Kalikavu Post Office
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Kalikavu is a small town in Nilambur taluk of Malappuram district in Kerala state, South India. Like the neighbouring town of Nilambur, Kalikavu is also known for rubber plantation. Coconut, pepper, arecanut, and teak are also cultivated here.
The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport (69 km) and the nearest railway station is Vaniyambalam Railway Station. Regular bus services operate between Kalikavu and cities such as Manjeri, Palakkad, Thrissur and Kozhikode.
Suburbs and Villages
- Thandukode, Puttamanna, Kurupoyil, and Amappoyil
- Vellayoor, Anchachavadi, Pallissery and Pariyangadu
- ( Ambalakkadvu, Karutheni, Poongode and Adakkakundu
- Chazhiyodu, Maruthungal, Moochikkal and Venthodampadi
- Chengodu Bridge and Eanadi.
Kalikavu village 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. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Most 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.
Kalikavu 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 Vaniyambalam.
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