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Karipur (also spelt Karippur) is a locality in the Kondotty taluk of the Malappuram district of Kerala, south India, 25 km (16 mi) from the city of Malappuram. It is best known as the site of Calicut International Airport, serving travellers of the north Kerala region. Other than that, it is a small hamlet that comes under the Pallikkal gram panchayat.
Karippur village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Some of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.
Karippur village connects to other parts of India through Kondotty town on the west and Nilambur town on the east. National highway No.66 passes through Pulikkal and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No.28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. Calicut airport is situated in this village. The nearest major railway station is at Feroke.
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