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Coordinates: 12°02′N 75°28′E / 12.04°N 75.46°E / 12.04; 75.46Coordinates: 12°02′N 75°28′E / 12.04°N 75.46°E / 12.04; 75.46
Country India
 • Total32,353
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Arimbra Subrahmanya Temple
Perumacheri AUP School, Kolacherry, Mayyil

Mayyil is a Grama Panchayat in Kannur District of Kerala State, established in 1962 by merging the villages of Kayaralam, Mayyil and Kandakkai. It belongs to Irikkur block and Taliparamba assembly constituency.

Educational institutions[edit]

  • IMNS GHSS, Mayyil
  • MAYYIL ALP School,Mayyil
  • Institute of Technology,Mayyil
  • ITM Arts & Science College, Mayyil
  • Kayaralam AUP School
  • Kayaralam North ALP School
  • ITM Public School, Mayyil
  • Mayyil Teacher Training Institute, Mayyil
  • Mullakkodi AUP School, Arimbra, Mullakkodi
  • Mullakkodi LP School, Mullakkodi
  • Kandakkai K V A L P school,Kandakkai
  • Kandakai LP School, Kandakai
  • Thayampoyil ALP School, Thayampoyi
  • Perumachery AUP school, Perumachery
  • Pavannur ALP School, Pavannur
  • Peruvangoor ALP School, Peruvangoor
  • Spangle Academy,Professional Training, Kambil


  • Velam maha ganapathi temple
  • Chekiyattu sree darmashata temple
  • Chekiyattu sree maha vishnu temple
  • Nechikottu kavu,Kayaralam
  • Chalagottu kavu,Kandakkai
  • Arimbra Subhramanya Temple
  • Sree Puthiya Bhagavathi Kaavu, Kaavinmoola
  • Kandanaar Poyil Sree Muchilott Bhagavathi Kshethram, Cherupazhassi
  • Kadoor Sree Ganapathi Shethram,Kadoor
  • Udayam kottam shiva kshethram,kadoor ambalam
  • Nambram Sree Muchilott Bhagavathi Kshethram, Naniyoor Nambram
  • Kandakkai Kunnummal Muthappan Madappura
  • Karonnan Kottam,Kayaralam
  • Thalakkott Muchilott Kavu


The national highway passes through Puthiyatheru (15km West), Dharmasala (11Km North West),Thalipparamba (13Km North) Away from Mayyil Town .Goa 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 Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Mattanur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries. Newly inaugurated Kannur International Airport (Mattannur) is 22 kms away from Mayyil, and the proposed 4 line airport road from Payyannur to Mattannur passes through Mayyil.

Mayyil is surrounded by around half of its boundary by Valapattanam river. Beautiful River banks and Islands are seeking tourists.

More Facts On Google Earth, Mayyil looks just like any other village in North Malabar: lush, green and dotted with rivulets, hillocks and small shops. On the ground, this looks a lot different, especially when you start reading the signs. Almost every road in this grama panchayat in Kerala’s Kannur district leads to or ends with a library. The panchayat, which has a population of a little over 30,000 people in 33.08 sq km with a literacy rate of a a97.93 per cent, boasts 34 functioning libraries, arguably the highest for a local body in the country.

“Libraries are a way of life for us here. Every library competes with each other to organise literary events, social gatherings and political meets in order to make the people more progressive, culturally sensitive and secular,” says U Janardhanan, a retired government employee, sitting inside the modest librarian’s room at the public library in Mayyil’s Velam, a beautiful village also famous for its ancient Sri Maha Ganapati Temple.

Nearby villages[edit]

  • Kuttiattoor,12,794 people
  • Kayaralam. 16,208 people
  • Kolacherry. 15,844 people
  • Local places In Mayyil
  • Kandakkai
  • Pavannur Motta
  • Kadoor
  • Orappady
  • Kottayad
  • Chekkikkadavu
  • Palathumkara
  • Perumachery
  • Kottappoyil
  • Peruvangoor
  • Arakkavu
  • Mullakkodi
  • Arimbra
  • Poyyur
  • Etteyar
  • Therlai
  • Koralai
  • Naniyoor Nambram
  • Iruvappuzha Nambram
  • Valliyottu
  • Arayidath chira
  • Chattukappara
  • Velam


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