Wandoor

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Wandoor Road, Kalikavu

Wandoor is a town in Malappuram district of Kerala, India at 11°11′44″N 76°14′09″E / 11.19556°N 76.23583°E / 11.19556; 76.23583Coordinates: 11°11′44″N 76°14′09″E / 11.19556°N 76.23583°E / 11.19556; 76.23583. It is located 20 km away from Manjeri

The town is growing due to the hundreds of NRIs and their remittance plays a major role in local trade and business. Many of the old buildings here are being replaced by modern complexes.

Infrastructure[edit]

Wandoor Siva Temple is the oldest worship place in wandoor. The Lord Siva of this temple is known as Thiru Wandoor Appan, from which the name Wandoor derived. Wandoor Valiya Jamath Palli, the oldest mosque in the area, is famous as one of the only mosques, that still uses Nakara, a drum, to announce the call for prayer, instead of modern sound speakers. Karunalaya Hospital, built in 1958 by the American missionary Henry Otten is located in Wandoor.

The Otten English School has over 700 students and now has students graduating with high-school equivalent degrees.

New hospitals named Jafar Medical Centre, JMC and Noor Institute of Medical Specialties, NIMS with modern facilities have been established in Wandoor.

The nearest railway station is at Vaniyambalam three km from Wandoor town. One of the major state highway SH-73 is passing through Wandoor town. It connects Nilambur-Perinthalmanna-Valanchery towns of Malappuram district. And also one of the major road Manjeri-Wandoor-Kalikavu road is also passing through Wandoor town.

Economy[edit]

There has been a rapid growth in the economy, providing many opportunity to local people to initiate their business.

Suburbs and Villages[edit]

  • Pulikkal, Ambalappadi, Naduvath, Moochikkal, Chemmaram {KATTUMUNDA}, Karad, Vellampuram, Pottalungal
  • Pazhaya Chandakkunnu,Eladanthodu,Kizhakethala,Koorikkundu, Pulissery, Kuttiyil, Thazhe Kuttiyil, Vaniyambalam, Thachamcode, Vaikkolangadi
  • Parappadi, Kuyyampoyil, Shanthi Nagar, Athanikkal
  • Poochappoyil,Parakkulam, Kuttumunda, Emangad, Koorad
  • Mundani, Karakkaparambu, Pazhaya Vaniyambalam, Shariyil
  • Pallikkunnu, Pookkulam, Puliyakkode
  • High school Padi, Karunalayappadi, Vanitha College, K.P.Kandam, Thazhe Kozhipparamba, Mele Kozhipparamba.
  • Poolakkal,Punnappala,Palakkode,Valoringal

Important Landmarks[edit]

  • Wandoor Siva Temple, 1,000 years old
  • Wandoor Valiya Jamath Palli
  • VMC GHSS School
  • Wandoor Town square park
  • Vaniyambalam Railway Station
  • Vaniyambalam Rock
  • Vaniyambalam Town Square
  • Punnappala Siva temple
  • Wandoor Town square.
A view of Wandoor town square

Culture[edit]

Wandoor village is a predominantly Muslim and Hindus populated area. So the culture of the locality is based upon Hindus and Muslim traditions. Daffu Muttu, Kolkali and Arabanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Most 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.[1]

Educational Institutions[edit]

  1. Ambedkar college of Arts & Science
  2. Govt. V.M.C. Higher Secondary School
  3. Govt. Girls Vocational Higher Secondary School
  4. Govt. Higher Secondary School Vaniyambalam
  5. Govt. L.P. School Pookkulam
  6. C. K. G. L. P. School Vaniyambalam
  7. Sahya Arts and Science College Vellamburam
  8. Women's Islamiya College
  9. MEA College of Engineering (Self Financing)
  10. Jamia Wahabia Arabic College
  11. Salafiyya College
  12. PG Academy
  13. ALPS Punnappala

Transportation[edit]

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

Bus routes:-- 1 Bangaluru, 2 Mysoru, 3 Manjeri, 4 Kozhikode, 5 Areacode, 6 Edavanna, 7 Nilambur, 8 Kalikavu, 9 Poongode, 10 Pookottumpadam, 11 Perinthalmanna, 12 Thrissur, 13 Palakkad, 14 Ernankulam

Train :- Vaniyambalam Railway Station, Vaniyambalam - Shornur Jn. - Thiruvananthapuram Central Station, Vaniyambalam - Nilambur Road

See also[edit]

Kuttiyil: A Junction one and half kilometer on Vaniyambalam Road, intersected by Karakkaparambu- Pazhaya Vaniyambalam road. Important institutions nearby Kuttiyil: Kuttiyil Swami Ayyappa Temple, Edappatta Tower, Ashraya Special school etc.

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