- Posted September 27, 2013 by
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Kuttiadi- Coconut capital of Kerala
Kuttiadi is a small town in the northern part of Kozhikode district in Kerala State, India. Twenty-nine km from Vadakara, Kuttiadi acknowledged the supremacy of the Kottayam Raja, whose fortified palace stands on a hill. It is situated in the north-east direction of Calicut city. The scenic beauty with its pristine rivers is mindboggling. This place has not lost its rural innocence at the same time the natural beauty. This picturesque village is the site of a major power project - The Kuttiadi Hydro Electric Power Project, that supplies much of Kerala's electric power. There is also a crocodile farm and a bird sanctuary situated here at Peruvannamuzhi. Kuttiadi is also famous for high yielding cocunut trees. Cocunuts from Kuttiadi is supplied all over Kerala as seed, in government initiative. Rising from the Narikota Ranges on the western slopes of the Wynad Hills a part of Western Ghats at an elevation of 1220 m M.S.L of the Kuttiadi River flows through Badagara, Quilandy and Kozhikode Taluks. The river is also known as the Murat River. This river has a length of 74 km. These pictures were taken during my recent visit to this place.