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Grey bellied cuckoo spotted in Kayyur
Cuckoo spotted in Kayyoor
Cuckoo spotted in Kayyoor
Coordinates: 12°15′46″N 75°11′20″E / 12.262641°N 75.188907°E / 12.262641; 75.188907Coordinates: 12°15′46″N 75°11′20″E / 12.262641°N 75.188907°E / 12.262641; 75.188907
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kasaragod
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,094
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Nileshwar

Kayyur is a village in Kasaragod district in the state of Kerala, India.Nearest city is Nileshwar.[1]


Kayyur is a small village in the Hosdurg taluk.

Kayyur Incident[edit]

In 1940, peasants there under the leadership of communists rose against the two local jenmis, Nambiar of Kalliat and the Nayanar of Karakkatt Edam. Several people were killed and four communist leaders were found guilty and hanged by the government,(Madathil Appu, Podavara Kunhambu Nair, Koithattil Chirukandan and Pallickal Abu Bakr)being the guilty. A fifth instigator (Choorikadan Krishnan Nair) was sentenced to life imprisonment and spared from the death penalty, since he was under the age of criminal liability.[2] [3]

Village of Rebels[edit]

Kayyur has developed a reputation for being a village of rebel over a period of history. The first communist rebellion happened in Kayyur and several revolts followed suit. Madathil Appu was hanged by the British in 1943. Kayyur is considered the cradle of agrarian revolution in Kerala. The people of this village has an anti feudal attitude.[4] The place is located near Cheruvathur. Cheruvathur Railway Station is the nearest railhead.


As of 2001 India census, Kayyur had a population of 6094 with 2900 males and 3194 females.[1]


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.

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