Population 13,387 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Thazhekkad is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.
Map of Thazhekad, Kerala
As of 2001 India census, Thazhekkad had a population of 13387 with 6412 males and 6975 females. Thazhekkad is covering a vide area comparing to its nearby villages.
Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the prominent religions in this area. 60% Hindus, 35% Christian and remaining 5% Islam. The St. Sebastian church which located here is a very famous pilgrimage place for everyone regardless their caste or religion. "Muthappan" is the pet name to St. Sebastian which given by the residents. The followers of all religions are living here in a good communal harmony. The temple for Lord Siva just opposite of St. Sebastian church is the best example for communal harmony.
The village economy mainly based on agriculture and remitance from NRI's.
Road is the only available mode of transportation. The nearest railway station is Irinjalakuda which situated in Kallettumkara. The people are mainly depending upon their own private vehicles like motor bikes, cars etc. in order to access nearest main bus routes (Kallettumkara, Kombinjamakkal, Thommana, Aloor) and railway stations due to the lack of enough buses in this routes.
The landscape of this area is very attractive. The evergreen paddy fields and crystal clear water in small canals with various kinds of fishes nearby paddy fields with the real smell of nature will paste an unforgettable picture in everybody's heart.