|• Type||Panchayati raj (India)|
|• Body||Ulikkal Grama Panchayat|
|• Total||74.68 km2 (28.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||65 m (213 ft)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kannur|
Randamkadavu is a growing town in Kannur District in Kerala. It is the HQ of Ulikkal Grama Panchayat in Iritty Taluk. The town is surrounded by small villages. The people of this area are very adaptable and amicable, who live in harmony, irrespective of religion or culture. Kerala State Hill highway SH 59 passes through Ulikkal Town.
As of 2011 Census, Ulikkal Grama Panchayat had total population of 35,429, of which 17,457 are males and 17,952 are females. The sex ratio of Ulikkal was 1,028 lower than state average of 1,084. Population of children in the age group 0-6 was 3,648 (10.3%) where 1,895 are males and 1,753 are females. Ulikkal had an overall literacy of 94.8% higher than state average of 94%. The male literacy stands at 96.6% and female literacy was 93.1%. Ulikkal Grama Panchayat consists of two revenue villages like Nuchiyad and Vayathur under its administration limits.
This village is near Vayathur village panchayat area and contains the Bythoor or Baithur (Vayathur) temple. Bythoorappa (Vayathoorappan) Vayathur Kaliyar Shiva Kshethra dating back to more than 300 years is one of the temples in the panchayat, situated on the banks of Valapattanam river 3 km from the town. This river starts from Kodagu and flows through Parikkalam and Nuchyad villages. This Eshwara (Shiva or Mahadeva) temple is in Kodagu (which is nearby) and is a major pilgrimage temple for the Kodavas (natives of Kodagu). The Kodavas and the Malayalis celebrate the annual temple festival together As per tradition. The temple priests of Kodagu were Namboothiri. Kodagu is the district neighbouring Kannur district of which Ulikkal forms a part. The temple Gods of Kodagu are of Kerala origin. Folklore says that the Gods entered Kodagu from Kerala, thousands of years ago, via Vayathur (Bythoor) in Kerala and near the Kodagu border. Formerly Ulikkal formed a part of Vayathur.
Places of worship
- Vayathur Kaliyar Shiva (Bythoorappa) temple of Ulikkal
- Assemblies of God church(Pentecostal church), Ulickal
- India Pentecostal Church of God, Kolithattu
- Assemblies of God church, Arabi
- St. Joseph's Latin Church, Infant Jesus Church
- Kodaparambu maqam, 6 kilometers from Ulickal (Ulikkal) and two Mosques (Sunni and Mujahid) within Ulickal Panchayath.
- Infant Jesus Church Ulikkal
- St Joseph's Church Arabi
- St. George's Church Puravayal
- St Thomas' Church Manikkadavu
- St Mary's Church Manippara
- St Antony's Church Anara
- St Joseph's shrine Korayenga
- St Jude Chapel&Shrine Vengalode
- St Alphonsa Church Vatiamthode
- St Mary's shrine Vatiamthode
- St Mary's Church Mattara
- A mosque Nuchiayad
- A mosque Karimakayam
- St Sebastian's Forana Church Nellicampoil
- Arohanam marathoma church Arabi
Ulikkal is a hilly village on the eastern side of Kannur district. The terrain is undulating in nature and the extreme eastern side has forests bordering Karnataka state.
- The Government Higher Secondary school (Previously Padiyoor-Kalyad Panchayat Higher Secondary School) is a kilometer from the town.
- There are many Primary Schools nearby Ulikkal, mainly the ones at Vayathoor (Vayathur), Arabi, Mattara, Nuchyad, Nellickampoyil and Perumballi, as well as the GLPS Puravayal and Sharada Vilasam AUP School Parikkalam.
- The St. Thomas High School which is nearly 7 kilometres from Ulikkal at Manikkadavu.
- The St. Joseph High School which is nearly 7 kilometres from Ulikkal at Arabi.
- Floweret English Medium School nearly 1 km from Ulikkal at AKG Nagar
Kerala State Highway SH 59 passes through Ulikkal town which connects nearby towns and villages in the hilly terrains of Kannur district. Taluk HQ Iritty is 7.5 km (4.7 mi) away. The road to the east of Ulikkal connects to Mysore and Bangalore.
National Highway NH 66 passes through Taliparamba town of 43 km away. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Shoranur-Mangalore section line.
- "കണ്ണൂര് ജില്ലയിലെ ഗ്രാമ പഞ്ചായത്തുകളുടെ അടിസ്ഥാന വിവരങ്ങള് | Deparyment of Panchayats".
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