Parassinikkadavu Sree Muthappan Temple
|• Body||Municipal Council|
|• Total||28.44 km2 (10.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,276/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
670331, 670562, 670563, 670564, 670567.
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|Vehicle registration||KL-13, KL-59|
|Sex ratio||1121 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kasargod|
Anthoor is a town with a municipality in the Kannur district of the North Malabar region in the Indian state of Kerala. Anthoor is located roughly 14 km from the Kannur Corporation, and it is adjacent to the Taliparamba municipality.
The name Anthoor means "large village." Due to its large size, the town was split into two villages, Anthoor and Morazha. The hill of Anthoor has been mentioned in many Theyyam folk songs and Thottam Pattu (തോറ്റം പാട്ട്).
Anthoor was previously under Kolathiri rule. Later, Tipu Sultan adjoined this area as part of the Kingdom of Mysore. During British Raj, the kingdom was under Chirakkal Taluk of Malabar District in the Madras Presidency. After the formation of the Kerala State, this area was made a panchayat in the Cannanore District. Later, the Anthoor Panchayat was merged with the Taliparambu Municipality upon the latter's formation. Presently, Anthoor is an independent municipality of Kannur District of Kerala State.
Anthoor was a panchayath consisting of two small villages, Morazha and Anthoor. In 1990, when the government of Kerala announced new municipalities, Anthoor Panchayat was merged with Taliparamba to form the new Municipality of Taliparamba. Later, in 2015, the government separated Anthoor from Taliparamba and made it an independent municipality. Anthoor is a municipality by its population and density, but maintains with the characteristics of a small village. The village is located on NH-17, situated near Taliparamba in the Kannur District of the North Malabar region in Kerala.
- District: Kannur
- Taluk/Tehsil: Taliparamba
- Block: Taliparamba
- Assembly constituency: Taliparamba
- Lok Sabha constituency : Kannur
- Police Station: Taliparamba
- Nearest Railway Station: Kannapuram
- Keltron Nagar-670567
Other places of interests
- Neeliyar Kottam (Near Kannur University Main Campus)
- Ozhacrome Temple Pond
- Paddy Fields of Morazha and Kanool
- Scenic beauty of Punnakulangara
- Hills at Morazha, Muthuvani and Mayilaadu
- Raktha Chamundi at Edappara Chamundeswari Temple, Panthottam
- Institute of Co-operative Management, Parassinikkadavu
- Parrasianikkadavu Ayurveda Medical College
- Mangattuparambu Doordarshan Station
- Govt Engineering College, Kannur
- National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur
- Kendriya Vidyalaya Keltron Nagar
- KELTRON, Kannur
- Kerala Armed Police 4th Battalion, Kannur
- Kerala Clays and Ceramic Products Limited
- Kannur University Main Campus
- Vellikkeel – 1,
- Morazha −2,
- Kanool – 3,
- Mundapram – 4,
- Mayilaadu – 5,
- Bakkalam – 6,
- Peelery – 7,
- Ayyankovil – 9,
- Kadambery – 9,
- Kolmotta – 10,
- Nanichery – 11,
- Kodallur – 12,
- Mambala – 13,
- Parassini – 14,
- Kovval −15,
- Anthoor – 16,
- Thaliyil – 17,
- Podikkund – 18,
- Thalivayal – 19,
- Dharmashala – 20,
- Punnakulangara – 21,
- Kuttipram – 22,
- C H Nagar – 23,
- Ozhacrom – 24,
- Anchampeedika – 25,
- Veniyil – 26,
- Paliyathuvalappu – 27,
- Panneri – 28.
The national highway passes through the Dharmashala junction. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side, and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway stations are Kannapuram and Kannur on the Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Kannur International Airport, Mangaluru Airport and Calicut International Airport .
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