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Kannapuram is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
 • Body Panchayat (First Grade)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,568
 • Density 1,068/km2 (2,770/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670301 & 670331
Telephone code 497286
Vehicle registration KL-13
Nearest city Kannur - 12 km, Taliparamba - 14 km, Payyannur - 20 km and Cherukunnu - 2 km
Literacy 90.01%
Lok Sabha constituency Kasaragode
Civic agency Panchayat (First Grade)
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Kannapuram     is a census town in Kannur district of North Malabar region in the Indian state of Kerala.


  • Demographics 1
  • Geography 2
    • Chinaclay products 2.1
    • Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi Temple 2.2
  • Education 3
  • Arts 4
  • Major towns and roads 5
    • Major Towns 5.1
    • Major Roads 5.2
  • Major Industries 6
  • Major Attractions 7
  • Famous Personalities 8
  • Transport 9
    • Air 9.1
    • Train 9.2
    • Road 9.3
  • References 10
  • External links 11


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kannapuram had a population of 18,568. Males constitute 46% of the population and females 54%. Kannapuram has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 81%. In Kannapuram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. In fact, major part of the Kannapuram Panchayat is of Cherukunnu area and major part of Kannapuram area has given to Kalliassery Panchayat.. This has happened due to lack of organisational knowledge among then re-organisers.


Kannapuram is a tiny village tucked on Kannur-Payyannur highway, situated near in Kannur district of North Malabar region in the Indian state of Kerala. The village shares borders with Cherukunnu to the North, Kalliasseri to the south, Mattool to the west, Morazha village of Taliparamba Municipality and Pattuvam to the east.Kannapuram was within the princely state of Kolathu Nadu under British control till independence. The name Kannapuram originated from the presence of Sri Krishna Temple (Thrikkoth). Kannan= Sri Krishnan. Puram= land (indicating place of Sri Krishnan).Another version is that Kannapuram is the Land of Saint Kannua, who performed meditation in a cave near Sri Krishna Temple, Thrikkoth.

Chinaclay products

Kannapuram is famous for rich deposit of chinaclay. Mottammal at Kannapuram has the China Clay mining by the Govt of Kerala. However, there no factory in Kannapuram for manufacturing any products out of China Clay. The extracted soil (clay) is taken away as raw material for such manufacturing units located in other places, especially southern Kerala.

Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi Temple

Yearly Muchilot Bhagavathi is one of the most popular deity worshipped in North Kerala. Anustanangalum Samoohika Prasakthiyum'describes the importance of Muchilot Bhagavathi in the social formation of North Kerala. There is a practice for supplying food to thousands of devotees in connection with the Muchilot Bhagavathi. Another work 'Muchilot Bhagavathi' narrates the origin and establishment of Muchilot Kavu in different parts of Kannur and Kasaragod District. Highly decorative figure of Muchilot Bhagavathi attracts the minds of devotees and the men of esthetic sense. In Cherukunnu and Kannapuram yearly Muchilot bhagavathi Theyyam performed. But in several other Kavus [worshipping place] Muchilot Bhagavathi Theyyam performing in a gap of 12 to several years like one at Kayyur[near Nileshwar] in Jan 2008 after a term of 47 years. Perumkaliyattam at Muyyam near Taliparamba was a great experience to the devotees in the month of December 2007. Ramanthali [near Payyanur]also came into the fore in 2008 January as a result of the Muchilot Bhagavathi Perumkaliyattam.Varachuvaykkal and Kalavaraniraykkal are already over.


Kannapuram has an excellent academic record. It has an average literacy rate of more than 90%. The Schools in this area always score excellent position in state level examinations including scholarship exams. The important schools of Cherukunnu are:

  • Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Edakkepuram School
  • Keezhara UP School
  • Kannapura East LP School, Mottammal etc.


Kannapuram plays a vital role in nourishing the arts and culture of Kannur District as a whole. The students of this area always win many first place prizes and achieve A grades in State Youth Festivals.

Major towns and roads

The major towns and important roads of this villages are :

Major Towns

  • Kannpuram North End (Thara)
  • Chinaclay Town
  • Kannapuram Rly Town
  • Edakkepuram
  • Mottammal
  • Chunda
  • Keezhara
  • Punchavayal

Major Roads

  • Pappnisseri-Pilathara Road
  • Chinaclay Road
  • Moyon Road
  • Chunda Road
  • Keezhara Road
  • Punchavayal Road
  • Edakkepuram Central Road
  • Madakkara Road
  • Pazhayangadi Road
  • Taliparamba Road
  • Kannur Road
  • vellikeel road

Major Industries

The major industries are:

The majority of the people of this villages depend on the income from Gulf Countries as well as the varied local industries.

Major Attractions

  • Thaneerpara hills on Keezhara Road
  • Karakkunnu hills at Keezhara
  • Kayatteel Ferry.
  • Mottammal Hills
  • Prayangotu Siva's Temple
  • Puthiya Bhagavathi Kshethram, Chunda
  • Kuruva Kavu, Chunda
  • Sri Vettakkoru Makan Kshethram, Chunda
  • Kizhakke Kavu Kshethram, Kannapuram
  • Sree perumthottam neeliyaar Kottam, Mottammal
  • Theendakkara Vettaikkorumakan Kshethram
  • Eco tourism - vellikeel park
  • Keezhara koolom bagavathi kshethram, keezhara
  • Kavunkal thuruth, kayatteel-keezhara

Famous Personalities

  • M V Narayanan Nair : He was a well known Clay Port Designer. He made many varieties of clay items like Clay fridge, Clay port, etc..
  • P V Balakrishna Marar: Who is a retired A.E.O. has served as a teacher and Head master in Cherukunnu Govt. Higher Secondary School for more than 35 years.
  • Balan Nambiar: sculptor, painter and research scholar


Kannapuram is well connected to all parts of the District. The major transport facilities are:



  • Kannapuram has its own railway station, with stops for following trains.

16627 West Coast Exp, 16336 Gandhidham Exp, 16334 Veraval Express, 16338 Okha Express, 16649 Parasuram Exp, 16629 Malabar Exp, 16347 Mangalore Exp, 16345 Netravati Exp, 16348 Trivandrum Exp, 16650 Parasuram Exp, 16333 Vrl Tvc Express, 16335 Nagercoil Exp, 16337 Okha Ers Expres, 16859 Ms Mangalore Ex, 16630 Malabar Express, 16346 Netravathi Exp, 16628 West Coast Exp


  • 1) All the trains originating from Mangalore/Trivandrum and bound for Trivandrum/Mangalore respectively stop at both Kannapuram and Pazhayangadi Railway Stations.
  • 2) All passenger trains including Mangalore-Chennai Egmore Express stops at both stations.

The main railway station is Kannur which is 17 km from Kannapuram

  • 3) All the trains runs through this line including New Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani Express, stops at Kannur[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]


  • From Kannur: Board any bus going to Pazhayangadi
  • From Taliparamba : Board any bus going to Cherukunnu Thara
  • From Payyannur Board any bus going to Kannur via Pazhayangadi


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Kannur International Airport : Current Status of Kannur International Airport". Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b c "Railway Time Table No 26 : Gandhidham-Nagercoil" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Railway Time Table No 86 : Chennai-Mangalore" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  5. ^ a b c "Railway Time Table No 26-1 : Monsoon Timing Gandhidham-Nagercoil" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  6. ^ a b c "Railway Time Table No 26-1A : Monsoon Timing Nagercoil-Gandhidham" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  7. ^ a b "Railway Time Table No 26A : Nagercoil-Gandhidham" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Railway Time Table No 86A : Mangalore-Chennai" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Railway Time Table No 85 : Nagercoil-Mangalore" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Railway Time Table No 85A : Mangalore-Nagercoil" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-13. 

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