LOCATION

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Location

HOW TO REACH HERE ?

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Air
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Nearest Airports
Kozhikode
Coimbatore
Kochi

Rail
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Nearest Railway Station
Kozhikode

Road
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From Bengaluru - 351 kms
From Chennai - 672 kms
From Coimbatore - 180 kms

Geography

Mayiladumkunnu is situated in the city of Kozhikode which is 410 kilometres (255 miles) north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. It is located at approximately 11.25°N 75.77°E. It has an elevation of 1 metre (3 ft) along the coast with the city's eastern edges rising to at least 15 metres, with a sandy coastal belt and a lateritic midland.

The geographical conditions of city area and suburban areas are similar to the other parts of the district falling in coastal and midland zones. The region comprises of peri-urban blocks belong to the low- and midlands in the typical classification of land in Kerala as low-, mid- and highlands. Lagoons and backwaters characterise the lowland, which receives runoff from the rivers.

The lowland is often subjected to salinity intrusion. The coastal plains exhibit more or less flat, narrow terrain with landforms such as beach ridges, sandbars, and backwater marshes. A few kilometres from the sea to the east, the surface gathers into slopes and clustering hills with numerous valleys in between formed due to floods and sediment transport. The Midlands is represented by hummocky rocky terrain with lateritised denudational hills and intervening valley fills (locally called elas). The 'elas' are fairly wide in the lower reaches of midlands and narrow towards the upper parts of the midlands.

Climate

Mayiladumkunnu situated in Kozhikode features a tropical monsoon climate. It has a highly humid tropical climate with high temperatures recorded from March to May. A brief spell of pre-monsoon Mango showers hits the city sometime during April. However, the primary source of rain is the South-west monsoon that sets in the first week of June and continues until September. There will be significant precipitation from the North-East Monsoon that sets in from the second half of October through November. Would always be better to carry an umbrella which would be useful to avoid either the heat or rain as per the month and season.

The average annual rainfall is 3,266 mm. The weather is milder from December/January until March when the skies are clear and the air is crisp. Winters are seldom cold.