Kooriyad junction

Kooriyad is a small junction town situated on Kozhikode – Thrissur road in Vengara panchayath of Malappuram district, Kerala. National highway 66 (erstwhile NH 17) which connects Panvel in Maharashtra and Kanyakumari intersect with Kerala state highway 72 which connects Tirurangadi and Malappuram at Kooriyad town.

Kooriyad is the major gateway to Malappuram town while traveling from western parts of Malappuram district. People from Tirur, Tirurangadi and Ponnani taluks regularly use Kooriyad to reach district headquarters at Malappuram. Kooriyad is located 36 kilometers away from Kozhikode, 16 kilometers from Malappuram 85 kilometers away from Thrissur. Vengara town is just 5 kilometers away.

Vengara road

Kooriyad is situated in the midst of endless vast paddy fields. Rice is heavily cultivated and harvested. Paddy fields in this area is rich in water resources. Panambuzha is flowing through the heart of the town. The are has well developed irrigation system.

Kooriyad is part of Vengara panchayath and also it is an extension of Vengara town. Economy of Kooriyad is completely dependent upon remittances from middle eastern countries. A huge number of young population from Kooriyad and neighboring areas work in gulf countries especially in Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Oorakam mala ( known as mini Ooty of Malappuram ) is located just 9 kilometers away from Kooriyad. It is one of the major tourist destinations in this area.

Kooriyad is situated in the middle of important administrative, religious and business centre. District headquarters Malappuram, commercial town of Vengara and Kozhikode international airport is on the east side of Kooriyad. Tirurangadi, Chemmad and Mamburam makham are located on west side of Kooriyad. Kottakkal, ayurvedic capital of Kerala is located south and Calicut university on north of Kooriyad.

Kooriyad is basically an agrarian village where coconut, arecanut, tapioca are also widely cultivated along with the rice.

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