Thiruvambady

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 destrict headquarters of Kozhikode.[1]

Thiruvambady
Town
Thiruvambady Bus Stand
Thiruvambady Bus Stand
Thiruvambady is located in Kerala
Thiruvambady
Thiruvambady
Location in Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Thiruvambady is located in India
Thiruvambady
Thiruvambady
Thiruvambady (India)
Coordinates: 11°21′39″N 76°00′32″E / 11.36083°N 76.00889°ECoordinates: 11°21′39″N 76°00′32″E / 11.36083°N 76.00889°E
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKozhikode
TalukThamarassery
Block PanchayatKoduvally
Government
 • MP(Vacant) - Wayanad (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • MLAGeorge M Thomas - (Thiruvambady Assembly Constituency)
 • Panchayath PresidentP.T Augustine - 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%
Websitewww.thiruvambady.com
ThiruvambadyTown
Thiruvambady town

Geography

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

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 current MP is M. I. Shanavas.

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

Transportation

Thiruvambady is well connected by road to nearby places.

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.

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

The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, 43 kilometres (27 mi) distant.[2] There are plans to establish a new Thiruvambady International Airport, on Thiruvambady Rubber Estate, for the city of Calicut; and discussions continue.

Notable people from Thiruvambady

References

  1. ^ "Thiruvambady". Routes & Locations. Keralatourism.org. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kozhikode/CM%E2%80%99s-support-sought-for-Thiruvambady-airport/article17090010.ece
Alphonsa College Thiruvambady

Alphonsa College Thiruvambady (ACT), is a college in Thiruvambady, Kozhikode District, Kerala state, offering graduation courses in arts and science. It is managed by The Educational Trust of the Diocese of Thamarassery. It is a Christian minority institution affiliated to the University of Calicut established in 2014.

Courses offered include B.Com Computer Application, B.Com Finance, Bsc Psychology, BA English, and BBA.

Facilities on campus include hostel facilities, a canteen, and audio-visual room, an arts & sports club, a library & information centre, soft skills training, and a Nature & Green Club.

The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, and the nearest railway station is Kozhikode railway station. Is is situated near Thiruvambady Town, and 35 km from Calicut city. From Thiruvambady it is 2 km on Koodaranhi Road near by Chavalappara Junction. Buses are frequently passing to the Town.

Aripara Falls

Aripara Falls (alternate spelling: Arippara Falls) is a tourist spot in Anakkampoyil near Thiruvambady Town in Kozhikode district, Kerala. It is located on the Thiruvambady - Anakkampoyil route, 15 km from Thiruvambadi. The waterfall is a tributary of Iruvanjippuzha. There is a proposal for implementing a hydro power project on the Aripara waterfall.

Hill Highway (Kerala)

The Hill Highway or Malayora Highway or State Highway 59 (SH-59) is the longest state highway in Kerala. The proposed highway extends from Nandarapadvu in Kasaragod district to Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram district, will have a length of 1332.16 km. The expected outlay for the project is Rs.1,500 crore.The proposed highway would pass through areas including Bandadka, Malom, Chittarikkal, Cherupuzha, Alakode, Payyavoor, Ulikkal, Mananthavady, Kalpetta, Thiruvambady, Edakkara, Palakkad, Pattikkad, Neriamangalam, Kattappana, Mundakayam, Erumely, Ranni, Konni, Pathanapuram, Punalur, Anchal, Kulathupuzha, Madathara, Palode and Vithura.This highway will pass through 13 out of the 14 districts of Kerala state. Alappuzha is not connected by this highway as that district is not part of the hilly ranges of Kerala. Between Kannur and Malappuram districts, this highway will have two parallel routes, one through Wayanad district and another through Kozhikode district.Development of hill highway in Kerala is proposed in two phases. First phase involved selection of most feasible route between Kasargode and Palakkad Districts. The National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) has already undertaken detailed investigation and finalised the alignment for Phase I of Hill Highway. Implementation of the same is in progress in the northern region of Kerala. In the second stage possible alternative routes for developing into Hill Highway between Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram Districts are identified. Field studies and environmental screening of the project were completed and NATPAC submitted the report to Government on 21-05-2009. Government have approved the alignment on 6-7-2009 and issued Government order vide GO (MS) No.44/2009/PWD dated 6-7-2009.

It is also called as "Kerala's Spice route"

Infant Jesus School, Thiruvambady

Infant Jesus English Medium School is an unaided school located at Thiruvambady, 35 km from Kozhikode city in Kerala, India. It is abbreviated as IJEMS Thiruvambady. It is managed by CMC Convent Sisters in Thiruvambady. It is a Christian minority institution using the Kerala state syllabus (English Medium) started in 1994. It is located in the heart of Thiruvambady town.

Students from Thiruvambady, Koodaranji, Pulloorampara, Punnackal, Mukkam, Thamarassery, Kodencheri, Omassery and nearby places mainly study in the school. The strength of the school is 900 students and 50 teachers. In each class there are two divisions. Sr. Soona was the former headmistress of the school. The CMC Convent sisters started Lisuex Rani Nursery School (Malayalam Medium) on 1973. English Medium Nursery was started on 1992. In 1995, Infant Jesus School got approval of government to upgrade to a high school. From 1998 the school got 100% pass percentage in SSLC Examinations.

The school is cautious in cultivating academic, social and cultural excellence on the foundation on Christian values .It has always strived to keep secular nature. 'Student of the Year' trophy is awarded every academic year, Sajin George of 2014-15 batch has won the 2015 title.

Iruvanjippuzha

Iruvazhanjippuzha, or Iruvanjipuzha, is a major tributary of River Chaliyar and joining to Chaliyar at Koolimadu near Cheruvadi. Its major tributary is Chalippuzha, which joins with it about 3 km north of Thiruvambady town. Other tributaries are Muthappanpuzha (joining at Anakkampoyil), ulingappuzha (joining at Thiruvambadi) and Karamoola river (join at Mukkam). The famous Thusharagiri waterfall is in the Chalippuzha river.

The villages of Anakkampoyil, Thiruvambady, Mukkam, Kodiyathur, Chennamangallur and Cheruvadi are on the banks of this river.

Naadan Premam, a major romantic novel written by legendary writer S. K. Pottekkatt, is set in the backdrops of Iruvanjippuzha.

Kodencheri

Kodanchery is a town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India.Nearby towns include Thamarassery, Thiruvambady, Nellipoyil , Thusharagiri Falls. It is under Thiruvambady Assembly Constituency.

List of airports in Kerala state

Kerala state has 4 operational International airports as of 2018 and is the only Indian state having 4 international airports along with Tamil Nadu.

In 2016, the Government of Kerala sought sanction for its fifth international airport but not yet confirmed the exact location. The first airport was started in Quilon during the 1920s but ceased operation when an accident involving a training aircraft at the boundary of the aerodrome, resulted in the death of the pilot and the trainee.

Omassery

Omassery is a town in Kozhikode district, Kerala, India and it is a junction between Thiruvambady, Thamarassery, Mukkam, Koduvally, Kodencheri and Kattangal. Omassery is located 29 kilometers southeast of Kozhikode in the eastern part of Kerala; better known as Malabar (Northern Kerala). Omassery is a fast developing place and is well connected to the other parts of the state. Besides that, it is known as the gateway to the hill ranges of Western Ghats in Malabar.

Pulloorampara

Pullurampara, is a village situated near the town of Thiruvambady in the Calicut district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is approximately 42 km from Calicut and is in two panchayats, Thiruvambady and Kodencheri. Iruvanjippuzha river flows through Pullurampara. The two main junctions in Pullurampara are Pallippadi and Pullurampara valiyangaadi. St. Alphonsa Playground is the main Park. St. Joseph's Church is located in Pallippadi.

Sacred Heart Forane Church, Thiruvambady

Sacred Heart Forane Church (Malayalam: സേക്രഡ് ഹാർട്ട് ഫൊറോന പള്ളി തിരുവമ്പാടി) is a Syro-Malabar Roman Catholic church situated in Thiruvambady, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. It is under Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Thamarassery and Archdiocese of Thalassery. The church was established in the year 1944. There are more than 1000 families in this forane and about 5000 members, which is one of the largest church in Diocese. It is also one of the 11 forane in the Diocese of Thamarassery, constituting 14 parishes. The forane now have 14 wards and 60 units. The feast of the church is celebrated on the first Saturday of February every year. The church is abbreviated as 'SH Church Thiruvambady'. Organisations such as Vincent de Paul society, AKCC, KCYM, Mission League, Jesus Youth, are also well active in the church.

Sacred Heart HSS Thiruvambady

Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School Thiruvambady (SHHSS) is located in Thiruvambady, India, 35 km from Kozhikode city. It is managed by the Sacred Heart Forane Church Thiruvambady under the Diocese of Thamarassery. It is a Christian minority institution using the Kerala state syllabus.

It is located in the heart of Thiruvampady town. It teaches grades 1st to 10th in the Malayalam language. In higher secondary school Science, Humanities, Commerce and Economics courses are available.

The Sacred Heart UP School was established in 1947 and high school was established in 1955. In 2000 a higher secondary batch was established. 1500 students study in the school.

Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Thamarassery

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Thamarassery is an Eastern Catholic eparchy in India, under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. It was created on 28 April 1986. On Monday, 18 January 2010, the Synod of Bishops of the Syro-Malabar Church, meeting at Mt. St. Thomas (with the assent of the Holy See) appointed Mar Remigius Inchananiyil, secretary and chancellor of Thamarassery, and judge of the major archiepiscopal tribunal, as the new bishop. Mar Paul Chittilapilly is the bishop emeritus of the diocese. Mar Remigius Inchananiyil was consecrated on 8 April 2010.

The Syro-Malabar Church is governed by the Major Archbishop of Erankulam-Angamaly and the synod of all bishops of the sui iuris Church, both within and outside of India. There are several Syro-Malabar Ecclesiastical Provinces. They are as follows:

'Province of Eranakulam - Angamaly'

'Province of Changanassery'

'Province of Tellicherry'

'Province of Thrissur'

'Province of Kottayam'

'Syro-Malabar Mission Eparchiess outside Kerala'Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Thamarassery comes under the Province of Tellicherry. There are several famous churches under the Archeparchy of Thamarassery. The most prominent among them are St. Antony's Forane Church, Paroppadi and Sacred Heart Forane Church Thiruvambady.

Thamarassery

Thamarassery, formerly known as Thazhmalachery, is a major town and bishopric in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India, 30 km east of Kozhikode (Calicut) City and 29kms east of Koilandy. It lies on the Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore route (National Highway 212).

Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple

Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple in the city of Thrissur in Kerala, India. The main deities of this temple are Lord Krishna in the form of a child, and Goddess Bhadrakali, both having equal importance. There are sub-shrines for Lord Ganesha, Lord Sastha and Brahmarakshas, and there is a sub-temple for Lord Ganesha behind the temple. The temple is one of the two rival groups participating in the Thrissur Pooram, which is the biggest local festival in Kerala. Bhagavad Gita chanting makes the temple alive. Every day the Devaswom gives free lunch to people.

The dress code is a must with no modern dresses allowed.

The straight road opposite the temple leads to Poonkunnam Railway station and further up to Poonkunnam junction. The name of the parallel road in front is Shornur road, leading to Vadakunnatan temple on one side and Paturaikkal and then to Shornur on the other.

The temple was home to a famous elephant named Thiruvambadi Sivasundar. He died on 11 March 2018.

Thiruvambadi Thamban

Thiruvambadi Thamban is a 2012 Malayalam action film starring Jayaram and Haripriya in lead roles, directed by Padmakumar and written by S. Suresh Babu. It also marks the debut of kannada actor Kishore in Malayalam. It also has Nedumudi Venu, Samuthirakani and Jagathy Sreekumar in supporting roles.

Thiruvambady Convention Centre, Thrissur

Thiruvambady Convention Centre is located at Marar Road in Thrissur city of Kerala state. The convention centre was built by Thiruvambady Devaswom, that manages day-to-day administration and functions of Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Thrissur.The convention centre is spread across an area of 1.25 acres (5,100 m2) with a built-up area of 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) and has been divided into 2 blocks. The main block consists of a lobby, centralized air-conditioned auditorium named "Nandanam" which can seat more than 1100 people and a dining hall "Dwaraka" that can accommodate more than 500 people at a time. The second block named "Sreevalsam" annexed to convention centre has a mini hall, 22 living rooms, and cafeteria. This edifice also offers parking facility for around 140 cars within the compound.

Thiruvambady International Airport

Thiruvambady Airport is a proposed airport project near Thiruvambady, about 35 km (22 mi) from Kozhikode City in the state of Kerala in India. The State Government of Kerala has directed the district collectors of Kozhikode and Malappuram districts to conduct and submit a viability report of the project.The Calicut International Airport at Karipur, which currently serves the region cannot be expanded because it is located on a table top. Hence, the Airport Authority of India (AAI), which operates the airport has declined to resume wide-body aircraft operations leading to a reduction in revenues from passenger traffic and cargo transport. This led local Trade and Commerce organisations to seek out other alternatives to maintain the growth of aviation in the region. The AAI then recommended that the state government submit a proposal to AAI for a greenfield airport at Tiruvambadi. According to the Kozhikode-based Malabar Development Council (MDC), if the State Government is willing to clear the project, several investors are keen on investing in it.

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is an annual Hindu festival held in Kerala, India. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur every year on the Pooram (pronounced [puːɾam]) day - the day when the moon rises with the Pooram star in the Malayalam Calendar month of Medam. It is the largest and most famous of all poorams.

Vellarimala

Vellarimala Hills is a mountain range in Kerala, India, spread across Thiruvambady Panchayat in Kozhikode district and Meppadi Panchayat in Wayanad district.

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