Location of Thamarassery
Thamarassery lies on the Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore route (National Highway 212). Thamarassery spreads across 56 square kilometres and belonged to the Kottayam kings during the pre-independent era. Thamarassery is a taluk and one of the suburbs in the Kozhikode district. The Thamarassery town is strategically placed as roads to four other busy nearby towns like Koyilandy, Kalpetta, Mukkam and Kozhikode converge from here, all around 30 km from Thamarassery.
Administration of Thamarassery
Thamarassery also houses Civil Courts, Office of the DYSP, Office of the Circle Inspector of Police, Rural district Treasury, BSNL divisional office, Office of the SDOT, Office of the Forest Range and KSEB Major Section Office.
Economy of Thamarassery
Thamarassery is an agricultural area with a large portion of its population being farmers. Coconut and Rubber are the major products. The first rubber estate of Kerala, now in the hands of AV Thomas and Co. is located here.
Education in Thamarassery
Alphonsa Senior Secondary School and Technical HSS Thamarassery situated here provide educational services to the population of the area along with the century old Karadi Government UP School and Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School, Korangad.
Culture of Thamarassery
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Thamarassery, Thamarassery Public Library founded in 1946, Mini Civil Station, The Mary Matha Cathedral Church and the New Bus Stand are some of the major landmarks of the town.
Tourism in Thamarassery
Many tourism hot spots are located around the town. Thusharagiri Falls is situated 20 km from the town. Apart from the National Highway, the Koyilandy - Nilambur State Highway also passes through here. Nearby places include Koduvally, Thiruvambady, Balussery, Kodencheri.
Thamarassery, formerly known as Thazhmalachery, is an historically important land that saw the fleeing of British, the great march of Tipu Sultan and a mass migration to the area in the past.
Thamarassery is well connected to its surrounding areas via road transport. Bus services to nearby towns like Kozhikode, Koyilandy, Adivaram, Sulthan Bathery, Mukkam are available regularly. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has a bus stand and depot at Thamarassery. All private buses operate from the New Bus Stand at Karadi nearby the KSRTC depot. Nearest airport, the Calicut International Airport is 56 km away, while the Kozhikode Railway Station is 30 km away.
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