is a city and a municipality
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in Kozhikode district
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in North Malabar
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region of the India
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or Keralam is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. It was created on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam speaking regions....
. This town is between Calicut and Badagara(Vatakara ) and is on NH 17. It can be identified with Tyndis in Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
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. The freedom fighter K. Kelappan
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was born in a near-by village, Muchukunnu.
Koyilandy is located at 11.43°N 75.70°E. It has an average elevation of 2 m (6.6 ft).
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, Quilandy had a population of 68,970. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Quilandy has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 80%. In Quilandy, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Koyilandy hookahs, traditional smoking pipes, of Calicut made in Koyilandy were famous across North India
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. Prepared by Moosari, a coppersmith
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, these Hookah
A hookah A hookah(Gujarati હૂકાહ) A hookah(Gujarati હૂકાહ) (Hindustani: हुक़्क़ा (Devanagari, (Nastaleeq) huqqah) also known as a waterpipe or narghile, is a single or multi-stemmed (often glass-based) instrument for smoking in which the smoke is cooled by water. The tobacco smoked is referred to...
s were once considered a pride of Koyilandy. However it is not so any more. But in Gulf countries, Koyilandy hookahs are still very popular as "Malabar Hookah".
The craft owes it origin to a group of Yemeni merchants who had taken up residence at Koyilandy about 500 years ago. They commissioned the local craftsmen to make hookah, an object of oriental culture. Made by local craftsmen, the Hookah impressed Yemeni traders and soon came to be known as Koyilandy Hookah.Besides being ornately designed with attractive motifs, the Koyilandy Hookahs have coconut shell as the water holder. Even today, these hookahs are exported to gulf countries.
- Railway Station- Quilandi Railway station, established in 1901
- Nearest Airport- Calicut Airport, approx. 50 km away.
- Road- It is well connected by road as the National Highway 17 passes through the town.
Places of interest
- Parappalli Beach
- Thoovappara Beach
- Palakkulam beach
- urupuniya kavu temple
- Mudadi vishnu temple
- Pisharikavu Temple
- naduvathur siva temple
- kollam chira
- poilkave sree durga devi temple
- Panthalayini Sri Aghora Shiva Temple
- Kothamangalam Sri Vishnu Temple
- Amrita School Peruvatoor
- Bhavans Koyilandy
- CKG Memorial High School
- panthalayani U.P school
- kollam U.P School
- Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Koyilandy
- Melur Lower Primary School, Melur, Chengottukave
- Govt. Girls HSS, Koyilandy
- Poyilkave High School, Poyilkave
- Higher Secondary School, Thiruvangoor
- Govt moppla higher secondery school Koyilandi
- Kothamangalam south LP school koyilandy
- Kavumvattom UP School
- Sri Sathya Sai Vidyapeeth Sri Sailam, Nandi
- Kannoth U.P.School,Keezariyur,Koyilandi
- Anthata up school
- SVASS Naduvathur
- Jaycee Montissoree School
- IHSS Kappad
- ICS Koyilandy
- Nambrathkara UP School
- MLPS Nateri
- Arikkulam UP School
- markaz public school(khalfan)koyilandy
- vidya sadanam model school, purakkad, Thikkodi
- S.A.R.B.T.M. Govt. College, Muchukunnu
- R.Sankar Memmorial SNDP Yogam Arts and Science College, Koyilandy
- Govt. ITI, Koyilandy
- lahiya arts and science college, Koyilandy
- Sanskrit university branch, Nambrathkara