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View of Iritty Bridge built in 1933
View of Iritty Bridge built in 1933
Iritty is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Taluks Iritty
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 91 (0)490
Vehicle registration KL 13 (Kannur) and KL 58 (Thalassery)
Nearest city Thalassery and Kannur
Lok Sabha constituency Kannur

Iritty is a municipality and a taluk in the district of

  • Website of Iritty

External links

  1. ^ "Iritty basic information". 
  2. ^ "Story behind name". 
  3. ^ "Iritty More information of Iritty". 
  4. ^ "Kannur International Airport". 


Notable residents

1. Aralam Wildlife Sanctury 2. Pazhassi Dam and garden 3. Kanjirakkolly waterfalls 4. Coorg valleys 5. Palchuram 6. Krishnagiri river and Barapole hydroelectric project 7. Central State farm at Aralam 8. Steel girder bridge at Iritty built by British

Iritty and the surrounding areas have a choice of tourism attractions.


  • KK Tourist Home
  • Hotel Surya
  • M2H Residency
  • Kalpaka Tourist Home
  • PVM Tourist Home
  • Fashion Tourist Home
  • UK Tourist Home
  • Eyote Family Restaurant
  • Hotel Santhi Sagar
  • Thoufeeque Family Restaurant
  • Nirmala Hotel

Hotels, Restaurants and Tourist Homes

  • State Bank of India
  • State Bank of Travancore
  • Union Bank of India
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Federal Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • Kerala Gramin Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • South Indian Bank
  • Jilla Bank Kannur
  • Iritty Co-operative Rural Bank


  • SREE ADIYERIMADAM DEVI TEMPLE,ARALAM. Phone: 0490 2500400, 9745845100
  • St. Mary's Forane Church Edoor
  • St.Josephs Church Iritty
  • Sree Kairathi Kiratha Temple Iritty
  • Sree Mahavishnu Temple Keezhur
  • Sree Mahadeva Temple Keezhur
  • Sree Mundayamparamba Tharakkumeethal Bhagavathi Temple
  • Payancheri Sree Vairee Khathakan kshethram
  • Sree Koorumba Bhagavathi temple Payancheri, Iritty
  • Sacred Heart Church Angadikkadavu
  • ST.Mary's church Thermala
  • Sree Kavoottu Paramba Ganapati-Mahadeva Temple,Keezhur kunnu
  • ST.Thomas church karikkottakary
  • ST.Mary's church edoor
  • ST. Sebastian's church velimanam
  • ST. John's C.S.I church, vallithode

Pilgrim Centres & Religious Centres

  • SDA English School Keezhur, Iritty
  • St.John Bapist EHSS, Kadathumkadavu, Iritty
  • CMI Christ School, Iritty
  • Benhill English School, Iritty
  • St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Edoor.
  • St. Sebastian's Higher Secondary School, Velimanam.
  • Iritty Higher Secondary School.
  • GHSS Aralam.
  • St. Joseph's High School, Kunnoth.
  • Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, Angadikkadave.
  • Govt.Higher Secondary School, Pala
  • GHSS, padiyoor
  • St.Thomas HSS, Kiliyanthara
  • Kavumbady Higher Secondary School
  • GHSS Chavassery.
  • St. Thomas High School, Karikkottakari.
  • Govt. High School, Perinkari
  • Zuhra UP School, Vellarivayal.
  • Vazhunnavars UPS, Keezhur

Govt/ Aided/ Unaided Schools

  • Mahatma Gandhi College,Iritty, affiliated to Kannur University
  • Amala School of Nursing, affiliated with Indian Nursing Council
  • Don Bosco College, Angadikadavu, a self-financing college affiliated to Kannur University
  • EMS Memorial College of Applied Science, Iritty
  • Majlisu Nashathi Sunniyya, Uliyil
  • Sree Narayana Guru College of Arts and Science, Veerpad, Iritty
  • De Paul College, Edathotty, Kannur University
  • Ideal Arabic College, Narempara, Uliyil,affiliated to kannur university
  • Pushparam ITI(Pvt.), Iritty
  • MG ITI under Iritty Educational Society, Keezhur Kunnu, Iritty
  • Chaithanya Institute of Technology, Iritty
  • Nikhil School of Nursing
  • Central Institute of education and Training, affiliated to Dept.of Technical Education, Govt.of kerala, Iritty
  • Central Institute of Development and Imaging Technology (C-dit)
  • Rutronix institute of Computer Education
  • Sree Sankaracharya Computer Center,City Tower New Bus Stand Iritty
  • Sac IT Education

Higher Education/ Technical Education/ IT Education

  • Thalassery Blood Donors Wing
  • Kannur Sara Memorial Blood Bank
  • Thalassery Co-operative Hospital
  • Pariyaram Medical College
  • General Hospital Thalassery

Blood Bank

  • Amala Multi Speciality Hospital, Keezhur.
  • Thulasi Malabar Hospital, Iritty.
  • Karunya Hospital, Iritty.
  • Nikhil Hospital, Iritty.
  • P T Chacko Memmorial Co-operative Hospital, Iritty.
  • Reena Nursing Home.
  • Christu Raja Dental Clinic
  • Asokan's Dental Clinic.
  • ECHS Poly Clinic, Iritty
  • Govt.Taluk Hospital, Iritty
  • S M Hospital,Iritty


Institutions in Iritty

Handbit infotech Pvt Ltd

Handbit Technologies Pvt Ltd


Belonging to Keezhur Chavassery Special Grade Panchayath, Iritty is primarily a trading town. Iritty is headquarters to several State Government offices.Most of these offices have jurisdiction over nearby towns like Mattanur and Peravoor.[4] ....

Iritty is one of the major towns of the Kannur district. With nearby villages which produce cash crops and plantation crops, Iritty is a major commercial town too. It is one of the growing towns in the district. Iritty is famous for cash crops such as pepper, rubber and cashew nuts, some of which are sold under regional brands in various auction houses and commodities markets.


This place is well-connected by road from both Kannur and Thalassery.[3] There are frequent buses from Iritty and to both these places and to several places across Kerala including Kottayam, Cochin (Ernakulam), Kasaragod, Panathur, Malom, Cherupuzha, Wayanad and Kozhikode. There is no railway line, with the nearest railway stations at Kannur]] and Thalassery. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport at Kozhikode. Kannur International Airport, under construction at Mooorkhanparamba near Mattannur in Kannur district is expected to be operational by the end of 2014 and is located 18 km south-west of Iritty.

Iritty lies at an equal distance from the nearby cities of Kannur, Thalassery, Mahe, Taliparamba and Virajpet (Karnataka State). An interstate highway passes through Iritty connecting Thalassery and Kodagu. This was initially called the TC Road by the British. Now it refers to the Thalassery end of the highway. This highway is used by interstate bus services plying to Madikeri, Mysore and Bangalore. Keezhur is the starting point of Iritty town.


Iritty, one of the beautiful hill side towns in the north Malabar of Kerala. The beauty of Iritty lies together with the unique rivers, streams, green hills and valleys. The main Streams of Iritty river are by the three rivers such as Bavali river, Aralam river and Barapuzha(Veni river). Before the name 'Iritty,' made the first cry, this land was nourished by two main rivers, one Barapuzha and Bavalipuzha . People started calling both the rivers confluence as Iratta puzha ( Double River & 'Puzha' means River ), and in course of time the land became Iritty...[2]


Iritty is surrounded by hills. A river flowing through Iritty is more commonly known as Iritty Puzha/Iritty River. Tourists visiting Iritty have the option of staying at a number of riverside Tourist homes, from where they can view the Iritty river. There is a steel girder bridge, built in 1933, over the river. There is a Dam in the place Pazhassi for irrigation purpose named 'PazhassiDam'. it is almost 10 km from the town. Wayanad tourist destinations are near from this place.The nearby areas are depending for their most of the shopping Iritty. Payam, Vallithode, Kilyianthara, Kondambra,Kolikkadavu, keezhur, Ulickal, Vattiyamthode, Mattara, Kalanki, Manikadave, Manippara Perumpally, Nuchiyad, Vayathoor, Edoor, Peratta, Karikottakari, Angadikadave, Kootupuzha, Charal, Alathupramba, Thermala, Urathoor etc. are the nearby small towns around.


Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Iritty.

Iritty is located on the banks of Mysore highway. Nearby smaller towns are Mattannur, Peravoor, Payam, Kakkayangadu, Keezhppally, Vallithode, Karikkottakary, Angadikadavu, Anappanthy, Edoor, Ulikkal, Kilyianthara, Punnad, Charal, Edapuzha, uruppumkutti and Chavassery.


  • Location 1
  • Geography 2
  • Etymology 3
  • Transportation 4
  • Commerce 5
  • Company 6
  • Institutions in Iritty 7
  • Hospitals 8
  • Blood Bank 9
  • Higher Education/ Technical Education/ IT Education 10
  • Govt/ Aided/ Unaided Schools 11
  • Pilgrim Centres & Religious Centres 12
  • Banks 13
  • Hotels, Restaurants and Tourist Homes 14
  • Tourism 15
  • Notable residents 16
  • References 17
  • External links 18


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