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Paddyfields in Pulikkal
Paddyfields in Pulikkal
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Population (2001)
 • Total 35,050
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673637
Vehicle registration KL-10

Pulikkal or Cherukavu is a village in Malappuram district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Proposed Karipur-Kondotty Municipality[edit]

The proposed Karipur-Kondotty Municipality comprises:[2]

Total Area: 122.99 km2

Total Population (1991 Census): 152,839


As of 2001 India census, Pulikkal had a population of 35050 with 17481 males and 17569 females.[1]

Cherukavu Panchayath[edit]

Most parts of Pulikkal town fall under the jurisdiction of Cherukavu Panchayath administration. The word Pulikkal is used to refer to the town and the word Cherukavu is used only by the bureaucracy. The actual center of Cherukavu village is in Kannamvettikkavu, five kilometers away from Pulikkal town.

Currencyless Village[edit]

In 2016, Pulikkal was declared as one of the eight currency less villages of Kerala because of the complete acceptance of e-wallet, e-commerce and debit card based transactions. The government is giving training to the village people for using online financial transactions. The drive was especially significant in wake of the Government of India demonetization drive of 2016.[3]

Suburbs and Villages[edit]

  • Siyamkandam
  • Periyambalam and Andiyoorkunnu
  • Alungal and Kottappuram
  • Thalekkara and Neettanimmal


Pulikkal village is as predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus are exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Some of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.[4]


Pulikkal village connects to other parts of India through Feroke town on the west and Nilambur town on the east. National highway No.66 passes through Pulikkal and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No.28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Feroke.