Mayyil is a Grama Panchayat in Kannur District of Kerala State, established in 1962 by merging the villages of Kayaralam, Mayyil and Kandakkai. It belongs to Irikkur block and Taliparamba assembly constituency.
The national highway passes through Valapattanam town. Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Mattanur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.