About Kalliasseri

Kalliasseri is a small town in the Kannur district of Kerala. Though small, this town ranks quite high on the Human Development Index. It has a fairly high sex ratio and a literacy rate as high as 85%. You can reach this town via NH 17. Sixty per cent of the town comes under coastal plane.

About Kalliasseri

Quite a picturesque town, one can get the outstanding views of the green vegetation of coconut and paddy from the top most point, Kalapram Motta.

Administration in Kalliasseri

Believe it or not, this small town is the epicenter of all politics in the state of Kerala. The town is the home of two very important persons of the state K.P.R. Gopalan (a freedom fighter) and E. K. Nayanar (former Chief Minister of the state).

The town played a very important role in the freedom struggle of India. The Communist Party of India (CPI) draws its roots from this very town. Kalliasseri is also the home of Morazha incident which was one of the most popular events in the National Movement of Kerala.

You must have heard about the world following the People's Planning Campaign"(PPC) model of Kerala. Well, the PPC took birth in the town of Kalliasseri. A full – fledged seminar was organized on PPC by Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum in 1995.

Food in Kalliasseri

Authentic Keralite food is served here. Onam ‘sadya’ which has the famous dessert of ‘payasam’ is quite famous.

Industries in Kalliasseri

The major industries of Kalliasseri are handloom weaving and cloth industry. Since Kerala has large covers of forests, once can trace a lot of furniture shops as well. Cooperative Banking is also very popular.

Religious Institutions in Kalliasseri

The town supports a perfect blend of all major religions : Hindus, Muslims and Christians and thus has many temples, mosques and churches.

The famous ones are Sreekrishna Temple, Anchampeedika Juma Masjid, Manakulangara Bhagavathi Temple, Anchampeetika, Ozhakroth Temple and Hajimotta Masjid.

Banks in Kalliasseri

There are a few banks in Kalliasseri that assist in the flow of funds in the area. They are mentioned as below-

Pappinisseri Co-operative Rural Bank Ltd
Edapally - Panvel Hwy,
Kalliasseri, Kerala 670562
Tel : 0497 278 0138

The Madai Cooperative Rural Bank Limited
Head office Payangadi, PO Payangadi,
Kannur district
Kerala-670303.

How to Reach Kalliasseri?

Via Air: The nearest airport to reach Kalliasseri is Mangalore International Airport. It is some 3 hours far from this place. 

Via Rail: The Kannur Railway Station, formerly Cannanore Railway Station, is the nearest to Kalliasseri.

Via Road: Take a cab to Kannur from any place in India. Once you reach Kannur, you can ask any localite for Kalliasseri.

Quick Facts about Kannapuram

Police Station: Kannapuram
Post Office: 670562
Telephone Exchange: Mangattuparambu (0497)
Nearest Railway Station: Kannapuram
Language: Malayalam, English
Superintend of Police: +(91)-9447015605

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