Thikkodi

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Thikkodi
തിക്കോടി
Grama Panchayath, City
Thikkodi village
Thikkodi village
Thikkodi is located in Kerala
Thikkodi
Thikkodi
Thikkodi is located in India
Thikkodi
Thikkodi
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°28′0″N 75°37′0″E / 11.46667°N 75.61667°E / 11.46667; 75.61667Coordinates: 11°28′0″N 75°37′0″E / 11.46667°N 75.61667°E / 11.46667; 75.61667
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,015
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673529
Vehicle registration KL56
Nearest city Koyilandy and Vatakara
Website www.thikkodigramapanchayat.com

Thikkodi is a small village in Kozhikode district of Kerala state, south India. Thikkodi is famous for a coconut nursery, which is 100 years old. The nearest city is Kozhikode, which is 35 km from this village.

One can see remains of an old lighthouse in Velliyamkallu in Thikkodi. Thikkodi is also famous for its mussels (kallumakaaya).

Thikkodi is the birthplace of well known Malayalam author P. Kunhananandan Nair, better known by his pen name Thikodiyan. He was a multi-faceted personality. Famous sports person P. T. Usha is from Thikkodi Panchayat (although she is known as Payyoli Express).

Description of the area and people of Thikkodi and surrounding geographical areas can be seen in the works of the Award Winning story teller U. A. Khader. His work Thrikotooor Peruma has portrayed the history and geography of the area very well.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Thikkody had a population of 25015 with 11796 males and 13219 females.[1]

Religious places[edit]

There are big temples like Palur Mahavishnu, Thrkkottoor Magaganapathi, Perumalappuram Shiva and Thrikkottoor Shree Krishna. Muslims worship in places like Thikkodi Meethale Palli, Thikkodi Kodikkal Juamath Palli.

Institutions[edit]

  • GVHSS PAYYOLI[2]
  • Thrikkottur A.U.P School[3]
  • Thrikkottur West Government LP School
  • Mappila L.P. School, Thikkodi Panchayath Bazar

Transportation[edit]

Thikkodi village connects to other parts of India through Koyilandy town. The nearest airports are at Kannur and Kozhikode. The nearest railway station is at Koyilandy. A small railway station at Thikkodi also serves a few slow trains. 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ GVHSS PAYYOLI
  3. ^ Thrikkottur A.U.P School

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