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Thottilpalam is a town in north east of Kozhikode district, Kerala, in southwest India. It is under Nadapuram assembly constituency. A KSRTC Sub Depot is operating here. Major bus service from here are to Kozhikode, Mananthavadi, Vadakara, Guruvayur and Thalassery. This town is the border of Kozhikkode district and Wayanad district.
An ancient story is there about the origin of its name. The term "Thottil" means 'Cradle' and the term "Palam" means Bridge. So local people living in this village beileve that there was a "Cradle Bridge" in between a River, and that was made by the British Government during their rule in Kerala, to move their goods easily from their Estate in Kunduthode (Nearst village) to the town. Hence being the bridge there people call that place as "Thottilpalam"(Cradle Bridge).
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