Thalappuzha, Wayanad

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Durga Bhaghavath temple
Durga Bhaghavath temple
Coordinates: 11°48′40″N 75°57′55″E / 11.81111°N 75.96528°E / 11.81111; 75.96528Coordinates: 11°48′40″N 75°57′55″E / 11.81111°N 75.96528°E / 11.81111; 75.96528
Country  India
State Kerala
District Wayanad
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,766
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-

Thalappuzha, Thavinhal or Thavinjal, is a village in Wayanad district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] It is formally known as aranguthum chall, meaning the place for cultural programs.


As of 2001 India census, Thavinhal had a population of 16766 with 8301 males and 8465 females.[1]


Government Engineering College is the biggest educational organization in this area.


Thalappuzha village can be accessed from Mananthavady or Kalpetta. The Periya ghat road connects Mananthavady to Kannur and Thalassery. The Thamarassery mountain road connects Calicut with Kalpetta. The Kuttiady mountain road connects Vatakara with Kalpetta and Mananthavady. The Palchuram mountain road connects Kannur and Iritty with Mananthavady. The road from Nilambur to Ooty is also connected to Wayanad through the village of Meppadi.

The nearest railway station is at Mysore and the nearest airports are Kozhikode International Airport-120 km, Bengaluru International Airport-290 km, and Kannur International Airport, 58 km. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy. Coffee, black pepper and vanilla are the main cash crops.

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  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10.