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Nickname(s): Makkah of Football
Coordinates: 11°14′16″N 76°03′00″E / 11.237716°N 76.050088°E / 11.237716; 76.050088Coordinates: 11°14′16″N 76°03′00″E / 11.237716°N 76.050088°E / 11.237716; 76.050088
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
 • Type Block Panchayath
 • Body UDF
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 673639
Telephone code 0483
Vehicle registration KL-10
Moozhippadam Temple, Vakkaloor

Areekode (formerly known as Areacode) is a Town on the banks of the Chaliyar River in Malappuram district India. Areakode is very famous for [Football]. A lot of famous Indian players are from here, and therefore Areekode is also known as the Makkah of football. It is 17 km from Manjeri and 33 km from Calicut.


It is believed that the name 'Areekode' was derived from 'Aruvikkode', which in Malayalam means 'river side'.


Areekode is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. Has a developed culture and is much advanced in education, especially women's education. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source for Islamic studies. Some of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.[1]


Areekode connects to other parts of India through Calicut town on the west, Nilambur town on the east, and Manjeri town on the south. National highway No. 66 passes through Calicut and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No. 28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways 12, 29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode CCJ. The nearest major railway station is at Calicut CLT.

Important Landmarks[edit]

  • Methalangadi Juma Masjid
  • Puthalam Sunni Masjid
  • Police Station
  • Malabar Special Police Camp(MSP)
  • 250KV Power Grid
  • Synthetic Football stadium
  • Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid
  • Sree Saligrama Temple,Puthalam
  • Kurumathur Sree Vishnu Temple
  • Nadukkavungl Sree Mahadeva Temple
  • Kadungalloor Bridge
  • Chekkunni mala
  • Kolamkolli Waterfalls
  • Odakkayam Waterfalls
  • Potti Hanging Bridge

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Sullamussalam Science college
  • Sullamussalam Arabic college
  • Sullamussalam Training College
  • Govt. ITI Areekode
  • Sullamussalam Private ITI
  • Eminent Academy
  • Co-operative College
  • PG Academy
  • Government Higher Secondary School
  • Sullamussalam Oriental Higher Secondary School
  • Mices Public School (CBSE)
  • Majmau English School
  • Majmau Da'wa College
  • Madar Womens Academy


  • Govt. Taluk Hospital
  • Alnas Hospital
  • Melepurakkal Hospital Kadungallur

Banking Services[edit]

  • State Bank of India
  • The Federal Bank Limited
  • South Indian Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Kerala Gramin Bank
  • Malappuram District Co-operative Bank
  • Manjeri Co-operative Urban BANK
  • Areekode Co-operative Bank

Travel Agency[edit]

  • Eranad Online Tours and Travels
  • Alhind Tours and Travels
  • Akbar Travels
  • Good Hope Enterprises

Suburbs of Areekode[edit]

On Thamarassery Road

  • Pathanapuram, Kuttooli, Valillapuzha, Kuniyil

On Othayi Road

  • Pallippadi Junction, Terattammal, Moorkkanad, Thachanna, Chaly,thachamparambu,anakkallu
  • Poovathikkal, Kurikkalampad, Verupalam

On Edavanna Route

  • Jamalangadi, Palepetta and Pannippara
  • Pottiyil, V.K.Pady and Vadashery
  • Moozhippadam, puthalam and Vakkalor
  • Kakkod, Kollanpady and Vadasherry
  • Pannippara, Kallidumbu and Pothilad

On Kondotty Route

  • Muthuvalloor, Kadungalloor and Kizhisseri
  • Velleri, Chemrakkattoor and Pookkattuchola
  • Kozhakkottoor and Puthalam

On Vazhakkad Route

  • Ugrapuram, Poonkudi and Vavoor
  • Edasserikkadavu and Kizhuparamba
  • Vettupara, Edavannappara


Geographic Location 

|title = Areas of |Northwest = Kozhikode |North = Mukkam |Northeast = Nilambur |West = Vazhakkad |Centre = Areekode Town |East = Edavanna |Southwest = Kondotty |South = Malappuram |Southeast = Manjeri


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 

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