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About Chavakkad

Chavakkad is the municipal town found in the district of Thrissur in Kerala state. The town is famous for fishing and beaches. It is located on NH 17. The town is situated 75 Km (47 mi) to the north of Kochi, Kerala’s commercial capital. The town is situated 25 Km (16 mi) to the northwest of Thrissur which is Kerala’s cultural capital.

Chavakkad in Kerala

A Brief History of Chavakkad

According to the local legend, the arrival of St Thomas to this place and later happenings resulted in the enrage of the people and they had quit this place cursing it. Hence, this place got the name ‘Sapakad’ which means ‘the cursed forest’ and this later became ‘Chavakad’. Some other people believe that the name came from the Cheval trees (the wild jungle artocarpus hirsute) which were found in plenty there.

Geography of Chavakkad

Chavakkad is located at 10.53oN 76.05oE and has an average elevation of 14 metres (46 feet).

Climate of Chavakkad

Just like other cities and towns of Kerala, Chavakkad also has tropical climate. It gets rainfall most of the months and comes with short dry season.

Tourism in Chavakkad

People in Chavakkad live in harmony and fraternity. The temples such as Sree Visvanatha temple and Nagayakshi temple, the Mananthala Masjid and the Syrian Christian Church at Palayoor goes to prove this. Chavakkad beach and lighthouse are also quiet famous.

Food in Chavakkad

When you are in Chavakkad don’t miss out on Parotta and beaf curry or fry especially from Parambans Hotel Mullathara.

Business & Economy in Chavakkad

It is an important trading centre for coir, fish and copra. The major source of revenue in Chavakkad is repatriated income which is received from the NRIs working in the Middle-East. The place is called as mini Gulf. The Rajah Group who is the owner of Kajah Beedi, Rajah motors, Rajah tiles has its headquarters in Chavakkad. Kajah Beedi company was started in the year 1948 by Hajee Abdul Khader and the Rajah Motors were the first one to produce MPVs such as ‘Tiger’ and ‘Kangaroo’ in India. They have their factory as well as office in Chavakkad.

How to Reach Chavakkad

NH 17 which passes through Chavakkad connects it with states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Kerala. Chavakkad is the starting point of State Highway 50 and Wadakkancherry is the ending point. There is a municipal bus stand in Chavakkad which connects with other cities of Kerala state. There are frequent buses from Chavakkad to other cities as well as towns of the state. All the private buses as well as KSRTC buses which ply from Guruvayoor as well as from other northern city stops at Chavakkad. Guruvayoor is the nearest railway station and is 4 Kms away and the major railway junction that lies near Chavakkad is Thrissur. The tourists will get all trains to South India as well as North India from Thrissur. The nearest airport to the town is Cochin International Airport which is situated at 80 Kms away and Calicut International Airport is situated at 104 Kms away.

Quick Facts about Chavakkad

Government – Municipal Councillor
Area – 12.41 Sq Km
Elevation - 14 m (46 ft)
Population as per the 2001 census- 38,138
Time zone - IST
Postal Index Number – 680 506
STD Code - 0487
Official Languages – Malayalam, English

Services and Utilities in Chavakkad

Chavakkad is a small municipal town that comes with all necessary public utilities which are required for the peaceful cohabitation of people and also helps in the growth of business and industries. Let’s see here about the same.


Initially, a panchayat was established in Chavakkad in 1918. But on the 1st October, 1978, it was upgraded to a municipality with the total area of 12.41 sq km and is divided into 29 electoral wards. The address of municipality is

Chavakkad Municipal Corporation
Chavakkad, Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487- 2507376, 2507367

Electricity Services

The Kerala State Electricity Board takes care of the electricity supply of the Chavakkad. The KSEB started functioning in 1957 and the official website of the electricity board is Chavakkad falls under Thrissur district and the address of the electricity board office in Chavakkad is

Kerala State Electricity Board,
Thrissur East,Near Medical College, Thrissur 680 005
Tel: 0487-2200721

Water Services

Water supply in Kerala is regulated by the Kerala Water Authority who also manages the sewage water. The head office is located at Kerala Water Authority, Head Office ‘Jalabhavan’, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram 695 033. The KWA was founded in 1984 and it serves as an autonomous body of Kerala State Government. The official website of Kerala Water Authority is Chavakkad Water Authority comes under Thrissur and the address is

Kerala Water Authority
Public Health Circle, Thrissur HO, Thrissur 680 001
Tel: 0487-2423230

Banking Services

Chavakkad comes with several public as well as private banks and let’s see here some of the banks in Chavakkad.

City Union Bank Ltd
No 490/CMC First Floor Main Road
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2507884, 9349001381

State Bank of Travancore
Post Box No 5, City Centre
Chettuva Road
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2507334, 2502444

South Indian Bank
No 22/546-C Municipal Complex
Main Road
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2507347, 2508735

The Federal Bank Ltd
Lima Tower, Main Road
Opp to Police Station
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2500212, 2503120

Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd
CMC 4/281 First Floor
Unity Building, Hospital Junction
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2507045

Canara Bank
Kammus Arcade First Floor
Enammavy Road, Chavakkad
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2507903

Vijaya Bank
Post Box No 43, City Plaza
Enamavu Road
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2507065

Fire Services in Chavakkad

Chavakkad comes under Thrissur and the Thrissur fire station takes care of the fire services need of the town and the address of Thrissur fire station is

Fire Station
Thrissur HO
Thrissur 680 001
Tel: 0487-2423650

Postal and Courier Services

The address of Chavakkad post office is:

Chavakkad Post Office,
Thrissur 680 506
Tel: 0487-2507332
Some of the courier services available in Chavakkad are

Metromot Express Logistics Pvt Ltd
14 Ground Floor, Municipal Shopping Complex
Kavil Kadavu, Kodungallur
Thrissur 680 664
Tel: 0480 28022666, 9995822048

DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd
Ground Floor, V P Tower
Patturaickal, Thiruvambady TSR
Thrissur 680 022
Tel: 0487-3202070 9388202070

Professional Couriers
Kripa Complex, East Nada
Thrissur 680 101
Tel: 0487-2560103

Speed & Safe Courier Services Pvt Ltd
Triveni Building West Nada
Thrissur 680 101
Tel: 9961256567

Telecom and Broadband Services

The address of the BSNL office in Chavakkad is

BSNL Office
Thrissur 680 101
Tel: 0487-2556277

Private telecom companies also operate in Chavakkad.


There are very few creches available in Chavakkad and the following is one of them.

Rasmi Creche
Thrissur – 680 001
Tel: 0487-23332308

Also Read: Tourism in Chavakkad