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Skyline of Vellarikundu
Vellarikundu is located in Kerala
Vellarikundu is located in India
Coordinates: 12°22′03″N 75°16′59″E / 12.36750°N 75.28313°E / 12.36750; 75.28313Coordinates: 12°22′03″N 75°16′59″E / 12.36750°N 75.28313°E / 12.36750; 75.28313
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kasaragod
Time zone IST (UTC+5:25)
PIN 671533[1]

Vellarikundu is a village and taluk headquarters[2] in Kasaragod district of Kerala province, India. [3]

Vellarikundu Taluk[edit]

Vellarikundu Taluk was announed in the Kerala budget of 2013. On 21 February 2014, the new taluk was inaugurated by the Sri Umman Chandy chief minister of the state. The taluk was created by splitting the Hosdurg taluk. [4]

The idea of forming Vellarikundu taluk was mooted in 1984. The taluk consist the south-east hilly regions of the district. vellarikundu taluk shares its border with kasaragod taluk to north,hosdurg taluk to west,taliparamba taluk of kannur district to south and madikeri taluk of coorg distrit in karnataka state to the east.

Constitutent Villages in Vellarikundu Taluk[edit]

  1. Malom(maloth)
  2. Balal
  3. Chittarikkal
  4. Bheemanadi
  5. Parappa
  6. Karindalam
  7. Kodom-Belur
  8. Kallar
  9. Panathady
  10. palavayal


Vellarikkundu is one of the areas with large number of HIV patients. 970 HIV cases were registered in Kasaragod district. Ten HIV deaths were reported from Kasaragod district within a short period of two months in 2016. There is no special facility or docotors for HIV patients in this area. HIV affected areas in Kasaragod include Dharmathadka, Nileshwaram, Manjeshwar, Bhandiyod, Vellarikundu, Kasaragod town and Padannakkad.[5]