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Kuttamath Nagar
Cheruvathur is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 12°19′00″N 75°04′59″E / 12.3167°N 75.083°E / 12.3167; 75.083Coordinates: 12°19′00″N 75°04′59″E / 12.3167°N 75.083°E / 12.3167; 75.083
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kasaragod
 • Total 18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,435
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 671313

Cheruvathur is a growing town in the Kasaragod district, state of Kerala. It is located 58 km from the district headquarters at Kasaragod Town. In the main part of the town are: a railway station, a bus stand and a many shops. It is situated on National Highway 17 (NH 17) between Payyanur and Nileshwaram. As of 2011 census, It is the sixth largest town in the Kasaragod district.[1]

The name comes from "cheriya pathu ooru" (ten small places). In 2010, the authorities decided to rename the town Kuttamath Nagar after the poet Kuttamath.[2]

The significant attraction in the area is the ruins of a Dutch fort on the Veeramala Hills. Cheruvathur is around 10 km south of Nileswaram.

National Highway 17 passes a few kilometers east of the town. Cheruvathur Railway Station is on the Nileshwar-Payyanur line. It is located 25 km from the district headquarters, Kasaragod town. It is the birthplace of well known people: Mahakavi Kuttamath, Kanayi Kunhiraman and others.

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It is an island in the Arabian Sea, 5 km south west of Cheruvathur; separated from the mainland by back waters. It is an ideal place for picnics and is a fishing centre.

Veeramala Hills

On the hilltop are the ruins of a Dutch fort built in the 18th century. It is a picnic spot from where the natural beauty of Kariangode river and surroundings can be enjoyed.


A kind of art form seen only in northern Malabar.


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