|• MP||M.I.Shanavas - Wayanad (Lok Sabha constituency)|
|• MLA||C. Moyinkutty - Thiruvambady (Assembly constituency)|
|• Panchayath President||Eliamma Georej - Thiruvambady Panchayath|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||0495 225....|
|Vehicle registration||KL 57|
|Sex ratio||1000:1040 ♂/♀|
Thiruvambady (Malayalam: തിരുവമ്പാടി) is a hilly town and one of the suburb in the south - eastern side of Kozhikode district in Kerala. Thiruvambady was established on 1805 (British Rule). Thiruvampady is an Assembly constituency and also a Panchayath. Thiruvambady Panchayath was established on 1 January 1962 and Thiruvambady Assembly constituency was established on 1977. Thiruvambadi is located on the banks of Iruvanjippuzha which is a tributary of Chaliyar situated 35 km far from Kozhikode city. People migrated to here from 1938. This is a beautiful place filled with mountains, valleys and waterfalls. Famous waterfalls such as Thusharagiri Falls, Arippara Waterfalls, Urumi Hydro Electric Dam Set, Kozhippara Waterfalls are situated near to the town. Most people from here are engaged in agriculture and business activities. Hindus, Christians and Muslims co-exist in harmony adding to the diversity in faith and religion.
The early Thiruvambady village was a forest area in Kozhikode taluk from Neeleshwaram to Wayanad ghat. After death of Pazhassi Raja against British Army in 1805 this area belonged to East India Company. In this time the land of Zamorin in Kozhikode also belonged to East India Company. East India Company's Malabar area then after belonged to Madras Presidency and was ruled by British. British divide this whole land to small providences, districts and taluks for the ease of ruling. Like that Thiruvambady area came under Kozhikode Taluk. At that time the domain of land in people living area in Thiruvambady was given to Kottayam King Kalppakassery Karnoru and forest area's domain of land was given to Manniledathu Nair Tharavadu. From this squire (Janmikal) the tenants (Kudiyanmar) got agriculture permission in Thiruvambady. People of Thiruvambady cast their first votes to the Malabar district Board and voting rights were only for those who pay tax. The first man who started business in Thiruvambady was late Kuttiassan belonged to Cheruvadi. The second phase of the history of Thiruvambady begun in the year 1944,due to the immigration of people from Travancore area. Second world war and its aftermath severe poverty led them to immigrates them new pastures. Though there was a school named "Nandanassery school" opportunity only to study up to 4th standard was there. Teachers from distant places stayed in the houses of the landlord and taught. Their salary was a small amount of money and food . A little bit of help was there from the Madras Government there. The immigration of people from Travancore gave new life to Thiruvambady. The immigration of Christians to Thiruvambady started in the year 1942 and Sacred Heart Church was established in the year 1944. Sacred Heart Upper Primary School was started in the year 1947. In the year 1951 Sree Narayana Mission begun Lower Primary School. Another L.P. School was started in Pullurampara in 1955. It is to be noted that there begun a public library in the middle of 1950’s. Thus people of Thiruvambady remember in great respect the contributions rendered by the Christian Missioneries and Sree Narayana Mission forwards progress and development of Thiruvambady.
Thiruvambady Gramapanchayath has an area of 20739.44 acres including 9000 acres of forest . There were people living in the area since the beginning of 19th century . As per the record of revenue settlement, then population of Thiruvambady was 531(Hindus-482,Muslims-49). It is said to that Tippu Sultan used to travel through Thiruvambady during the fight of his army. Remnants of the destroyed temples are indication of this. Pazhassi Raja used to live in hiding in Thenpara in Anakkampoyil. Thiruvampady village includes Marakkattupuram and Cherupra area. Cherupra-Marakkattupuram areas are surveyed and the rest the land is unsurveyed. Thiruvambady was known as Nayarukolly. There were two stories about this name. One is that during the Mappila Rebellion,one Appukkuttan Nair was that dead by the army . Another is that this Appukkuttan Nair was killed by a wild elephant. Hence this place is known as Nayarukolly. Now this name is ceased to exit. It is believed that the name 'Thiruvambady' is associated with the Sree Krishna Temple. Though therewere discriminations prevailed between various casts of the Hindu community, no such drifts were with Muslims. Both Hindus and Muslims lived in harmony and there is a lot of co-operation between them. As there were a few Muslims, they had to go to Omassery, Mukkam & Kodiyathur for there Religious get together. The first Mosque in Thiruvanbady arose in the year 1922, under the leadership of late Koyappathody Muhammed kutty. People like Kalpakassery Kutty krishnan Nair,K Kunnikkutty,Rarikkutty, Imbichithiyyan,Arampurath Koru,Palakkadan Koyamu,Imbichi Ahemmed,Thalathil Ummar were actived involved in the national liberation increment. On 15 August 1947, Arampurath Koru hoisted national flag in Thiruvambady.
Thiruvambady is well connected by road network with near by places. A KSRTC Bus Operating Centre is situated in town. There is also a private Bus Stand situated in town. The main Bus Services are to nearby places such as Kozhikode, Mukkam, Omassery, Thamarassery, Koduvally, Pulloorampara, Anakkampoyil, Koodaranji and Kodenchery. Also KSRTC buses operates many inter district services from here.
- Nearest Airport - Calicut International Airport is 43 km away. (Karippur - Kondotty - Areekode - Mukkam - Thiruvambady)
- Nearest Railway Station - Kozhikode Railway Station is 35 km away.
How to reach by Road
- Thiruvananthapuram - Kochi - Thrissur - Pattambi - Perinthalmanna - Manjeri - Areekode - Mukkam (Agastiamuzhi) - Thiruvambady
- Kozhikode - Kunnamangalam - REC (NIT) - Mukkam (Agastiamuzhi) - Thiruvambady
- Kannur - Koyilandy - Thamarassery - Omassery - Thiruvambady
- Wayanad - Adivaram - Kaithapoyil - Kodenchery - Thiruvambady
- Nilambur - Akambadam - Kakkadampoyil - Koombara - Koodaranhi - Thiruvambady
- Koduvally - Omassery - Thiruvambady - Pulloorampara - Anakkampoyil
The Kilometer chart from Thiruvambady is given below:
|Kozhikode - 35 km||Thamarassery - 15 km|
|Manjeri - 36 km||Mukkam - 6 km|
|Kunnamangalam - 20 km||Koduvally - 12 km|
|Perinthalmanna - 60 km||Areekode - 20 km|
|Palakkad - 122 km||Omassery - 5 km|
|Thrissur - 133 km||Anakkampoyil - 13 km|
|Ernakulam - 202 km||Koodaranji - 5 km|
|Thiruvanathapuram - 414 km||Kodencheri - 10 km|
|Kannur - 113 km||Pulloorampara - 8 km|
|Kalpetta - 53 km||Koombara - 10 km|
|Nilambur - 50 km||Punnackal - 5 km|
|Koyilandy - 43 km||Thusharagiri Falls - 18 km|
Thiruvambady is one of the major agricultural area in Kozhikode district. The main cash crops are: rubber, coconut, arecanut, paddy, ginger, turmeric, and pepper. So this area is called as Malayoram. As Thiruvamady is the foot hills of Malayoram, it is one of the major head quarter and town. Many others are engaged in Business and other jobs. Hotels, Restaurants, Petrol pumps, ATM's, Hospitals, Banks, Police Station and other major offices are located in town. A new Hill Highway(SH59) is coming through the town.
The major needs of people in Thiruvambady are:
- Allowing Thiruvambady Taluk and Municipality and upgradation of panchayath to Block Panchayath.
- Construction of Kozhikode–Wayanad Alternative ghat (Badal) road through Thiruvambady–Anakkampoyil–Kalladi–Meppadi–Kalpetta.
- Upgradation of Thiruvambady KSRTC Operating Centre to Sub Depot and allow buses to Trivandrum, Bangalore and Coimbatore and starting TT chain bus service to Kozhikode and Perinthalmanna.
- Construction of allowed State Highway Kaithapoyil - Kodencheri - Thiruvambady - Augastianmuzhi(Mukkam) and allowing Thiruvambady - Omassery and Thiruvambady - Kakkadampoyil - Nilambur as Highway Roads.
- Starting Mini Civil Station,IT Parks,Govt.Rest House,BSNL customer centre and KSEB Sub Divisional offices at Thiruvambady.
- Starting Kerala Tourism Department office,Munsiff and sessions court,Govt.Industries,Govt.Polytechic College and other Educational institutions in Thiruvambady.
- Development of tourism projects such as Arippara Waterfalls, Vellarimala Trucking Centre, Thusharagiri Falls.
- Parking facilities in town and better roads.
Main Bus Services
The main and long route bus services from Thiruvmbady are:
- From Kozhikode to Thiruvambady buses are frequently available in between 10 minutes. KSRTC have services from 3.00 am to 11.40 pm and Private Buses have services from 6.00 am to 7.45 pm.
Night Bus Services from Kozhikode to Thiruvambady are:
- 8.20pm (Muthappanpuzha)
- 9.30pm (Kodenchery)
- 9.50pm (Ernakulam - Thirvambady SF)
- 10.10pm (Moolamattom - Koombara FP)
- 10.30 pm (Kasargod - Thiruvambady TT)
- 11.00pm (Guruvayur - Thirvambady TT)
- 11.40pm (Thodupuzha - Muthappanpuzha FP)
- 3.00am (Erattupetta - Thiruvambady SF)
- 5.00am (Anakkampoyil)
- 5.30am, 6.00am (Anakkampoyil)
- Abbrevated LS-Limited Stop,TT-Town to Town,FP-Fast Passenger,SF-Super Fast Buses.
|1||Lisa Hospital Thiruvambady||0495 2252044|
|2||Government Hospital Thiruvambady||0495 2255775|
|3||TKS Hospital Thiruvambady||0495 2252085|
|4||Veterinary Hospital Thiruvambady||0495 2255585|
|5||KMCT Medical College Manassery||0495 2295087|
|6||Santhi Hospital Omassery||0495 2281393|
|1||Sacred Heart Forane Church||0495 2252051|
|2||Ilanjikkal Devi Temple||0495 2253948|
|3||Sreekrishna Temple Ambalappara Thiruvambady||04953131589|
|4||Santwanam Salafi Center|
|5||Thattekkad Juma Masjid|
|1||Harison Theatre(DTS),Thiruvambady||0495 2252078|
|2||Magnus Movies(DTS),Thiruvambady||0495 2252078|
|3||Little Rose Theatre(A/C,DTS),Augastianmuzhi||0495 2298471|
|4||Rose Cine Palace(DTS),Augastianmuzhi||0495 2298471|
|5||Abhilash Theatre(DTS),Mukkam||0495 2297171|
|6||PC Theatre(DTS),Mukkam||0495 2297323|
|1||Anurag Auditorium Thiruvambady||0495 2252282|
|2||Little Flower(Painadath) Auditorium Thiruvambady||0495 2252444|
|3||Vyapara Bhavan Auditorium Thiruvambady||0495 2253033|
|4||Priyadarshini Auditorium (Malanad Marketing Society) Thiruvambady||0495 2252028|
Thiruvambady is the home of premier educational institutions in the district. They pay a great role in Sports and Arts. Main educational institutions are:
|1||Govt. ITI Thiruvambady||0495 2254070|
|2||Sacred Heart HSS Thiruvambady||0495 2255696|
|3||Infant Jesus Thiruvambady||0495 2253031|
|4||IHRD College of Applied Science Thiruvambady (Karassery)||0495 2373977|
|5||Lisa Nusing School Thiruvambady||0495 2252656|
|6||Malabar College Thruvambady||0495 2253542|
|7||National & Finics College Thiruvambady||0495 2252135|
|8||KMCT Colleges Manassery||0495 2295395|
|9||Lisuex Rani Primary School Thiruvambady||0495 2252052|
|10||Guidance Public CBSE School Thiruvambady||0495 3245630|
|11||Little Kingdom Play School Thiruvambady||0495 2252222|
|12||St. Joseph HSS Pullorampara||0495 2276242|
|13||St. Sebastians HSS Koodaranji||0495 2253073|
|14||St. Joseph HSS Kodenchery||0495 2236373|
|15||St. Sebastians HS Punnackal||0495 2252310|
|16||St.Thomas School Kallurutty||0495 2254355|
Other Main Numbers
|1||KSRTC Operating Centre Thiruvambady||0495 2254500|
|2||Telephone Exchange Thiruvambady||0495 2253100|
|3||Panchayat Office Thiruvambady||0495 2252059|
|4||Post Office Thiruvambady||0495 2252020|
|5||Village Office Thiruvambady||0495 2255144|
|6||Sub Treasury Thiruvambady||0495 2252496|
|7||Police Station Thiruvambady||0495 2252038|
|8||Fire Station Mukkam||0495 2297601|
|9||KSEB Thiruvambady||0495 2252092|
|10||Co-Operative Bank Thiruvambady||0495 2252043|
|11||SBT Thiruvambady||0495 2252025|
|12||KSFE Thiruvambady||0495 2252230|
|13||South Indian Bank Thiruvambady||0495 2254321|
|14||South Malabar Gramin Bank Thiruvambady||0495 2255725|
|15||Federal Bank Thiruvambady||0495 2252009|
|16||Malanad Marketing Society Thiruvambady||0495 2252025|
|17||Cocunut Complex Thiruvambady||0495 3203720|
|18||Milk Society Thiruvambady||0495 2252053|
|19||Bethaniya Renewal Centre Pulloorampara||0495 2276383|
|20||Anurag Bharat Gas Agency Thiruvambady||0495 2500662|
|21||CMC Convent Thiruvambady||0495 2252052|
|22||Ancil Bhavan Thiruvambady||0495 2252152|
|23||Kairos Convent Thiruvambady||9495893352|
|24||Akshaya Kendra Thiruvambady||0495 2253544|
|25||Agriculture Officer Thiruvambady||9447768058|
|26||Alpha Academy Thiruvambady||0495 2252180|
Thiruvambady assembly constituency is part of Wayanad (Lok Sabha constituency). Thiruvambady is also an assembly constituency in Kerala Legislative Assembly having 7 Panchayats. The current MP is M. I. Shanavas and current MLA of Thiruvambady is C. Moyinkutty. Thiruvambady is a Panchayat having 14 wards of 83.96 sq/km. Thiruvambady is under Koduvally Block Panchayat and Kozhikode Taluk.
Panchayaths under Thiruvambady Assembly Constituency
There are 7 panchayaths under Thiruvambady Legislative Assembly which are:
Places of interest
- Thusharagiri Falls
- Vellarimala - Wayanad Trucking : Muthappanpuzha - Marippuzha - Olichuchattam - Swargam Kunnu - Vavul Mala - Thenpara - Vellarimala
- Arippara Waterfalls Anakkampoyil
- Koyippara Waterfalls Kakkadampoyil
- Urumi Hydro Electric Dam Set
- Jacob Thoomkuzhy - Former Metropolitan Archbishop
- Mathai Chacko - CPM legislator and former MLA
- Jomol - Film actress
- C Kaliyampuzha  - Poet
- Dr.PM Mathai (Mamachan) - Wellknown Doctor