About Mavoor

Mavoor is a town in the district of Kozhikode in Kerala. The town is some 20 Kms from the city of Kozhikode. During ancient times, the grass used for building the houses used to be stored here. Hence, it was called as Pulparampu. Pul means grass in Malayalam and Parampu in Malayalam means field. Setting up of Grasim factory by Birla led to the development of the village which resulted in the setting up of schools, police station, transportation, hospitals, etc. Since the pollutants from the factory affected the Chaliyar River, it led to the closure of the factory in the year 2002.

About Mavoor

Geography of Mavoor

Mavoor is situated at 11o15’35”N and 75o56’55”E. The town is situated 20 Km to the east of city of Kozhikode beside Chaliyar River.

Climate of Mavoor

Tropical climate prevails in Mavoor and the town enjoys significant rainfall during most of the months. The town experiences summer during March to May. June to September is the rainy season during which South West Monsoon sets in. During June and July, the town suffers from floods. The climate of Mavoor is classified as Am by Koppen-Geiger. The annual average temperature is 27.4oC and the annual precipitation is 3093 mm. 

Administration of Mavoor

The city of Mavelikkara is administered by a Grama Panchayat for which elections are held once in five years. 

Culture of Mavoor

People belonging to different religion live in harmony in Mavoor. There are several temples, churches and mosques situated here. Till date, there are no incidents of communal problem was reported here. 

Tourism in Mavoor

Some of the tourist attractions in Mavoor are Mavoor Juma Masjid, Kalpally Juma Masjid, Sree Narasimha Moorthy Temple, Little Flower Church, Valiya Juma Masjid, Christ the King Church, Mavoor Public Library, Water Boating Park at Chaliyar River, etc. The town also serves as base to the following tourist centres:

Malabar

This scenic town is famous for its beaches. This calm and serene place is situated on Kerala’s northwestern side. This is a perfect place to spend your vacation with your family and friends. Some of the attractions of Malabar are Meenkunnu Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Marari Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Mopila Bay, Ezhimala Beach, Muzhapilangad Beach, etc. 

Kozhikode

It is otherwise called as Calicut and is of great historical importance. It is here that Vasco Da Gama first reached India in the year 1498. Even today, the tourists can find a small monument here which marks this event. Kozhikode comes with beautiful landscapes, pristine beaches, clear back waters, wildlife sanctuary, busy bazaar and warm people. Some of the must see attractions of Kozhikode are Krishna Menon Museum, Thikkoti Lighthouse, Pazhassiraja Museum, Manarchira Square, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Art Gallery, Kozhippara Falls, etc. 

Kappad Beach

This beach is situated near Calicut along the Konkan coast and it is the place where Vasco Da Gama landed in India in the year 1498 for the first time. A small stone monument is also found here which marks this historical event. Travellers can enjoy in the fishing villages located near the beach and can also enjoy the sea foods in the restaurants situated along the beach. Pookot Lake and Sri Mahaganapathi Temple are the must see attractions of the Kappad Beach. Kappad Beach is also ideal to indulge in water sports and for cruises. 

Malappuram

Yet another beautiful town situated near Mavoor is Malappuram. It is famous for Bharathapuzha River, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Angadipuram Temple, Kadampuzha Temple, Valiya Juma Masjid, Trikandiyur Temple, etc. Malappuram is also famous for its marine drive which attracts tourists from far and near. The city was also once the headquarters of British Army. 

Payyoli

This coastal village is ideal for picnic along the Malabar Coast. The beach comes with golden sand as well as shallow water. The Payyoli Beach is swimmer’s paradise. The travelers can also enjoy foods that are uniquely prepared in village style. The tourists can also go for catamaran rides in the sea. The beach also provides excellent views of sunset and sunrise. Apart from the mesmerizing Payyoli Beach, the tourists can also visit Kunhali Marakkar Museum which is situated 35 Kms away from Kozhikode.  

Services and Utilities in Mavoor

Setting up of Grasim Industries in Mavoor led to the development of the town. Let’s see here some of the public utility services available in Mavoor.

Panchayath Office in Mavoor

The following is the address of Mavoor Panchayath Office:

Mavoor Grama Panchayat
Mavoor
Kozhikode 673 661
Tel: 0495-2883133

Electricity Services in Mavoor

The Kerala State Electricity Board which functions from 1957 provides the electricity supply in Mavoor town. The address of Mavoor electricity office is:

Kerala State Electricity Board
Bus stand Building
Mavoor Kettangal Road
Mavoor
Kozhikode 673 661
Tel: 0495-2883220
Website: www.kseboard.in

Water Services in Mavoor

Water supply in Kerala is regulated by the Kerala Water Authority who also manages the sewage water. The head office is located at:

‘Jalbhavan’, 
Vellayambalam, 
Thiruvananthapuram 695 033 

The KWA was found in the year 1984 and it serves as an autonomous body of Kerala State Government. The official website of Kerala Water Authority is www.kwa.kerala.gov.in.  

Banking Services in Mavoor

Several private and public banks operate in Mavoor town. Let’s see here some of them.

Bank of India
Mavoor Road Branch
5/3410 E-1 Kairali C
Opp Mofussil Bus Stand
Mavoor
Calicut 673 004
Tel: 0495-2723869, 2725016
Email: MavoorRoad.Kerala@bankofindia.co.in 

Central Bank of India
17/401 Zam Zam Building
Mavoor Road, Puthiyara
Mavoor
Calicut 673 004
Tel: 0495-2723292
Fax: 0495-2724645
Email: cbimavoor@sify.com

Punjab National Bank
Main Road
Mavoor
Calicut 673 661
Tel: 0495-2883247

Syndicate Bank
P B No 58 Foura Building
Mavoor Road
Mavoor
Calicut 673 004
Tel: 0495-2724878, 2722278
Email: kl.4405kzkmavoor@syndicatebank.co.in 

Federal Bank Ltd
Ground Floor
Federal Towers
27/97G Mavoor Road
Arayidathpalam
Mavoor 
Calicut 673 016
Tel: 0495-2741975
Email: kkdb@federalbank.co.in 

Union Bank of India
Subadra Building, Nellikode Post Office
Mavoor Road
Pottammal, Mavoor
Calicut 673 016
Tel: 0495-2741583, 2998780
Email: cbsnellikode@unionbankofindia.com 

UCO Bank
Birla Kootam
Mavoor
Calicut 673 661
Tel: 0495-2483138

ICICI Bank
GKW Building
Pottammal Junction
Mavoor Road
Mavoor
Calicut 673 017
Tel: 0495-9287201375, 9995223530

IDBI Bank 
Oriental Building Koottoli
Mavoor Road
Mavoor
Calicut 673 016

The Kozhikode District Cooperative Bank Ltd
Ayisha Complex
Mavoor
Calicut 673 661
Tel: 0495-2883211

Postal and Courier Services in Mavoor

The address of Mavoor Sub Post Office is: 

Mavoor Sub Post Office
Mavoor
Calicut 673 661
Tel: 0495-2883130
Website: www.indiapostkerala.gov.in
 
Some of the courier services available in Mavoor are 

The Professional Couriers
Mavoor Road
Mavoor
Calicut 673 004
Tel: 0495-4015252, 9847184600 

Airwings Courier Express India Pvt Ltd
No E 13 Sharara Plaza 
Mavoor Road
Mavoor
Calicut 673 004
Tel: 9539559728

New World
Aryedathupalam
Mavoor Road
Calicut 673 004
Tel: 0495-2725651

DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd
No 17/1645 Anand Building
Pavamani Road
Puthiyara
Calicut 673 004
Website: www.dtdc.in

Telecom and Broadband Services in Mavoor

The address of the BSNL office in Mavoor is

BSNL Exchange
Mavoor Road
Koottuli
Kozhikode 673 016
Tel: 0495-2741000

Private telecom companies also operate in Mavoor.

How to Reach Mavoor

Mavoor is well connected by road with other major cities of the Kerala state. KSRTC buses and private buses operate regular services here. The nearest railway station is Kunnamangalam which is some 8 Kms away from Mavoor. The major railway junction in proximity to Mavoor is Kozhikode railway station which is situated at 20 Kms away from Mavoor. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport which is situated at 16 Kms away from Mavoor. 

Quick Facts about Mavoor

Government - Panchayath Office
Population as per the 2001 census - 27,843
Time zone - IST
Postal Index Number - 673 661
STD Code - 0495
Official Languages - Malayalam & English

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