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Manikkadavu is a village in Kannur district, Kerala, India. It is situated among the foothills of Western Ghats, and bordering the Coorge range of Karnataka evergreen forests. As its crown there lies ‘Kurisu Mala’ (mount/hill of the cross) forest in the west beyond which it is Paadan Kavala and other tourism points of Kanjirakolly.
Behind Name

The name Manikkadavu is also spelt “Manikkadave” or “Manikadavu”. The myth about the name is related to the story of a “durmurthi” (evil spirit or demon) called “Manikkadachokkaali most feared by the aborigines, the Karimpalas. Read More

Early history

Manikkadavu and the adjacent villages, before the independence of India, were private forest owned by a land lord family of Nayanar caste called “Karaykkattu Idam”. They were the subjects of Chiraykal Rajas who retained power as Read More

Recent history

The present Aattukaran inherited the title from his father. Every night he kindles the light calling God: ‘Iswari Mathave’ (Goddess Mother). The first Aattukaran got the title from the Nayanar family of ‘Karaykkattu Idam’ (the family of Read More

Modern history

The Second World War period witnessed an unprecedented exodus of farmers from Central Travancore to the remote hill areas of Malabar. A section of them, mostly Christians from different parishes of Travancore, came to Manikkadavu in Read More

There you'll find the place I love most in the world. The place where I grew thin from dreaming. My village, rising from the plain. Shaded with trees and leaves like a piggy bank filled with memories. You'll see why a person would want to live there forever. Dawn, morning, mid-day, night: all the same, except for the changes in the air. The air changes the color of things there. And life whirs by as quiet as a murmur...the pure murmuring of life.”

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A beautiful village in Kerala

Manikkadavu is a village in Kannur district, Kerala, India. It is situated among the foothills of Western Ghats, and bordering the Coorge range of Karnataka evergreen forests. As its crown there lies ‘Kurisu Mala’ (mount/hill of the cross) forest in the west beyond which it is Paadan Kavala and other tourism points of Kanjirakolly.
Human habitation in Manikkadavu tracea back thousands of years. The Hindus, Muslims and Christians there live in amity.

  • KM distance from Kannur

    Kannur is district headquarters.

  • KM DISTANCE FROM IRITTY

    Taluk headquarters at Iritty

  • 34 KM DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT

    Village Near to Kannur International Airport

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