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Mangroves at Vellikkeel
Mangroves at Vellikkeel
Morazha is located in Kerala
Morazha is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
 • Type Panchayati raj (India)
 • Body Gram panchayat
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,389
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670331
Telephone code 0497278****
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-13, KL-59
Sex ratio 1073 /
Lok Sabha constituency Kasaragode
Vidhan Sabha constituency Taliparamba
Civic agency Village

Morazha is a village of Anthoor Municipality in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. Before formation of Anthoor Municipality this village was part of Thaliparamba Municipality. Though part of a Municipal Town, Morazha remains like a sinless village.

The landscape of Morazha village comprises paddy fields and hilltop areas. This village have five major portions viz. Morazha Central,Vellikkeel, Panneri, Kanool and Punnakkulangara. While being part of a Municipal Town, the people of this village solely depends the towns in Cherukunnu and Kannapuram for their routine needs. Most of the people are employed at said towns.[1]


Morazha is located at 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349.[2] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet).


According to the 2001 India census,[3] Morazha had a population of 4, 389.


Morazha Incident[edit]

The KPCC gave a call to the people of Malabar to observe September 15, 1940 as Anti-Imperialist Day. The action was disapproved by the Congress High Command, but there were meetings and demonstrations all over in North Malabar area on this day. Morazha was the centre of this agitation. There were violent clashes between the people and the police at several places and lathicharge and firing were resorted to by the police to meet the situation. Two young men were killed in a clash between a mob and a police party at Morazha. The young men were two police officers Sub-Inspector K.M Kuttikrishna Menon and Constable Raman. In connection with this incident, K.P.R. Gopalan, a prominent communist, was arrested on a charge of murder and later sentenced to death. But, owing to the intervention of several top-ranking political leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, the death penalty was not carried out. The Quit India Movement of August 1942 also had its echoes here in Morazha. A socialist group among the Congress workers under Dr. K.B. Menon, provided leadership to the movement [4]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

Morazha is famous for:

  • Vellikkeel eco-tourism
  • Morazha Shiva Temple,
  • Sree Vaneeswari Temple,
  • Ozhakrome Temple,
  • Edappara Temple
  • CH Kanaran Smaraka Vayana Sala
  • Panneri Kavu
  • Kairali vaayanasala,vellikkeel
  • Vellikkeel river
  • Vellikkeel cultural center
  • Karshaka vayanashala & granthalayam,Paliyathuvalappu
  • Athikulangara Temple,Paliyathuvalappu
  • Panthottam Siva Temple
  • Edakkeppravan Muthappan Temple


  • Kannur University
  • Morazha Co-op Arts college
  • Morazha A.U.P. School
  • Morazha Central UP School
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Morazha
  • Morazha UP School
  • Kanool LP school (vellikkeel)
  • Gem International School


  • Vismaya Park
  • Parassinikadav
  • Snake Park
  • Vellikkeel Eco-tourism
  • Bakkalam Toddy Shop
  • Vellikkel Toddy Shop


The national highway passes through Dharmashala junction. Mangalore 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 connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway stations are Kannapuram and Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.


  1. ^ " : Villages of Kannur District". Retrieved 2010-07-07.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pappinisseri
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ [1]

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