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Manisseri is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°46′40″N 76°20′20″E / 10.77778°N 76.33889°E / 10.77778; 76.33889Coordinates: 10°46′40″N 76°20′20″E / 10.77778°N 76.33889°E / 10.77778; 76.33889
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0491
Vehicle registration KL-9, KL-51
Nearest city Palakkad

Manissery is a town in the Palakkad District of Kerala state in India. It is about 4 km west of Ottapalam. The place is famous for being a popular movie-shooting location.

Educational institutions[edit]


  • S.V.L.P School Manissery
  • A.U.P School Manissery


  • Allied Management College Manissery
  • Allied Model College Manissery

Culture, Religion and Festivals[edit]

The main religion followed is Hinduism with a small minority of people of other religions as well. One of the highlights of the town is the Killikkavu temple, dedicated to the worship of goddess Bhadrakali. There is a Pooram organised every year at the end of April (usually April 25) with several beautifully decorated elephants and the Panchavadyam. The Pooram brings great joy and happiness to the people of Manissery and on the Pooram and each household participates with great vigour. The highlight of the Pooram is the Vedikettu, or fireworks (on the night of the Pooram day), featuring earsplitting noises and everlasting echoes preceded by brilliant dazzling lights in the sky.

Traditional Tharavads[edit]


Manissery town connects to other parts of India through Palakkad city. National Highway No.544 connects to Coimbatore and Bangalore. Other parts of Kerala is accessed through National Highway No.66 going through Thrissur. Calicut International Airport, Cochin International Airport and Coimbatore Airport are the nearest airports. Shoranur Junction railway station is the nearest major railway station.