Cheruvathur

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Cheruvathur
Town
File:Salafi Mosque, Vellur (4601238430).jpg
Pottam Theyyam at Cheruvathur
Cheruvathur is located in Kerala
Cheruvathur
Cheruvathur
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
Area
 • Total 18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Languages
 • 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.

Etymology[edit]

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.[1]

Tourism[edit]

Cheruvathur has one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Kerala right on the national highway to Calicut. The view from this location includes Cheruvathur amid sprawling paddy fields and village houses. Even though hundreds of people stop their vehicles at this location, no basic facilities are provided here. Railings and paved footpaths are essential. One private restaurant is the only facility available right now to the tourists.

Transportation[edit]

Local roads have access to NH.66 which connects to Mangalore in the north and Calicut in the south. The nearest railway station is Cheruvathur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Work on fishing harbour begins". Hindu.com. 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 

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