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Temple at T.K.Colony
Temple at T.K.Colony
Amarambalam is located in Kerala
Amarambalam is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°14′0″N 76°11′0″E / 11.23333°N 76.18333°E / 11.23333; 76.18333Coordinates: 11°14′0″N 76°11′0″E / 11.23333°N 76.18333°E / 11.23333; 76.18333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)

Amarambalam or T.K.Colony is a forest village near Nilambur town and conjoins Silent Valley National Park. The area is 265.72 km2. Altitude rises sharply from 40 to 2,554 m.

New Amarambalam Reserved Forest[edit]

The New Amarambalam Reserved Forest is noted for 10 species of threatened or restricted bird species including: lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis), Nilgiri wood-pigeon (Columba elphinstonii) Malabar parakeet (Psittacula columboides) Malabar grey-hornbill (Ocyceros griseus), white-bellied treepie (Dendrocitta leucogastra), grey-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus priocephalus), rufous babbler (Turdoides subrufus), white-bellied blue-flycatcher (Cyornis pallipes) and crimson-backed sunbird (Nectarinia minima).[1]

Villages and Suburbs[edit]

  • Thondiyil and Koottampara
  • Naripoyil, Thottekkad and Pookkottumpad
  • Chettippadam, Pariyangad and Pottikkallu
  • Thelpara, Antonykkadu and T.K.Colony

Naxalite threat[edit]

In November, 2016, three naxalites were killed near Karulai in an encounter with Kerala police. Naxalite leader Kappu Devaraj from Andhra Pradesh is included in the list of killed in the incident.[2] Villages like Mundakkadavu, Kalkullam and Uchakkulam near Karulai are threatened by Naxalite attacks. Naxalites visit the locality regularly and ask for food and shelter from the tribals. The police are also combing the area regularly but have not arrested any naxalites. On 27 September 2016, there was firing between the Maoists and the Kerala police in this area and no one was injured in this incident.[3]

Important Landmarks[edit]

  • Orthodox Church
  • De Paul Church
  • Good Will English School
  • Yamanniya English School
  • Mary Matha English School
  • Al Fithrah Quran School
  • Hari Shree School
  • Assumption Public School, Antonykkad
  • St.George Church, T.K.Colony
  • Shri Dahrama Shastha Devi Temple, T.K.Colony

Tourist Attractions[edit]

  • Waterfall at T.K.Colony
Amarabalam Road


Amarambalam village connects to other parts of India through Nilambur town. State Highway No.28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. National highway No.66 passes through Ramanattukara and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Feroke.

Picture Gallery[edit]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2005) BirdLife's online World Bird Database, Important Bird Areas (IBA) Factsheet IN232, Amarambalam Reserved Forest - Nilambur, accessed 26/3/2007 Birdlife International
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