Thalassery Tellicherry, is a commercial city on the Malabar Coast in Kannur district, in the state of Kerala, bordered by the districts of Mahé, Wayanad and Kodagu. Thalassery municipality has a population just under 100,000. Thalassery has an area of 23.98 square kilometres. It is 22 km south of the district headquarters in Kannur town. Thalassery is situated in an altitude ranging from 2.5m to 30m above mean sea-level. Thalassery municipality was formed on 1 November 1866 according to the Madras Act 10 of 1865 of the British Indian Empire, making it the second oldest municipality in the state. At that time the municipality was known as Thalassery Commission, Thalassery was the capital of North Malabar. G. M. Ballard, the Malabar collector, was the first President of the municipal commission. A European barrister, A. F. Lamaral, became the first Chairman of Thalassery municipality. Thalassery grew into a prominent place during European rule, due to its strategic geographic location. Thalassery has played a significant historical, cultural and commercial role in the history of India during the colonial period.
On 9 February 2014, Thalassery taluk was split in two and Iritty taluk was formed. The north eastern hilly region of the former Thalassery Taluk such as Peravoor, Ayyankunnu, Kelakam is within the Iritty Taluk area. Thalassery may have originated from the ancient Malayalam linguistic usage'Thala' and'cheri', thus Thalassery or'starting place of a settlement or head of a settlement', it could have emerged from Talakkathe cheri, a combination of'Talakkate' and'Cheri'. Thalassery could be a village, as it hosts ancient Shree Ramaswamy shrines dedicated/connected to Rama (Rama-Vaishnavite/ Smartha sects settlements in various villages in and around Thalassery such as Tiruvangad, Makreri, Edakkad, Cheruthazham, Kadalayi, Thrikykunnu near Koothuparamba, Kannapuram etc... such a large number of shrines dedicated to or related to Rama in close vicinity is rare compared to other places in Kerala. The 1885 administration manual vol. 2 of the former Madras Presidency cites research in regional legends and folklore to indicate that the ancient name of Thalassery was Swetharanya pura.
The Upanishad Acharya Swethakethu is believed to have taken penance there and it is said that Shiva danced ananda thandava here. This is the stala purana of Tiruvangad Shree Ramaswamy Temple. Thalassery was known as Tellicherry, the anglicised form of the Malayalam name Thalassery, during the European era and in the official documents until the end of 1990s, but the name Thalassery is now used officially, it is suggested in the alternative that Thalassery is related to Thalassa, the Greek word for "sea", given the city's coastline, proximity to sea and history of traders visiting from as far afield as the Mediterranean. Thalassery is known for three C's: Cake and Circus Thalassery was a major town where the French military base in Kerala was located. Although the French abandoned Thalassery, moving their base to Mahé because spices could be transported to sea using canoes through Mahé river, the nickname remained. Thalassery was a trade hub where Dutch, Portuguese Chinese and Jewish traders had considerable influence in the spice market.
The British established a trading post and built a factory at Tellicherry in 1694, having gained permission from Vadakkalankur, the prince regent of the Raja of Kolatunad. They had been trading on the Malabar coast for much of that century, buying pepper from merchants, had established a similar post at Travancore ten years earlier. After the annexation of Malabar, the British called upon Thalassery, the Royal families and other major Nair and Namboothiri feudal lords to return, but this was opposed by some local rulers. Along with heavy taxation and laws that curbed free movement, the appeal resulted in multiple uprisings against the British with heavy casualties to British forces. Thousands of soldiers were killed, but the resistance was defeated; the British and the Portuguese and Christian Missionaries contributed a lot into the field of education, sports and many development of this region. Thalassery is in Kannur district; the town has Dharmadam Panchayat in the north and Kodiyeri in the east New Mahé in the south and the Arabian Sea on the west.
The palm-fringed terrain has a scenic coastline and features four rivers and hills with orange-hued rock. One of the four rivers is the Mahé River. During the British Raj, the Mahé River was nicknamed the English Channel, because it separated British-ruled Thalassery from French-ruled Mahé. Muzhappilangad Beach, the sole beach where driving is possible in Kerala, is located within 6 km from the town centre. Unlike southern Kerala, Thalassery region does not have lagoons, although many rivers flow through the region. Thalassery however has a large area of mangroves, now being protected; the coast has no delta formation. The coastal plain is bordered by highlands; the north of Thalassery is an island area surrounded by two rivers and the sea. On the eastern side, hilly areas start from Kuthuparamba; as of 2011 India census, Thalassery had a population of 92,558, making it Kerala's 8th largest city in population. Males constitute 47% of the population and females
Karivellur is a village under payyanur taluk, Kannur district Payyannur Valiyaparamba Backwaters 15 km from Payyanur Peringome 20 km from Payyanur Ezhimala 12 km from Payyanur Town Kunhimangalam village 8 km from Payyanur town Kavvayi Island 3 km from Payyanur Ramanthali 7 km from Payyanur Trikarpur 6 km from Payyanur
Sreekandapuram is a municipality in Kannur district, in the Indian state of Kerala. Sreekandapuram was ruled by the Mushika Kingdom. Today, the municipality comes under the jurisdiction of the Taliparamba tehsil; the municipal office is situated in the town, on the bank of Sreekandapuram river, which flows into the Valapattanam River. The current president of the Sreekandapuram municipality chairman is Sri Ragavan The nearest places to Sreekandapuram town are the city of Taliparamba, the towns of Iritty and Irikkur,and Koottumugham and the villages of Chempanthotty and Chengalayi; the longest suspended rope bridge in Kannur district is situated at Kanhileri village, crossing the Valapattanam River, a major irrigation project is underway at Madampam. Work on a bridge across the river at Madampam is in progress; the town of Sreekandapuram has a mixed population of Muslims and Christian. The Malik Dinar mosque is situated at Pazhayangadi, 1 km from the town, the Pazhayangadi Manna is 2 km out of town on the Payyavoor Road.
A popular Hindu temple in the panchayat is the historic Ammakoottam Mahadevi temple. The temple was looted and destroyed by Tipu Sultan, nothing remained of it but earth and stones covered by bushes up until the 1970s; the land on which it stood was owned by the local Muslim community leader, when people living around the temple claimed to have witnessed the Devi's presence, it was handed over to local Hindu community leaders and a new temple was built. Another important temple is the Sree Mahavishnu Temple located at Kottoor, 1 km away from Sreekandapuram near Iritty-Thaliparamba state highway; this temple is said to be over 600 years old and is said to have been destroyed by Tipu Sulthan. It was rebuilt, it is one among the rare Lord Vishnu temples which faces the west direction with'vatta sreekovil'.'Punarprathishta Mahotsava' is celebrated every year in the first week of March. Thrikkadamba Sri.mahavishnu temple was destroyed by Tippu and it is under reconstruction now. It is 4 km away from Sreekandapuram town in Thaliparamba -Iritty highway.
LordShiva and Vishnu are worshiped here. Vayakkara KAVUis another important place to visit in Sreekandapuram panchayath, it is one of the important ecological place in the area. Vana sasthav is the idol of people pay their offerings there in high devotion. Kunnathur Padi is the historic center for the folk Hindu deity Sree Muthappan; the center stands in the Kannur District of the Kerala state of safvan, 3,000 feet above sea level, on top of Udumbumala in the Sahyadri mountains. The Kunnathur Padi festival is conducted here; the festival takes place in a natural setting, as it is believed that Sree Muthappan said, "Fallen leaves, a spring, a large mountain, a round stone and palm trees are enough for me." During the festival season, a temporary Madappura is erected, called Sreekovil, in the middle of the forest. There is a cave in the middle of the forest. On the west side of the Madappura is a stone, a rock stand and a mud platform. On each side of the cave there is a palm tree. On the north side, there is a spring called Thiruvankadavu.
Beyond, Aadipadi. Madampam P. K. M college Government Higher Secondary School Nedungome, 6 km from Sreekandapuram town, 5 km from Payyavoor town Marygiri Senior Secondary School at Podikalam, 2 km from Sreekandapuram town Maryland High School, at Madampam S. E. S College, Sreekandapuram Government Higher Secondary School Sreekandapuram Sal Sabeel Public School Sreekandapuram. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side; the road to the east connects to Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Calicut. Chuzhali. 13,898 people Malapattam. 9,653 people Kalliad. 9,345 people Irikkur. 12,510 people
No Mattanur spelled Mattannur, is a major town, an aerotropolis in Kannur district, India. Mattanur is about 25 km east of Thalassery. Mattanur lies between Kannur and Iritty, it is the intersection where Thalassery–Coorg Highway meets the Kannur–Mattanur Road and forms the Kannur–Mattanur–Coorg Highway. The inter-state buses travelling from Bangalore and Mysore to Thalassery and Kannur pass through Mattanur, it is an important hub, connecting Kannur. Mattanur has many attractions; such as the 15-Mattanur Assembly Constituency, the Mattanur Municipality, the Chittariparamba, Koodali, Mangattidam, Padiyoor Kalliad, Thillenkeri Panchayats in Thalassery, the Iritty Taluks. Kannur Airport known as Mattanur Airport is about 3 km from Mattanur. Mattanur is located at the midland of the Kannur District at 11°55′N 74°35′E and stretches for about 4.8 km. It is surrounded by eight Panchayats and a municipality, namely Irikkur and Padiyur on the north side, Iritty and Malur on the east side and Vengad on the south side, Koodali and Keezhallur on the west side.
The town is located at about 500 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital, about 25 km east of Kannur, the district headquarters. Kochi, known as commercial capital of Kerala, is about 280 km south and Kozhikode, a major urban center of northern Kerala, is 93 km south of Mattanur. Mysore and Bangalore, two major cities of the state of Karnataka, are 150 km and 290 km east of Mattanur and Mangalore is about 166 km away, towards the north; the Kannur International Airport is located just 3 km away from the town and provides the opportunity of air connectivity. The town is well connected to the neighbouring towns of Karnataka. SH30, part of the Thalassery–Coorg Road, passes through the town and connects it to other nearby towns like Thalassery, Iritty, Mercara, it has linkages to cities like Mysore, Bangalore, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram. The Mattanur–Kannur Road, in the west, connects to the Kannur municipal town, the district headquarters; the Mattanur–Maruthayi–Mannur Road, towards the north, provides accessibility through the Nayikali Bridge and the Mannur Bridge to SH36, thus allowing easy access to towns like Irikkur, Sreekandapuram and Payyannur.
The Anjarakandy Road passes at the entrance of the airport and connects settlements like Anjarakandy and Chakkarakkal. The Thalassery–Coorg Road connects the proposed Hill Highway at Iritty, which in turn provides connectivity to all major settlements in the western Ghat area. There is no rail connectivity to Mattanur, but proposals for Thalassery–Coorg railway line and Kannur South Airport Railway line are still active; the nearest railway station is Thalassery, is located at a distance of 26 km from Mattanur. The Kannur railway station, located at 27 km from Mattanur, is the major station in the district, with access to all trains, including super-fast trains, to the north and south of the country; the area has the typical midland characteristics of Kerala, with undulating terrain, used for agriculture. The geographical area of the municipal town stretches between the Irikkur River in the north and the Anjarakandy River in the south; the town is located at the foothills of the western shoulders of the Western Ghats, rising at the east side, while the western boundary contains gradual sloping terrain leading to the Lakshadweep Sea.
The Thalassery–Coorg Road passes through the Mattanur municipal town. The major urban development and activities are confined to the Mattanur junction area, where the Kannur Road meets with the state highway; the Pazhassi Barrage and a garden of the Pazhassi Irrigation Project are located close to the town, this spot is a major tourist destination. The main entrance of the Kannur International Airport is in the town area and is just 3 km from the Mattanur junction. Pazhassi Dam is a tourist attraction with a boating facilities; the dam provides drinking water to the Kannur and Mahé municipalities. Mattanur is famous for its "Kavu," where ancient folk rituals, called Theyyam, are performed during the months of January to April; the Utsavam of Mattanur, at the Sree Mahadeva Temple, starts from 27 February every year. The eight-day festival ends with the Aaratu; the Prathishtadinam Temple, Illam Nira and Bhagavathasapthaha are holy moments of the temple. Inside the temple, Lord Mahadeva is worshiped with three Bhavas during the morning and evening.
The "thee purath vayal" is a famous one with a temple where the lord eliminated the enemies, led by Tippu Sultan, who attacked the temple during a war by showering gola. The Muzhakkunu Shri Mridhagasyleswari Temple is about 10 km from Mattanur; the goddesses Amma and Thrayambakeswari are worshiped there with the form of playing on a Mridanga the sacred songs of Bhakthi. Varshiikothsavam of Amma starts the Pror stars of Meena Masa. Makara Ayana Samkram of Makara 1 Thrikkarthika Visesha of Vrischika 1 are prominent holy days. Karkkitaka 1 until the month is important to Darsana Masa of Matha. Chalayil Mahavishnu kshetram is a famous Vishnu temple situated in Mattanur, is one of the rarest temples for worshiping the Narasimha Avathara of Lord Vishnu. A Masjid or Mosque situated near Mattanur is known as the "Mattanur Juma Masjid." It is one of the largest and most famous Masjid in Kannur District. Mattanur has a famous pond known as "kulathoor" located near PRNSS College. Another famous place situated near Mattanur is "Perinchery Sree Vishnu Ksh
Bangalore known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million, making it a megacity and the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India, it is located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau at an elevation of over 900 m above sea level, the highest among India's major cities. It reflects its multireligious and cosmopolitan character by its more than 1000 temples, 400 mosques, 100 churches, 40 Jain derasars, three Sikh gurdwaras, two Buddhist viharas and one Parsi fire temple located in an area of 741 km² of the metropolis; the religious places are further represented to include the few members of the Jewish community who are making their presence known through the Chabad that they propose to establish in Bengaluru and the large number of Bahá'ís whose presence is registered with a society called the Bahá'í Centre. In 1537 CE, Kempé Gowdā – a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire – established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bengaluru and its oldest areas Or Petes which exist to the present day.
After the fall of Vijayanagar empire in 16th Century, the Mughals sold Bangalore to Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore for three lakh rupees. When Haider Ali seized control of the Kingdom of Mysore, the administration of Bangalore passed into his hands, it was captured by the British East India Company after victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, who returned administrative control of the city to the Maharaja of Mysore. The old city developed in the dominions of the Maharaja of Mysore and was made capital of the Princely State of Mysore, which existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British Raj. In 1809, the British shifted their cantonment to Bangalore, outside the old city, a town grew up around it, governed as part of British India. Following India's independence in 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Mysore State, remained capital when the new Indian state of Karnataka was formed in 1956; the two urban settlements of Bangalore – city and cantonment – which had developed as independent entities merged into a single urban centre in 1949.
The existing Kannada name, Bengalūru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006. Bengaluru is sometimes referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology exporter. Indian technological organisations ISRO, Wipro and HAL are headquartered in the city. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. Bengaluru has one of the most educated workforces in the world, it is home to many educational and research institutions in India, such as Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management, International Institute of Information Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Design, National Law School of India University and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. Numerous state-owned aerospace and defence organisations, such as Bharat Electronics, Hindustan Aeronautics and National Aerospace Laboratories are located in the city.
The city houses the Kannada film industry. The name "Bangalore" represents an anglicised version of the Kannada language name and its original name, "Bengalūru" ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, it is the name of a village near Kodigehalli in Bangalore city today and was used by Kempegowda to christen the city as Bangalore at the time of its foundation. The earliest reference to the name "Bengalūru" was found in a ninth-century Western Ganga Dynasty stone inscription on a "vīra gallu". In this inscription found in Begur, "Bengalūrū" is referred to as a place in which a battle was fought in 890 CE, it states that the place was part of the Ganga Kingdom until 1004 and was known as "Bengaval-uru", the "City of Guards" in Halegannada. An apocryphal story recounts that the 12th century Hoysala king Veera Ballala II, while on a hunting expedition, lost his way in the forest. Tired and hungry, he came across a poor old woman; the grateful king named the place "benda-kaal-uru", which evolved into "Bengalūru". Suryanath Kamath has put forward an explanation of a possible floral origin of the name, being derived from benga, the Kannada term for Pterocarpus marsupium, a species of dry and moist deciduous trees, that grew abundantly in the region.
On 11 December 2005, the Government of Karnataka announced that it had accepted a proposal by Jnanpith Award winner U. R. Ananthamurthy to rename Bangalore to Bengalūru. On 27 September 2006, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike passed a resolution to implement the proposed name change; the government of Karnataka accepted the proposal, it was decided to implement the name change from 1 November 2006. The Union government approved this request, along with name changes for 11 other Karnataka cities, in October 2014, hence Bangalore was renamed to "Bengaluru" on 1 November 2014. A discovery of Stone Age artefacts during the 2001 census of India at Jalahalli and Jadigenahalli, all of which are located on Bangalore's outskirts today, suggest probable human settlement around 4,000 BCE. Around 1,000 BCE, burial grounds were established at Koramangala and Chikkajala on the outskirts of Bangalore. Coins of the Roman emperors Augustus and Claudius found at Yeswanthpur and H
Kerala, locally known as Keralam, is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2, Kerala is the twenty-second largest Indian state by area, it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population, it is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most spoken language and is the official language of the state; the Chera Dynasty was the first prominent kingdom based in Kerala. The Ay kingdom in the deep south and the Ezhimala kingdom in the north formed the other kingdoms in the early years of the Common Era; the region had been a prominent spice exporter since 3000 BCE. The region's prominence in trade was noted in the works of Pliny as well as the Periplus around 100 CE.
In the 15th century, the spice trade attracted Portuguese traders to Kerala, paved the way for European colonisation of India. At the time of Indian independence movement in the early 20th century, there were two major princely states in Kerala-Travancore State and the Kingdom of Cochin, they united to form the state of Thiru-Kochi in 1949. The Malabar region, in the northern part of Kerala had been a part of the Madras province of British India, which became a part of the Madras State post-independence. After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the modern-day state of Kerala was formed by merging the Malabar district of Madras State, the state of Thiru-Kochi, the taluk of Kasaragod in South Canara, a part of Madras State; the economy of Kerala is the 12th-largest state economy in India with ₹7.73 lakh crore in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of ₹163,000. Kerala has the lowest positive population growth rate in India, 3.44%. The state has witnessed significant emigration to Arab states of the Persian Gulf during the Gulf Boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, its economy depends on remittances from a large Malayali expatriate community.
Hinduism is practised by more than half of the population, followed by Christianity. The culture is a synthesis of Aryan, Dravidian and European cultures, developed over millennia, under influences from other parts of India and abroad; the production of pepper and natural rubber contributes to the total national output. In the agricultural sector, tea, coffee and spices are important; the state's coastline extends for 595 kilometres, around 1.1 million people in the state are dependent on the fishery industry which contributes 3% to the state's income. The state has the highest media exposure in India with newspapers publishing in nine languages English and Malayalam. Kerala is one of the prominent tourist destinations of India, with backwaters, hill stations, Ayurvedic tourism and tropical greenery as its major attractions; the name Kerala has an uncertain etymology. One popular theory derives Kerala from alam; the word Kerala is first recorded as Keralaputra in a 3rd-century BCE rock inscription left by the Maurya emperor Ashoka, one of his edicts pertaining to welfare.
The inscription refers to the local ruler as Keralaputra. This contradicts the theory that Kera is from "coconut tree". At that time, one of three states in the region was called Cheralam in Classical Tamil: Chera and Kera are variants of the same word; the word Cheral refers to the oldest known dynasty of Kerala kings and is derived from the Proto-Tamil-Malayalam word for "lake". The earliest Sanskrit text to mention Kerala is the Aitareya Aranyaka of the Rigveda. Kerala is mentioned in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the two Hindu epics; the Skanda Purana mentions the ecclesiastical office of the Thachudaya Kaimal, referred to as Manikkam Keralar, synonymous with the deity of the Koodalmanikyam temple. Keralam may stem from the Classical Tamil chera alam; the Greco-Roman trade map. According to Tamil classic Purananuru, Chera king Senkuttuvan conquered the lands between Kanyakumari and the Himalayas. Lacking worthy enemies, he besieged the sea by throwing his spear into it. According to the 17th century Malayalam work Keralolpathi, the lands of Kerala were recovered from the sea by the axe-wielding warrior sage Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu.
Parasurama threw his axe across the sea, the water receded as far as it reached. According to legend, this new area of land extended from Gokarna to Kanyakumari; the land which rose from sea was filled with unsuitable for habitation. Out of respect and all snakes were appo
State assembly constituency- Peravoor Iritty is a municipality and a taluk in the district of Kannur in the state of Kerala, India. The town is the main market place for the farmer communities in the surrounding regions. Iritty is known as The Coorg Valley in God's Own Country. Iritty is one of the fastest upcoming towns in Kerala with the distance of 18 KM from Kannur International Airport and one among five taluks in Kannur district. Iritty is one of the major towns lies between Coorg and Kannur international airport -Mattanur. Iritty is located on the banks of Bavali River, originated from nearby Kodagu hills and Kottiyoor mountains. Iritty is situated on the Thalassery-Coorg-Mysore highway between Virajpete. Nearby smaller towns are Padiyoor, Payam, Keezhppally, Karikkottakary, Anappanthy, Ulikkal, Manikkadave, Punnad, Edapuzha, Uruppumkutti Vilakkode and Chavassery. Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 8 kilometres from Iritty. Iritty is surrounded by hills. A river flowing through Iritty is more known as Iritty Puzha/Iritty River.
Tourists visiting Iritty have the option of staying at a number of riverside Tourist homes, from where they can view the Iritty river. There is a steel girder bridge, built in 1933, over the river. There is a Dam in the place Pazhassi for irrigation purpose named'PazhassiDam', it is 10 km from the town. Wayanad tourist destinations are near from this place; the nearby areas are depending for their most of the shopping Iritty. Payam, Vallithode, Kondambra, keezhur, Vattiyamthode, Kalanki, Manippara Perumpally, Vayathoor, Peratta, Angadikadave, Kootupuzha, Alathupramba, Urathoor, Vilakkode etc. are the nearby small towns around. The steel bridge in Iritty is a 10-ton bridge constructed in 1933 by the British authorities to connect the towns of Kodagu and Thalassery, it was designed by George Anderson of the Institution of Civil Engineers. A July 2015 death of a man after being accidentally wedged between the handrail and a private bus raised concerns about the bridge's age. Iritty Taluk has 19 villages Aralam, Ayyamkunnu and Kalliad Kanichar, Keezhur and Kolari Kottiyoor, Manathana and Nuchiyad Padiyoor, Payam and Thillankeri Vayathur and Villamana Iritty, one of the beautiful hill side towns in the north Malabar of Kerala.
The beauty of Iritty lies together with the unique rivers, green hills and valleys. The main Streams of Iritty river are by the three rivers such as Bavali river, Aralam river and Barapuzha. Before the name'Iritty,' made the first cry, this land was nourished by two main rivers, one Barapuzha and Bavalipuzha. People started calling both the rivers confluence as Iratta puzha, in course of time the land became Iritty... Iritty lies at an equal distance from the nearby cities of Kannur, Mahe and Virajpet. An interstate highway passes through Mattanur Airport and Kodagu; this was called the TC Road by the British. This highway is used by interstate bus services plying to Madikeri and Bangalore. Keezhur is the starting point of Iritty town; this place is well-connected by road from both thalassery. There are frequent buses from Iritty and to both these places and to several places across Kerala including Kottayam, Mangalore, Panathur, Malom, Cherupuzha and Kozhikode. There is no railway line, with the nearest railway stations at Thalassery.
The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport, at Mattannur is located 18 km south-west of Iritty. Iritty is one of the major towns of the Kannur district. With nearby villages which produce cash crops and plantation crops, Iritty is a major commercial town too, it is one of the growing towns in the district. Iritty is famous for cash crops such as pepper and cashew nuts, some of which are sold under regional brands in various auction houses and commodities markets. Iritty is a trading town. Iritty is headquarters to several State Government offices. Most of these offices have jurisdiction over nearby towns like Peravoor. Fire Station Iritty Taluk office iritty SIET CD MART, Nr Fire Station, Iritty Labour Office NP Road Iritty Sub Treasury, Falcon Plaza Iritty State Ware House Iritty KSFE New Bustand Iritty SUB RT OFFICE, FALCON PLAZA IRITTY Co-operative society assistant registrar office, Iritty Amala Multi Speciality Hospital, Keezhur. Thulasi Malabar Hospital, Iritty. Karunya Hospital, Iritty.
Nikhil Hospital, Iritty. Reena Nursing Home. Christu Raja Dental Clinic Asokan's Dental Clinic. ECHS Poly Clinic, Iritty Govt. Taluk Hospital, Iritty S M Hospital, Iritty Thalassery Blood Donors Wing Kannur Sara Memorial Blood Bank Thalassery Co-operative Hospital Pariyaram Medical College General Hospital Thalassery Mahatma Gandhi College, affiliated to Kannur University,Affiliated to NAAC with'A' grade Amala School of Nursing, affiliated with Indian Nursing Council Don Bosco College, Angadikadavu, a self-financing college affiliated to Kannur University EMS Memorial College of Applied Science, Iritty Majlisu Nashathi Sunniyya, Uliyil Sree Narayana Guru College of Arts and Science, Iritty De Paul College, Kannur University Ideal Arabic College, Uliyil, affiliated to kannur university Pushparam ITI, Iritty MG ITI under Iritty Educational Society, Keezhur Kunnu, Iritty Chaithanya Institute of Engineering, Nerampoku Road, Iritty Nikhil School of Nur