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Vattamkulam is a village in Malappuram district of Kerala state, India. "Vattamkulam" literally means "Round Pond".
Vattamkulam is located near Edappal. A village in the fertile valley of the Bharatapuzha River, also known as the Nila River.
It was a sleepy farming village until the 1970s, but during the Gulf Fever in Kerala it sent most of its able bodied men to the Gulf countries, and now almost every family has one or more men earning in the Gulf.
Some interesting places in Vattamkulam panchayath are,Punch Nagar, Chekanoor and Edappal junction
Neeliyad, Pottur, Sukapuram and Nduvattom.
Kuttippala, Vellarabu and Venginikara
vattakkulam is also an important place which means 'round pond'.
Kulamkara pooram is a famous festival here which attracts people from all over the world. In 2009 December there were people from as far away as Germany. Aircraft (Helicopter) ride was started in the festival since 2012 . Traders from remote areas of the country will be present for small-scale trading.
Very near to Potturkavu, Eringikkal pattu mahotsavam celebrates during Malayalam month Meenam. Bhagawati Pattu.
Kundurummal Masjid is a few centuries old and has tombstones dating back to the British Raj. It has a Madrasa with dozens of students from all over Kerala.
The main agriculture area of the people is with rice(paddy) production and the commercial crops like arecanut, pepper, banana etc. There are so many agricultural communities also in this 'Vattamkulam' panchayath and majority of them are initiated by local governing bodies itself. In the previous years this panchayath witnessed a tremendous growth in the agricultural production.
Vattamkulam Panchayath is blessed with a number of hills and mountains.A large number of local visitors are coming to the various hill tops for sightseeing and all. By that way Vattamkulam has a great scope awaiting in future in the form of tourism.A.W.H. College, Anakkara
Kakramkunnu Temple, Anakkara
Thanvirul Vildan Madrasah
Malabar Dental College, Chekannur
Thallu Parambil Bhagavathi Temple, chekannur
Thirumaniyoor Mahadeva Keshethram, Kandanakam
Technical Higher Secondary School, Vattamkulam
Kundurummal Jum'a Masjid
Vattamkulam Jum'a Masjid
Government UP School, Vattamkulam
Eruvaprakkunnu ayyappa temple
Vattamkulam village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu 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.
Vattamkulam village connects to other parts of India through Kuttippuram town. National highway No.66 passes through Edappal and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. National Highway No.966 connects to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Kuttippuram.