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Pappinisseri is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
 • Body Panchayath
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 35,134
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670561, 670565, 670566
Telephone code 0497278
Vehicle registration KL-13
Sex ratio 1068 /

Pappinisseri is a census town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Culture and Geography 3
  • Moonnu Pettumma Palli 4
  • Aaron Church, Pappinisseri 5
  • Sree Vadeswaram Shiva Temple 6
    • Mankadavu Juma Masjid 6.1
  • Keecheri Paalottu Kavu 7
  • Visha Chikilsa Kendram 8
    • Baliapattam Tile Works 8.1
    • Western India Cottons 8.2
  • Administration 9
  • Education 10
  • Arts 11
  • Major towns and roads 12
    • Major Towns 12.1
    • Major Roads 12.2
  • Major Industries 13
  • Major Attractions 14
  • Transportation 15
    • By Air 15.1
    • By Train 15.2
    • By Bus 15.3
  • References 16
  • External links 17


Pappinisseri is located at .[2] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Pappinisseri had a population of 33,266. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Pappinisseri has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 80%. In Pappinisseri, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. A well stokked Snake Park housing rare species of snakes from India and a Hospital, The 'Visha chikitsa kendra' renowned for the treatment of snake bitten poison is situated in Pappinisseri.

Culture and Geography

Pappinisseri comprises two villages viz Pappinisseri and Aroli. Two major roads viz NH 17 and Kannur-Payyannur Highway goes through Pappinisseri. Though the Pappinisseri village provides spaces for the both of these major roads, Aroli is home for only NH 17. The Pappinisseri Panchayat can be described as situated on Kannur-Payyannur highway, near Valapattanam in Kannur district of North Malabar region in the Indian state of Kerala.

Major portion of Pappinisseri is surrounded by Baliapatam river which stretches from Mankkadav at the East to CRC at the West. Pappinisseri has many beautiful scnes of small islands and Hills. Pampuruthi is a very famous and beautiful islands in the Baliapatam river. Vadeswaram Hill popularly known as Kailasam of Kerala is famous for its scenic beauty. Pappinisseri shares borders with Kalliasseri to the north-east and Valapattanam to the south-west.

Pappinisseri is a rail head (Nearest Major Railway Station is Kannur). Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport. Kannur Airport is under construction near Mattannur.

Pappinisseri is famous for:

  • Moonnu Pettumma Palli
  • Sree Vadeswaram Shiva Temple,
  • Aaron Church,
  • Mankadavu Juma Masjid,
  • Keecheri Juma Masjid
  • Keecheri Paalottu Kavu,
  • Visha Chikilsa Kendram
  • Tile Works,
  • Cotton Factory
  • M.V. Raghavan

Moonnu Pettumma Palli

Moonnu Pettumma Palli (Mosque in the golden memory of the mother who gave birth to the three), popularly known as "Kattile Palli" (Mosque in the Jungle) is the most popular Mosque of North Malabar. The annual festival known as "Kattile Palli Nercha" is attended by people from all religions. This festival is one of the most important festival where the secularism of North Malabar is transparently visible. This Mosque is at Pappinisseri, around 8 km from Kannur, 14 km from Taliparamba and 24p;km from Payyannur.

Aaron Church, Pappinisseri

This church is on NH-17 at Pappinisseri. This is avery beautiful church one has to see. This Church around 9 km from Kannur, 13 km from Taliparamba and 25p;km from Payyannur.

Sree Vadeswaram Shiva Temple

This temple is situated at Aroli village in Pappinissery Panchayat. The temple is built on top of a hill which looks like a mountain and hence this temple is known as 'Sree Kailasam' of North Malabar. The temple is under Chirakkal Devaswom Board.

Mankadavu Juma Masjid

Mankadavu Juma Masjid is a very famous Mosque among North Malabar Muslim society. The Mosque is at Mankadavu on Aroli-Parassinikkadavu road, around 16 km from Kannur, 12 km and from Taliparamba.

Keecheri Paalottu Kavu

Keecheri Paalottu Kavuis a very famous Temple of Pappinisseri. Thousands of people from neighbouring villages also participates in the Annual Vishu Vilakkulsam of this Temple. This Temple is situated near Keecheri on NH-17, around 13 km from Kannur, 11 km and from Taliparamba.

Visha Chikilsa Kendram

Pappinisseri Visha Chikilsa Kendram situated near Panchayat on NH 17 is very famous for its versatile role in diagnosis and treatment for venom and poison threats to humans. This hospital was the first to accommodate Dialysis machine in North Malabar. It is heard that nowadays this hospital has started its own antevenom production unit. Sree Kumaran Vaidyar and Mr MV Raghavan took keen interest to set up this hospital which is of first in its kind in this region.

Baliapattam Tile Works

This an ancient Tile factory situated in Pappinisseri.

Western India Cottons

This an ancient Cotton factory situated in Pappinisseri.


  • District: Kannurകണ്ണൂര്‍ कण्णूर
  • Taluk/Tehsil: Kannur കണ്ണൂര്‍ कण्णूर
  • Block: Kannur
  • Assembly Constituency: Azhikode
  • Police Station: Valapattanam
  • Post Office: Pappinisseri-670561, Pappinisseri West-670565, Aroli-670566
  • Telephone Exchange: Pappinisseri (0497)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Pappinisseri.


Pappinisseri is famous for its excellent academic records. It has an average literacy rate of more than 90%. The Schools in this area often score excellent position in state level examinations including scholarship exams.

The important schools of Pappinisseri are:

  • Aroli Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Pappinisseri Panchayat Higher Secondary School
  • Aaron UP School
  • Aroli Central UP School


Pappinisseri 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

Major Towns

  • Pappinisseri Railway Town
  • Panchayat Town
  • Keecheri
  • keecheri junction
  • Aroli
  • Kattyam
  • Karikkinkulam
  • Kolathuvayal
  • Mankadavu
  • Kalloori
  • Chalil
  • Velapuram
  • Chungam
  • merali junction
  • Puthiya kavu

Major Roads

  • Pappnisseri-Pilathara Road
  • NH 17
  • Hajee Road
  • Aroli-Mankadavu-Parassinikkadavu Road
  • Kolathuvayal Road
  • Keecheri-Anchampeedika Road
  • keechery road
  • Pazhayangadi Road
  • Taliparamba Road
  • Kannur Road
  • Chittothidam Road
  • CRC Road
  • Market Road
  • Cottons Road
  • keecheri palotukavu 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

  • Mangroove theme park
  • keechery juma masjid
  • Visha Chikilsa Kendram
  • keecheri sree palotukave temple
  • Pampanthuruthi island
  • The long cave starts from Keecheri Hill and ends at Vadeswaram Pond
  • Scene of Valapattanam River

1. ** From Paalam 2. ** From Kalloori

  • Various hills
  • Kolathuvayal
  • keecheri hill
  • keechery thaava
  • Mankadavu JumaMasjid, Kadavu


By Air

  • The nearest Airports are Calicut International Airport to the south at an approximate distance of 125 km and Mangalore to the north at an approximate distance of 150 km. A new Airport viz. "Kannur International Airport" is under construction at Mattannur (മട്ടന്നൂര്‍) at an approximate distance of 33 km.

By Train

  • Nearest major Railway Station is Kannur and other nearest Railways Station is Pappinisseri and Valapattanam.
  • Two trains originating from Mangalore/Trivandrum and bound for Trivandrum/Mangalore,ernad and malabar express , stop at Valapattanam.
  • All passenger trains stop at Valapattanam and Pappinisseri.
  • All the trains runs through this line including New Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani Express, stop at Kannur.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

By Bus

  • From Kannur :
    • 1) Board any bus going to Pazhayangadi for Moonnu Pettumma Palli and Western Part of Pappinisseri
    • 2) Board any bus going to Taliparamba for Keecheri and Eastern Part of Pappinisseri
    • 3) Board any bus going to Parassinikkadavu via Mankadavu for Aroli village area.
    • 4) board any bus going anchampeedika for keecheri village area


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External links

  • Wiki Map - Pappinisseri
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