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Census town (includes two villages, Meppayur and Kozhukkallur)
Nickname(s): Venkapparapoyil, Poyil
Meppayur is located in Kerala
Meppayur is located in India
Meppayur, Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°31′0″N 75°42′0″E / 11.51667°N 75.70000°E / 11.51667; 75.70000Coordinates: 11°31′0″N 75°42′0″E / 11.51667°N 75.70000°E / 11.51667; 75.70000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
 • Type LSG (local self government)
 • Body

Grama Panchayath Board President - P K Reena

Vice President - K T Rajan
 • Total 23.41 km2 (9.04 sq mi)
 • Total 26,747 (2,011); female 13,833, male 12,914; in Meppayur village 12,978 (6,694 female, 6,284 male); in Kozhukallur village 13,769 (7,139 female, 6,630 male)
 • Density 1,142.5 = 1,143/km2 (0/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673 524
Vehicle registration KL-56

Meppayur (Malayalam: മേപ്പയ്യൂര്‍) is an important place and town in Kozhikode district of Kerala state, South India.

Villages and desoms[edit]

There are two villages, Meppayur and Kozhukkallur. Meppayur Panchayath was formed in 1963.

Desams include Meppayur,janakeeyamucku, Keezhpayur, Changaravelly, Kayalad, Narakkode, Nidumpoyil, Chavatta, Kozhukkallur, Elampilad, and Vilayattur


As of the 2011 India census Meppayur panchayath had a population of 12914 males and 13833 females, for a total of 26747, in 5531 households.


Meppayur is one of the noted cultural and political areas in Malabar. Earlier, Meppayur assembly constituency was part of Vatakara (Lok Sabha constituency). At the time of delimitation Meppayur LAC, was renamed as Kuttiady LAC. Mepapyur and Cheruvannur panchayaths were added to Perambra LAC. [1]


Meppayur area is situated between kottappuzha (Kuttiadippuzha) and Nelliadipuzha. Meppayur town is about 10 km away from NH 17 and 12 km away from Koyilandy Railway station.


Meppayur the capital and the clear centre of "OORU" named places. i.e., Thurayur (Thurayooru), Kozhukkallur (Kozhokkallooru), Keezhariyur, Naduvathur, Kalpathur, Cheruvannur, Keezhpayyur, Meppayyur, Ramallur, etc. the nearest places. Naduvannur, Karuvannur, Velliyur, Maniyur, Cherandathur, Keezhur etc. the surroundings.


There are many temples (Saiva, Vaishnava, Devi, and others), mosques and Guruthi (Gurusi) kendras here.

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Govt. Vocationl Higher Secondary School
  • Darul Huda Highschool-Manhakulam (unaided)
  • Meppayur ALP School
  • Vilayatoor Elampiladu Mappila U.P. School

Colleges and post-metric institutions[edit]

  • Salafi educational institutions and headquarters [2]
  • Salafi TTI
  • Salafi Private ITI (ITC)
  • Salafi Arabic College
  • Udaya College (parallel)
  • Viswabharathi College (parallel)

Former presidents[edit]

  • P K Narayanan Nambiar
  • M K Chappan Nair
  • Parachalil Kunhikannan (acting)
  • K K Raghavan
  • V K Kelappan Master
  • P P Radhakrishnan
  • K Kunhiraman
  • A A Suprabha

Places of interest[edit]

  • Temple: Sree Edathil Paradevatha Temple (archeological possibilities)
  • Nearest temple: Mangattummel sree Paradevada Temple - town
  • Nearest temple: Koonam Velli kavue Sree Paradevada Temple
  • Temple: Sree Thiruvangayoor Sivaksethram
  • Temple: Sree Kozhukkallur Sivaksethram
  • Temple: Sreekandamanasala Temple [3]
  • Temple: Sree Ravattamangalam Mahavishnuksethram
  • Temple: Ambalakulangara Kariyathan Temple vilayattoor Moottaparamb), 4 km
  • Temple: Sree Kupperikavu Temple
  • Temple: Sree Edakkayil Temple
  • Temple: Thevarkandi Mahavishnu Temple Manjakkulam Narakkode, 3 km
  • Nearest Masjid: Meppayour Town Juma masjid

Important places

  • Manjakkulam industrial area
  • Microwave repeating station
  • 110 KV sub station Meppayur
  • Meppayur police station
  • Meppayur bus stand
  • Petrol bunks: Manjakulam (1.5 km away from town); near old post office, east side of the town
  • ATM: SBT, Federal Bank, KGB, all in the west side of the town, near post office and government hospital
  • KSEB section office
  • Telephone exchange

How to reach there[edit]

  • Meppayur is located about 10 km away from NH 17, nearest NH 17 (now NH 66) access is at Kollam near Koyilandy (southern side). Payyoli is another NH town, at 11 km distance (western side).

Railway stations[edit]

  • Koyilandy (station code: QLD; 11 km)
  • Vatakara (21 km)
  • Payyoli (11  Km)

Nearest towns[edit]

  • Kuttiady (20 km)
  • Ulliyeri (16 km)
  • Perambra (8 km)
  • koyilandy
  • kozhikode


Meppayur village connects to other parts of India through Koyilandy town. The nearest airports are at Kannur and Kozhikode. The nearest railway station is at Koyiandy. The national highway No.66 passes through Koyilandy and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. The eastern National Highway No.54 going through Kuttiady connects to Mananthavady, Mysore and Bangalore.


  1. ^ "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. 
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