Coordinates: 11°24′50″N 75°55′22″E / 11.41389°N 75.92278°E / 11.41389; 75.92278
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Clockwise from the top: Kottayil Temple, Chunkam junction, Thamarassery skyline, PWD rest house, Payyamballi Chandu memorial, Weekly market
Clockwise from the top: Kottayil Temple, Chunkam junction, Thamarassery skyline, PWD rest house, Payyamballi Chandu memorial, Weekly market
Thamarassery is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Thamarassery is located in India
Thamarassery (India)
Coordinates: 11°24′50″N 75°55′22″E / 11.41389°N 75.92278°E / 11.41389; 75.92278
Country India
 • Total27.17 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
 • Total35,706
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityKozhikode
Thamarassery Churam - Night View
Public Library
Bus Bay Jn

Thamarassery, formerly known as Thazhmalachery,[2] is one of the taluks and a major hill town in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India, 30 km north-east of Kozhikode (Calicut) city and 29 km east of Koyilandy. The town lies on National highway 766.


From the words thaamara "lotus" and cheri "village".


Thamarassery belonged to the Kingdom of Kottayam before India became independent. It has witnessed the departure of the British and the great march of Tipu Sultan. Kottayam Kings who died fighting the British were given part of the land of Thamarassery in the days before freedom. The tomb of Payyampally Chandu, who was a warrior under the Kottayam Raja, is located at the Thamarassery Kotayil Sree Bhagavathi Temple.

In 1936 the Thamarassery panchayat was formed, although a public health center had already been operating for some time prior. Attakoya Thangal was the first panchayat president. JT Abdurahiman Master is the president of the Thamarassery Panchayath (since 2020 December 30).


Thamarassery panchayat is divided into 19 wards. Thamarassery panchayat comes under Koduvally state assembly constituency and Kozhikode loksabha constituency. Current MP is MK Raghavan of Congress and MLA is MK Muneer of Muslim League. Thamarassery constitutes a taluk within the Kozhikode district.


  • The Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Thamarassery
  • Thamarassery Public Library (which was founded in 1946)
  • Mini Civil Station and Taluk office
  • Kedavoor Juma Masjid
  • Mary Matha Cathedral Church
  • Court Complex
  • The office of the DYSP
  • Taluk Hospital
  • Govt. Veterinary Hospital
  • Kozhikode rural district Treasury
  • Head Post office
  • BSNL divisional office
  • Forest and wildlife range office
  • Excise Range and Circle offices


Thamarassery is an agricultural area, and a large portion of its population are farmers. Coconut and rubber are the major products. Kerala's first rubber estate, now in the hands of AV Thomas and Co., is located here.


Thamarassery is well connected to its surrounding areas via roads(including NH766), which reach from it to Kozhikode, Kalpetta, Koyilandy, and Mukkam. Bus service is also available regularly. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has a bus stand and depot at Thamarassery. All private buses operate from the New Bus Stand at Karadi nearby the KSRTC depot. The nearest airport, Calicut International Airport is 45 km away, while the Kozhikode Railway Station is 30km away.

The KSRTC bus service provides good connections to Kasargod, Kannur, Palakkad, Thrissur, Kottayam and Trivandrum. Several interstate bus services pass through Thamarassery, providing connections to Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ooty, Devala, Gundalpet and other places.

KSRTC Bus Station Thamarassery

Tourist attractions[edit]

View point of Thamarassery Churam
Vayalada view point

Many tourist attractions are located nearby the town are[3]

Notable people from Thamarassery[edit]

  • Asharaf Thamarassery, UAE based social worker
  • Anjali Ameer, actress
  • Kishore Kumar, former Indian volleyball captain
  • Abdul Azeez. C P ( Azeez Avelam), Working Group Member(Traditional Industries)State Planning Board Kerala.
  • Ann Augustine - Actress
  • Jomol - Actress

Villages in Thamarassery taluk[edit]

The position of the Thamarassery Taluk in Kozhikode district is given below:

There are 20 villages in Thamarassery Taluk :

Educational organisations in Thamarassery[edit]

  • Government Vocational Higher Secondary School Thamarassery, Korangad
  • Government UP School Karadi
  • GMUP School Raroth
  • Pallippuram UP School, Chalakkara
  • Nusrath Islamic Residential School Parappanpoyil
  • St.Alphonsa English Senior Secondary School
  • Alphonsa nursery school
  • IHRD College Korangad, Thamarassery
  • Govt LP school, Thekkumthottam
  • The Govt LP school, Korangad
  • The Govt LP school, Chungam
  • Vezhuppur UP school
  • Pallippuram LP School
  • Govt LP school, Chembra
  • St. Mary's Higher Secondary School Koodathai


  1. ^ "കോഴിക്കോട് ജില്ലയിലെ ഗ്രാമ പഞ്ചായത്തുകളുടെ അടിസ്ഥാന വിവരങ്ങള്‍ | Deparyment of Panchayats".
  2. ^ "What does thamarassery mean?". Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Thamarassery, India 2023: Best Places to Visit". Tripadvisor. Retrieved 9 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Thonikadavu | Ooty of Malabar | Tourist Places in Kozhikode". Kerala Tourism. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Ak Shaji".
  6. ^ "Corporate - MyG Digital : Best mobile stores in kerala | Buy laptop online | India". Retrieved 9 July 2023.

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