Cheruvadi

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Cheruvadi
ചെറുവടി
Chullikaparamb
Village
Cheruvadi is located in Kerala
Cheruvadi
Cheruvadi
Coordinates: 11°16′N 76°0′E / 11.267°N 76.000°E / 11.267; 76.000Coordinates: 11°16′N 76°0′E / 11.267°N 76.000°E / 11.267; 76.000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
Languages
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673661
Telephone code 0495
Vehicle registration KL-57
Climate tropical monsoon climate
Temperature summer avg. 35 °C (95 °F)
Temperature winter avg. 20 °C (68 °F)
Parliamentary constituency Wayanad
Assembly constituency Thiruvambadi
Literacy 95%

Cheruvadi (Small Garden) is a village in the Kozhikode district of Kerala. It was famous for timber, rice and cattle business and exchange, located 25 kilometres east of Kozhikode.

Name[edit]

The name Cheruvadi ചെറുവടി originates from two words cheriya (small) and vadi (Stick)using for KOLKALI. Sir Norman Foster, British journalist re named as CHERUVADI(Small Garden)ചെറുവാടി due to the beauty of the village with rivers, small hills, rice & cattle field during his visit in 1922.

Climate[edit]

Cheruvadi has a humid and hot climate extending from March to May. The rain starts from June, lasting up to October. The North East Monsoon extends from the second half of October through November. The average annual rainfall is 3313 mm. The best weather is at the end of the year, in December and January, when the sky is clear and the air is crispy. The highest temperature recorded was 37.4 °C in March 2017. The lowest was 14 °C recorded on 26 December 1922.

People[edit]

The centuries of trade across the Indian Ocean gave Kozhikode a cosmopolitan population. Muslims constitute the majority of the population, and next comes the Hindus and then the Christians respectively. The Muslims of Kozhikode District are known as Mappilas. A great majority of them are Sunnis following the Shafi School of thought.

Places of interest[edit]

Cheruvadi has many mosques, the most notable is the Cheruvadi Puthiyoth Juma Masjid. Chaliyar & Iruvazhinji are rivers. Thottakuth, Kattapuram, Thenengaparambu & Parayangat are the natural beauties of Cheruvadi.

Arts and sports[edit]

There is a mini stadium constructed by the natives of the village and the Kodiyathur Panchayath. This stadium is mainly using for midnight Sunny Wayalu parambara & evening football.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Abdu– a prominent historian and traveller.

Education[edit]

  • Govt.H.S. Cheruvadi
  • Govt.L.P. School Chullikaparamba
  • Al Banath College for female, and other religious madrasas
  • Little Garden English School
  • Anganwadi(The word Anganwadi means "courtyard shelter" in Indian languages)