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Pattambi is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Palakkad District
 • Body Pattambi Municipality
 • Total 15.84 km2 (6.12 sq mi)
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 28,632
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 679 303
Telephone code 91466
Vehicle registration KL-52
Sex ratio 0.96 /
Literacy 83%
Lok Sabha constituency Palakkad

Pattambi is a big town and Municipality at the western end of the Palakkad district of the state of Kerala, South India.[1] It is also the headquarters of the Taluk of the same name. Situated on the banks of the Bharathappuzha river (also called the Nila or Perar), it has a rich cultural heritage and has played host to many historic events. Once under Nedunganad Samanthas of Chera Kings. Later on Samoothiri Raja (Zamorin of Calicut) annexed this place to his country and kept under the control of Eralpad Raja, the second Raja of Calicut.

It is a junction that connects roads from Ottapalam, Perumbilavu and Perinthalmanna. Malayalam is official language. Hindi and Tamil are in use among the migrants from other states.

The first major railway line in Kerala (exceeding 100 km) was the 105-km Pattambi-Podanur stretch started on April 14, 1862.[2]


  • Demographics 1
  • Geography 2
  • Etymology 3
  • Politics 4
  • Taluk 5
  • Places of Interest 6
    • Kaithali Sree Mahadeva Temple 6.1
  • References 7


As of 2011 census of India total population of Pattambi Village Panchayat is 28,632.[3]

  • 14,049 males (49%); 14,583 females (51%).
  • No of Households: 5,897
  • Scheduled Caste population: 3,471 (12%)
  • Scheduled Tribe population: 37 (0% ).
  • In the age group 0–6 years: 3,534 (Males: 1,837, Females: 1,697)
  • Literacy: 83% (23,888 literates and 4,744 illiterates)
  • Of the total population 8,561 (30%) are employed. It includes 1,657 people with irregular employment.


Pattambi Municipality shares its boundaries with [4]

  • North: Koppam Panchayat and Muthuthala Panchayat.
  • South: Bharathapuzha River and Ongallur Panchayat.
  • East: Ongallur Panchayat.
  • West: Muthuthala Panchayat.

Municipality is of 15.84 km2 in area and is geographically classified as midland. Main water source is Bharathappuzha river is lines 4 km of southern border of the Municipality. In addition to this there are 16 small ponds to meet the local water needs. Agricultural activities are supplied by Kizhayur Lift Irrigation Project.


Old name of the region was Nethirimangalam. The name “Pattambi” is believed to be derived from “Batta Nambi” – a local legend who lived in the area.


Pattambi assembly constituency is part of Palakkad (Lok Sabha constituency)M. B. Rajesh represents Pattambi in Lok Sabha and C.P Mohammed MLA(INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS ) [5] represents Pattambi in Kerala State Legislative Assembly

Sitting and previous MLAs from Pattambi Assembly Constituency
Year Winner Party Runner Up Party
1957 Gopalan Erasseri Patinharethil CPI Padamanabha Menon K. P. INC
1960 E. M. Sankaran Namboodiripad CPI A. Raghavan Nair INC
1965 E. M. Sankaran Namboodiripad CPM K.P. Thangal CPI
1967 E. M. Sankaran Namboodiripad CPM K.G.Menon INC
1970 E. M. Sankaran Namboodiripad CPM E. R. Gopalan INC
1977 E. P. Gopalan CPI Devaki Warrier CPM
1980 M. P. Gangadharan INC E. P. Gopalan CPI
1982 K. E. Ismayil CPI P. K. Gopalakrishnan INC
1987 Leela Damodara Menon INC K. E. Ismayil CPI
1991 K.E. Ismail CPI Leela Damodara Menon INC
1996 K.E.Ismail CPI M.I.Shanavas INC
2001 C.P.Mohammed INC K.E.Ismail CPI
2006 C.P.Mohammed INC K.E.Ismail CPI
2011 C.P.Mohammed INC K.P.Suresh Raj CPI



The declaration of Pattambi as the headquarters of a new Taluk under the same name was made by Shri.Oommen Chandy in 2013. This milestone was famously described as one of the unfulfilled dreams of the first Chief Minister of the State E.M.S. Namboodiripad. The new taluk was formed by including the grama panchayats of Chalissery, Nagilassery, Thrithala, Kappur, Pattithara, Thirumittacode, Anakkara and Paruthur of the Thrithala Assembly constituency and Thiruvegappura, Vilayoor, Koppam, Ongallor, Kulukkalloor,Muthuthala, Vallappuzha and Nellaya grama panchayats and Pattambi Municipality of the Pattambi Assembly constituency.

Places of Interest

Kaithali Sree Mahadeva Temple

The temple, carved out in a single mammoth rectangular granite stone, has puzzled experts as the topography has no granite rocks.[7] It is believed to have been built in the 8th century AD during the second Chera dynasty. Traces of Pallava style of architecture can be seen on the semi-finished sanctum sanctorum. Its upper segment was added later to shield the stone temple. The Lord Narasimhamoorthy temple situated in the temple complex is an example for the usage of the architectural concepts of the Pallava period in a Kerala temple. The ‘Namaskara Mandapam’ in front of the Sanctum of Lord Mahadeva is another marvel though distant from the Pallava Architecture. Appreciating the need to preserve the complex, the Archaeological Survey of India took over this temple a few decades ago. Nevertheless, day-to-day activities


  1. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory". Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Railways cross a milestone". Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Details of Pattambi". GOI. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pattambi". IKM. 
  5. ^ "KERALA LEGISLATURE - MEMBERS". Information System Section, Kerala Legislative Assembly. 
  6. ^ "Sitting and previous MLAs from Pattambi Assembly Constituency". Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Art, piety from one stone". G. Prabhakaran. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
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