of Kerala. NH 213 connecting Kozhikode and Palakkad passes through the town. The nearest railway stations to the town are Palakkad Jn (32 km), Ottapalam (40 km), Shoranur Jn (44 km), 25 km in Perinthalmanna and 40 km in Manjeri and Nilambur. The nearest airports to the town are Calicut International Airport (60 km), and Coimbatore Airport (62 km). mettupalayam city 55 km, and Ooty 80 KM. Changaleeri is the smallest village & Karakurussi is the biggest village in Mannarkkad Thaluk.

Politics[edit]

Mannarkkad assembly constituency is part of Palghat (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

References[edit]


Taluks of Palakkad District, Kerala
AlathurChitturMannarkkadOttapalamPalakkad