(Last Updated on : 18/05/2015)
Iritty is one of the major hill destinations in Kerala. Iritty in Kannur District
of Kerala projects is famous for its tourist attractions. This hilly destination is one of the beautiful hill side towns in the north Malabar of Kerala
Location of Iritty
Iritty is the hilly city and a taluk in Kannur District in the state of Kerala.
Economy of Iritty
The town is the main market place for the farmer communities in the surrounding regions. Iritty is one of the fast upcoming towns in Kerala having an enormous scope of development. Iritty is known as The Coorg
Valley in Kerala. Iritty is one of the fast upcoming towns in Kerala having an enormous scope of development.
Administration of Iritty
Iritty got municipal status when Government of Kerala, which has recently decided to upgrade Keezhur-Chavassery Grama Panchayat as Iritty Municipality along with formation of Kannur Municipal Corporation, 27 new other municipalities and 66 new grama panchyats.
Geography of Iritty
Iritty is located on the banks of Valapattanam River, which is originated from nearby Kodagu hills and Kottiyoor Mountains. Iritty is situated on the Thalassery- Coorg- Mysore highway. There are nearby smaller towns which are Mattannur, Peravoor, Keezhppally, Vallithode, Karikkottakary, Angadikadavu, Anappanthy, Edoor, Ulikkal, Keezhur Kunnu, Punnad, Charal and Chavassery. Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Iritty. Iritty is surrounded by hills. A river flowing through Iritty is more commonly known as Iritty River.
Tourism in Iritty
There is a steel girder bridge, built in 1933, over the river, which is one of the prime attractions of Iritty. There is a dam in the place Pazhassi for irrigation purpose named "Pazhassi Dam". It is almost 10 km from the town. The nearby areas are depending for their most of the shopping Iritty. Payam, Kondambra, Kolikkadavu, Keezhur, Ulickal, Vattiyamthode, Mattara, Kalanki, Manikadave, Manippara Perumpally, Nuchiyad, Vayathoor, Edoor, Peratta, Karikottakari, Angadikadave, Kootupuzha, Charal, Alathupramba, Thermala and Urathoor are the nearby small towns around. The beauty of Iritty lies together with the unique rivers, streams, green hills and valleys. The main Streams of Iritty river are by the three rivers such as Bavali river, Aralam river and Barapuzha(Veni river).