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Mangroves at Vellikkeel
Mangroves at Vellikkeel
Morazha is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Morazha is located in India
Morazha (India)
Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349
Country India
 • TypePanchayati raj (India)
 • BodyGram panchayat
 • Total4,389
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0497278****
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-13, KL-59
Sex ratio1073 /
Lok Sabha constituencyKasaragode
Vidhan Sabha constituencyTaliparamba
Civic agencyVillage

Morazha is a village of Anthoor Municipality in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. Before formation of Anthoor Municipality this village was part of Thaliparamba Municipality. Though part of a Municipal Town, Morazha remains like a village.

The landscape of Morazha village comprises paddy fields and hilltop areas. This village have five major portions viz. Morazha Central,Vellikkeel, Panneri, Kanool and Punnakkulangara. While being part of a Municipal Town, the people of this village solely depends the towns in Cherukunnu and Kannapuram for their routine needs. Most of the people are employed at said towns.[1]


Morazha is located at 11°59′13″N 75°20′56″E / 11.987°N 75.349°E / 11.987; 75.349.[2] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet).


According to the 2001 India census,[3] Morazha had a population of 4, 389.


Morazha Incident[edit]

The KPCC gave a call to the people of Malabar to observe 15 September 1940 as Anti-Imperialist Day. The action was disapproved by the Congress High Command, but there were meetings and demonstrations all over in North Malabar area on this day. Morazha was the centre of this agitation. There were violent clashes between the people and the police at several places and lathicharge and firing were resorted to by the police to meet the situation. Two young men were killed in a clash between a mob and a police party at Morazha. The young men were two police officers Sub-Inspector K.M Kuttikrishna Menon and Constable Raman. In connection with this incident, K.P.R. Gopalan, a prominent communist, was arrested on a charge of murder and later sentenced to death. But, owing to the intervention of several top-ranking political leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, the death penalty was not carried out. The Quit India Movement of August 1942 also had its echoes here in Morazha. A socialist group among the Congress workers under Dr. K.B. Menon, provided leadership to the movement [4]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

Morazha is famous for:

  • Sree Vaneeswari Temple,
  • Ozhakrome Temple,
  • Edappara Temple
  • CH Kanaran Smaraka Vayana Sala
  • Panneri Kavu
  • Kairali vaayanasala,vellikkeel
  • Vellikkeel river
  • Vellikkeel cultural center
  • Karshaka vayanashala & granthalayam, Paliyathuvalappu
  • Athikulangara Temple, Paliyathuvalappu
  • Panthottam Siva Temple
  • Edakkeppravan Muthappan Temple


  • Kannur University
  • Morazha Co-op Arts college
  • Morazha A.U.P. School
  • Morazha Central UP School
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Morazha
  • Morazha UP School
  • Kanool LP school (vellikkeel)
  • Gem International School


  • Vismaya Park
  • Parassinikadav
  • Snake Park
  • Vellikkeel Eco-tourism


The national highway passes through Dharmashala junction. 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 connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway stations are Kannapuram and Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.


  1. ^ " : Villages of Kannur District". Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pappinisseri
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ [1]

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