Thiruvambady

Coordinates: 11°21′39″N 76°00′32″E / 11.36083°N 76.00889°E / 11.36083; 76.00889
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Thiruvambady
Town
a view of Thiruvambady town
Thiruvambady is located in Kerala
Thiruvambady
Thiruvambady
Location in Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°21′39″N 76°00′32″E / 11.36083°N 76.00889°E / 11.36083; 76.00889
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKozhikode
TalukThamarassery
Block PanchayatKoduvally
Government
 • MPRahul Gandhi
 • MLALinto JosephThiruvambady
 • Panchayath PresidentMercy Pulikkattu – Thiruvambady Panchayath
Population
 (2011)
 • Total28,820
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
673603
Telephone code0495 225....
Vehicle registrationKL 57
Sex ratio1000:1040 /
Literacy96%

Thiruvambady is a major hill town and a suburb in southeastern Kozhikode district in Kerala, India. Thiruvambady is a Panchayat headquarters, and a legislative assembly constituency, situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the district headquarters of Kozhikode.[1]

Geography[edit]

Thiruvambady is 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Kozhikode city and is on the banks of the Iruvanjippuzha River, which is a major tributary of the Chaliyar River. The town is surrounded by mountains, valleys, and waterfalls, such as Thusharagiri Falls and Aripara Falls.

Administration[edit]

Thiruvambady Gramapanchayath was established on 1 January 1962 and consists of 17 wards covering an area of 83.96 square kilometres (32.42 sq mi), which includes 9,000 acres (3,600 ha) of forest. Thiruvambady is under Koduvally Block Panchayat and Thamarassery Taluk.

Thiruvambady is part of the Wayanad parliamentary constituency. The ex. MP is Rahul Gandhi.

In 1977, the Thiruvambady assembly constituency of the Kerala Legislative Assembly was established, consisting of 7 Panchayats. The current MLA is Linto Joseph.

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Thiruvambady is well connected by road to nearby places. It can be reached by the following routes:

  • Thiruvananthapuram - Kochi - Guruvayoor/Thrissur - Pattambi - Perinthalmanna - Manjeri - Areekode - Mukkam - Thiruvambady
  • Kozhikode - Kunnamangalam - REC (NIT) - Mukkam (Agastiamuzhi) - Thiruvambady
  • Kannur - Koyilandy - Thamarassery - Omassery - Thiruvambady
  • Wayanad - Kalpetta - Adivaram - Kaithapoyil - Kodenchery - Thiruvambady
  • Nilambur - Akambadam - Kakkadampoyil - Koombara - Koodaranhi - Thiruvambady
  • Koduvally - Omassery - Thiruvambady - Pulloorampara - Anakkampoyil

Buses[edit]

A KSRTC bus operating centre is in town, as well as a private bus stand. There are buses to nearby places such as Kozhikode, Mukkam, Omassery, Thamarassery, Koduvally, Pulloorampara, Anakkampoyil, Poovaranthode, Koodaranji, and Kodenchery; and KSRTC operates many inter-district routes.

KSRTC buses operates many inter district services from here.

Rail[edit]

The nearest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station, 35 kilometres (22 mi) distant.

Air[edit]

The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, 43 kilometres (27 mi) distant.[2]

Thiruvambady International Airport is a new airport proposal for Calicut city.[3] Restrictions on larger aircraft landing at the existing airport for safety considerations has been reported as one rationale for building a new airport.[4]

Distance chart[edit]

The Kilometer chart from Thiruvambady is given below:

Kozhikode - 35 km Thamarassery - 15 km
Manjeri - 36 km Mukkam - 6 km
Kunnamangalam - 20 km Koduvally - 12 km
Perinthalmanna - 60 km Areekode - 20 km
Palakkad - 122 km Omassery - 5 km
Thrissur - 133 km Anakkampoyil - 13 km
Ernakulam - 202 km Koodaranji - 5 km
Thiruvananthapuram - 414 km Kodencheri - 10 km
Kannur - 113 km Pulloorampara - 8 km
Kalpetta - 53 km Kakkadampoyil - 19 km
Nilambur - 50 km Punnackal - 5 km
Koyilandy - 43 km Thusharagiri Falls - 18 km

Notable people from Thiruvambady[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thiruvambady". Routes & Locations. Keralatourism.org. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ "CM's support sought for Thiruvambady airport". The Hindu. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  3. ^ Rajeev, K K (14 October 2016). "Demand for new international airport at Thiruvambadi". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Kerala govt to focus on second airport". Deccan Chronicle. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.