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Melattur, Kerala

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Country  India
District  Malappuram
PIN  679326
Area code  04933
State  Kerala
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code  04933
Local time  Saturday 1:49 PM
Melattur, Kerala
Weather  34°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 55% Humidity

Melattur (Malayalam: മേലാറ്റൂര്) is a town in Malappuram district of Kerala. It is situated on the banks of the Velliyar river. The name Melattur came from the Malayalam words 'Mele' (above), 'Aaru' (river) and 'Ooru' (place); i.e., 'place near upstream'. There are places named Edayattur (place near middle of the river), and Keezhattur (place near to the downstream) on the banks of the river Olippuzha. The town is well connected to Perinthalmanna (17 km), Mannarkkad (24 km), Manjeri (23 km) and Karuvarakundu (11 km). The shortest route connecting Kozhikode with Palakkad (via Manjeri - Pandikkad - Melattur - Mannarkkad, 134 km) passes through Melattur.


Map of Melattur, Kerala


From Melattur Panchayat bus stand, buses are available to Kozhikode, Mannarkkad, Palakkad,Kalikavu Nilambur, Edathanattukara and Thrissur.

The Shoranur-Nilambur Railway Line passes through here and all trains got stop in Melattur. Trains to Palakkad, Ernakulam, Trivandram will be available from here. Educational Facilities - A government aided high school is situated in Melattur town, with secondary Educational facility. A Private self-financing Engineering college is also there near to Melattur town. Government offices like subregistrar office, Educational office, KSEB office, village and Panchayath offices, Police Station, A Community Health Center, Ayurvedic Hospital, Krishibavan, PWD area office and several bank branches situated in melattur town itself. Melattur town is the center for several commercial shops and facilities and people from surrounding villages depend on Melattur for their day to day requirements.

Suburbs and Villages

  • Karuvarakkundu, Punnakkad and pavanapuram
  • Iringattiri, Puthanazhi and Edapatta
  • Mythri Nagar, Eppikkad and Athani
  • Uchoorakkadavu, Chemmaniyod and Manappady
  • Vengur, Sahibpadi and Karyavattom
  • Mannarmala, Pattikkad and Pooppalam
  • Culture

    Melattoor village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Melattur town situated in the banks of velliyar river. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim and Hindu traditions.Attutrikkovil siva kshetram and Masjid situated in the center of the town .There are many libraries in the village among this Melattur Grandhashala is one of the oldest libraries in the district with a big collection of malayalam prose and literature. There are also 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.


    Melattoor village connects to other parts of India through Perinthalmanna town. National highway No.66 passes through Tirur and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. Highway No.966 goes to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Tirur.

    Important Landmarks

  • Melattur High school
  • Ayamu Community Hall
  • Palliative Care Center
  • Vasudeva Library
  • Puthanazhi Mosque
  • Thathwamasy Manikanda Temple
  • Ente Kada Building
  • Thottakkadakkavu Ayyappa Temple
  • Loveline Convention Center
  • Noorul Islam Highschool
  • MEA Engineering College
  • Jalaliya Juma Masjidh
  • Pattikkad Juma Masjidh
  • Jamia Nooriya Arabic College
  • Irshad English School Melattur
  • Melattur railway station
  • Kaippully Vishnu-Vettekkaran Temple
  • Njarakulagara Temple
  • References

    Melattur, Kerala Wikipedia

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