Mannarkkad

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Mannarkkad

Mannarghat
Town
Nickname(s): 
Gateway to silent valley
Mannarkkad is located in Kerala
Mannarkkad
Mannarkkad
Location in Kerala, India
Mannarkkad is located in India
Mannarkkad
Mannarkkad
Mannarkkad (India)
Coordinates: 10°59′N 76°28′E / 10.98°N 76.47°E / 10.98; 76.47Coordinates: 10°59′N 76°28′E / 10.98°N 76.47°E / 10.98; 76.47
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictPalakkad District
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipality
Area
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Area rank24
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Demonym(s)Mannarkkadans
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+ 91 (0) 4924
Vehicle registrationKL-50

Mannarkkad, formerly known as Mannarghat, is a municipal town in Palakkad district of the Indian state of Kerala. Silent Valley National Park, Kanjirapuzha dam, Meenvallam waterfalls,[1] Siruvani Reservoir, Pathrakadavu Waterfalls, Agali Hills, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (Anakkatti) are tourist attractions in mannarkkad taluk. Mannarkkad is sometimes called the 'Gateway to Silent Valley',[citation needed] which is the largest evergreen rainforest in India. With two rivers, Kunthippuzha and Nellippuzha flowing through the region, the natural environment of Mannarkkad is further enhanced by the hills of Attappadi,[tone] which has one of the sizeable tribal settlements in Kerala.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Mannarkkad is located at 10°59′N 76°28′E / 10.98°N 76.47°E / 10.98; 76.47.[2] It has an average elevation of 76 m (249 ft). It is situated 40 km north-west of the district headquarters Palakkad, on the way to Kozhikode, which is 100 km north-west (via NH 213). Mannarkkad is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats.

Buses run from Palakkad (40 km), Thrissur (82 km), Coimbatore (88 km) and Kozhikode (96 km). The nearest railway stations to Mannarkkad town are Palakkad Junction Railway station (34 km), Ottapalam railway station (38 km) and Angadipuram railway station (32 km).[citation needed] The nearest International Airports are Calicut International Airport (72 km) and Coimbatore International Airport (98 km).

Politics[edit]

The Mannarkkad assembly constituency is part of the Palghat constituency. Present MLA of Mannarkkad is Adv. N. Shamsudheen [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.keralatourism.org/destination/meenvallam-waterfalls-palakkad/554
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mannarkkad
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-10-19.

External links[edit]

Taluks of Palakkad District, Kerala
AlathurChitturMannarkkadOttapalamPattambiPalakkad