Kelakam, India

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Entereing Kelakam Police statoin limit-board at Palchuram.jpg
Coordinates: 11°53′30″N 75°48′30″E / 11.89167°N 75.80833°E / 11.89167; 75.80833Coordinates: 11°53′30″N 75°48′30″E / 11.89167°N 75.80833°E / 11.89167; 75.80833
Country India
 • TypeLocal Self Government
 • BodyKelakam Grama Panchayath
 • Total77.92 km2 (30.09 sq mi)
 • Total15,787
 • Density203/km2 (530/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0490
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-13,KL-58,KL-78
Nearest cityThalassery
Sex ratio975 /
Lok Sabha constituencyKannur
ClimateMild Climate (Köppen)

Kelakam is a town in the Kannur district of Kerala, India.

Kelakam Bus Station


It is a small town located in hilly regions of the western slope of western ghats. The Bavali River runs through the town, and the Kottiyoor Vadakkeshwaram Temple is seven kilometers away. It is situated near Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary which is ten kilometers away.


Kelakam got its name from words "kela" "kam" meaning resting place of "bullock" referring to resting place of the bullock of Lord Shiva. It is in the Christian migration belt but different religious groups live harmoniously. The town is known for its hill produce including pepper, rubber, tapioca, and coconut. The land around Kelakam is fertile and is preferred for farming. The town is a centre for textiles and jewelry shops.[1]


Kelakam town, fast growing, beautiful, serene place in the Kannur district of Kerala. The people are very friendly and peacefully co-existing for about 60–70 years, the time when it started to grow due to the migration of people from the Travancore (South) side of Kerala. It is a centre of Hill-produce, Textiles shops and Jewellery shops. Not many places will be there in Kerala where there are so much Christian churches of various denominations. Long back Father Vadakkan observed fasting for farmers in Kelakam.


Malabar Hill highway passes through Kelakam.The national highway passes through Kannur town. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Thalassery on Mangalore-Palakkad line. The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport which is 40 kilometers away from Kelakam.

Educational institutions[edit]

St.Thomas Higher Secondary school
Little flower English high School
MGM(Mar Gregorio's Memorial) high school
St.Joseph's high school Adakathode
Manjalapuram UP school
Chettiyamparambu school
Providence L P School Velloonni
St. Mark L P School Chungakkunnu
Govt.U.P School Adakkathode
Govt.LP School Shantigiri

Religious places[edit]

St. Thomas Orthodox Salem Church Kelakam
San Jos Syro Malabar church kelakam (St.Joseph's church)
Sree Murchilakattu Maha Devi temple Kelakam
St. George Orthodox Valiyapalli kelakam
Little Flower Malankara Catholic Church Kelakam
Immanuel Marthoma Church Kelakam
St. Mary's & St.Thomas Jacobite Syrian Sunoro Church Kelakam
St. Joseph's church Adakkathode
St. George Malankara catholic church Adakkathode
Sree Palliyara mahadevi temple Adakkathode
St. Mary's Orthodox Church ][Chettiyamparamba]]
St. John the Baptist's Church Chettiyamparamba
Providence church velloonny
St.Antony's Church Manjalampuram
Fathima Matha Forane church Chungakkunnu


  1. ^ "Cashew growers’ meet to begin at Kelakam on Sunday". 26 September 2008 – via