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Census Town
Kallikkadavu Junction
Kallikkadavu Junction
Thikaripur is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Thikaripur is located in India
Thikaripur (India)
Coordinates: 12°08′35″N 75°10′34″E / 12.143°N 75.176°E / 12.143; 75.176Coordinates: 12°08′35″N 75°10′34″E / 12.143°N 75.176°E / 12.143; 75.176
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kasaragod
Talukas Hosdurg
 • Body Panchayat (Special Grade)
 • Total 27.3 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 41,201[1]
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 671310
Telephone code 046722*****
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-14, KL-60
Sex ratio 1109 /
Literacy 89.86%
Lok Sabha constituency Kasaragode
Vidhan Sabha constituency Trikaripur
Civic agency Panchayat (Special Grade)
Climate pleasant (Köppen)

Trikaripur or Elambachi is a village in Kasaragod District in the state of Kerala, India.


The 2001 Census of India determined that the population of Trikaripur had a population of 32,626.[2]


Trikaripur was part of the Mooshika Dynasty in ancient days.[when?] During the British Raj Trikarpur was administered under the Madras Presidency in Malabar District, it became part of Kerala with that state's formation on November 1, 1956.[citation needed]


Parasurama (one of Lord Vishnu's "avathar") during his journey to Kerala concentrated on the construction of temples, he constructed a city of towers and mansions decorated with gold and precious stones. He made a menagerie for elephants with arrangements for feeding and breeding, this place is known as "The sacred Village of elephant "(Thiru-Karipuram) and later on "Thrikkaripuram" (similar to Thrikkanamathilakam which was originally Thiru-Kana Mathilakam) which with the passage of time came to be known as the present day "Thrikaripur".

It was described by some senior citizen, called previously Sree Haripuram and later it became Trikarupur, it was not mentioned any where in history.


Trikaripur lies along the coast of Arabian Sea, at 12°09′N 75°09′E / 12.15°N 75.15°E / 12.15; 75.15[3] This Panchayat serves as the separating border for Kasaragod District and Kannur District.


Trikaripur is notable for its folk arts performances, including Kaliyattam (Theyyam), Poorakkali and Kolkali festivals.[citation needed]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

  • Idayilakkadu : As the name recites its a small island forest between the rivers which have lush greenery.
  • Valiyaparamba: 3 km west of Trikarpur separated from the mainland by back waters. One of the main tourist spots of the District, this is an island in the Arabian Sea. An ideal place for picnic also a fishing centre, this is the longest island in Kerala.
  • Kariangode River: Running through the hills and dales of Hosdurg Taluk. Immortalised as Tejaswini by great novelist Niranjana laps on its shore, the famous village of Kayyur - the cradle of agrarian revolutions where the farmers and farm workers staged a historic battle against feudalism and the British imperialism.
  • Uliyath Kadavu

Places of worship[edit]

  • Beericheri Juma Masjid
  • Valvakkad Juma Masjid
  • Masjid eeman Nadakkav, opp polytechnic
  • Kunnacheri Sree Poomala Bhagavathi Kshetram, Thankayam
  • Madathinkeezhil Sree Vairajaatha Kshethram, Thankayam
  • Manikkanal Sree Vishnumoorthi Kshetram Thankayam
  • MettamelSayyid Muhammed Moula Juma Masjid
  • Poroppad Badar masjid (historical)
  • Thaqwa Juma Masjid Vellap road trikarpur
  • Town Juma Masjid, Trikaripur
  • Vadakkumbad JUMA MASJID, vadakkumbad trikaripur
  • Kannankai JUMA MASJID
  • Thoufeeque Masjid, Pekkadam

Educational institutions[edit]

  • VPP Mohd Kunhi Patelar Smarka GVHSS Trikaripur
  • EK Nayanar memorial Govt. Polytechnic College
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Elambachi, South Trikaripur
  • Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School
  • Pookoya Thangal School, Kaikkottukadavu
  • Al Mujammu English Medium School, CBSE Approved, Vellap, Trikaripur,
  • Peace International School
  • College of Engineering Trikaripur[4]
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy
  • Ibnu Seena Special School and LKG, UKG, Udumbunthala
  • Olavara Sanketha GUP School, Olavara
  • izzathul islam english medium school Thankayam

Members of the village council[edit]

  • Aneesa, Sukumaran, Kunhambu, Prabhakaran, Liji, Thampan, Nalini, Kunhikrishnan, Vinod, Anitha, Lalitha, Sakkeena, Sharban, Kunhibava, Soudha, Fathima, Reetha, Fousiya, Sathar vadakkumbad and Ameer.[citation needed]


Local roads have access to NH.66 which connects to Mangalore in the north and Calicut in the south. The nearest major railway station is Trikaripur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.

See also[edit]


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