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Balussery
Town
Vaikundam Vishnu Temple
Vaikundam Vishnu Temple
Balussery is located in Kerala
Balussery
Balussery
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°27′N 75°50′E / 11.45°N 75.83°E / 11.45; 75.83Coordinates: 11°27′N 75°50′E / 11.45°N 75.83°E / 11.45; 75.83
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 212,592
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673612
Telephone code 91 496
Vehicle registration KL-11,KL-56,KL-57,
Website http://www.balusseri.com

Balussery (also spelt as Balusseri , Balisseri or Balussheri) is a small but fast developing town area located in Kozhikode district in Kerala state, south India.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Balussery is located at 11°27′N 75°50′E / 11.45°N 75.83°E / 11.45; 75.83.[1] It has an average elevation of 42 m (138 ft). Average temperature varing from 30 to 36 degree Celsius in the summer and as much as 24 degree Celsius in the rainy season

Overview[edit]

Balussery block has an area of 278.54 km2. There are Eight Grama Panchayats in the Block, namely Atholi, Balussery, Koorachundu, Kottur, Naduvannur, Panangad, Ulliyeri and Unnikulam. The total population is 212592; Males – 105962 and females – 106631.

The government offices are situated in the heart of the town. Branches of major banks and a government sub treasury functions here.Kerala State Electricity Board has a 33 KV substation (at Manjappalam),a division office/subdivision and a section office here.

Other Offices :- Employment exchange at Balussery Mukku, Kerala Police Circle office, PWD office, Kerala State Electricity Board offices, Sub Registrar Office, Educational Department Office, six co-operative banks, State Bank of Travancore, Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, Punjab National Bank and Federal Bank

Regular bus services are available to Kozhikode, Thamarassery, Koyilandy, Koorachundu, Koottalida and Perambra. Mini buses connect the hinter land to Balussery Town. KSRTC operates services to the hilly regions of Balussery, like Mankayam, Koorachundu, Kakkayam, Kallanode, Cheekkilode and vayalada.

Education[edit]

There are three government higher secondary schools located in Balussery. Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School and GHSS girls high school are near to the town and kokkallur HSS is just 3 km away from town. Also there are few primary and upper primary schools as well. Balussery GLP school is one of the well known primary schools in the area.

There is a central government institute named Adarsha Sanskrita Vidya Peetham, located in Vaikundam. It is one of the prominent Sanskrit Colleges in Kerala.

PT Usha School of Athletics functions here at Vattoli Bazaar. Saraswathy Vidya Mandir is situated 2 km away from Balussery.


Politics[edit]

Balusseri Assembly Constituency is part of Kozhikode (Lok Sabha constituency).[2] In the first decade of Indian independence Balussery supported the Indian National Congress party, but support since then has shifted to the Left Democratic Front Balussery keeps its secular face always. former Kerala state minister A. C. Shanmukhadas won here 25 years continuously as MLA. Balussery has shown its left support in politics most of the time.

Places of interest[edit]

Balussery-Kota and Manjapuzha River[edit]

Balussery is home to the Central Fort of Kurumbranad Rajas, the Balussery Kota. It is flanked by a unique temple dedicated to Vettakkorumakan. It is famed as the largest Vettakkorumakan Temple anywhere. It is just 2 km from bus stand. The Manjapuzha River flows by the side of the temple. There are a number of small temples in near proximity such as Kunnatheru Maha Ganapathy Temple,Ponnaramtheru Maha Ganapathy Temple, Chamundeswary Temple, Vaikundam Vishnu Temple, Chinthramangalam SreeKrishna Temple, Ellath Mookambika Temple & Narasimha Kshethram Nirmaloor. Thekkedathu Nagathan Kavu exist here.

Vayalida hill station[edit]

Vayalida hill station is an oddly-located serene hill-station in Balussery in the proximity of Vettakkorumakan Temple.

Kinaloor Estate (Cochin Malabar Estates)[edit]

Kinaloor Estate (Cochin Malabar Estates) is a picturesque valley with mountain on one side and rubber plantation on the other side. There is a vast plain in the middle of the plantation and the mountain which is the area for the proposed site for KSIDC (SEZ) industrial area

The Usha sports school is located at Kinaloor estate, Vattoli Bazaar. The school is located here at Kinaloor estate, Vattoli Bazaar around 5 km from Balussery.

Kakkayam power station and Dam site[edit]

Kakkayam
Kakkayam Dam

Kakkayam power station and Dam site is the sole dam in this region. The Power house is around 19 km from Balussery and dam site is around 35 km. kariyathan para is a wonderful view point in kakkayam.

Important Landmarks[edit]

  • Kollankady Square (Central Market)
  • Pallikkara Vishnu Sudharshana Temple, Balushery Mukku
  • Vaikundam Shree Mahavishnu Temple, Balussery

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Koyilandy, 17 km away. Calicut railway station is 25 km away. The state highway connecting Koyilandy and Nilambur passes through Balussery. Nearest airport is Karippur (Calicut) 40 km away.

Suburbs of Balussery[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Balussheri
  2. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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345 news items

onmanorama

onmanorama
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:00:00 -0800

... League may be given tickets to contest elections. Since Eravipuram is the sitting seat of the RSP, the party could demand a seat from Thiruvananthapuram West, Chadayamangalam or Karunagapally for Shyam Sunder. Balussery could be swapped with the ...
 
The Hindu
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:11:15 -0800

The rest were Beypore (11,757); Elathur (11,551); Koduvally (11, 200); Koyilandy (11,029); Thiruvambadi (10,568) and Balussery (10,405). Vadakara constituency showed the least increase in voters with 6,240 new enrolments. The others were Kuttiyadi ...

NYOOOZ

The Hindu
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:11:15 -0800

A senior Civil Police Officer (CPO) from Nadakkavu station was found dead at his house in Balussery on Friday. The man was identified as A.P. Shaji, 34, who was under suspension following an inquiry ordered against him over the posting of an offensive ...
 
The Hindu
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:22:30 -0800

The new road will help ease traffic congestions on the Kozhikode-Balussery route by introducing one-way traffic regulation. On an experimental basis, the police had implemented it during Onam celebrations. The project was completed by the Irrigation ...
 
The Hindu
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:22:30 -0800

Vehicles from Balussery and Kakkodi side have to take diversion from Vengeri Junction and proceed to the City bus stand via Malaparamba and Thondayad junctions. The same route will be used for the return journey of these vehicles. Vehicles from the ...
 
Times of India
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:14:29 -0800

Heavy flow of vehicles on the Kozhikode Balussery stretch has been frequently creating traffic snarl at the junction. The 550 metre long road will help the police to introduce one-way at on the bypass and ease traffic congestion at Kakkodi junction ...
 
The Hindu
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:11:15 -0800

Purushan Kadalundi, MLA, who moved a resolution at the meeting citing the poor functioning of Balussery Taluk Hospital, said the hospital was reeling under acute shortage of medical staff even after its elevation from the status of a Community Health ...
 
The Hindu
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:09:02 -0800

The rest were Beypore (11,757); Elathur (11,551); Koduvally (11, 200); Koyilandy (11,029); Thiruvambadi (10,568) and Balussery (10,405). Vadakara constituency showed the least increase with 6,240 new enrolments. The others were Kuttiyadi (7,030); ...
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