Vettichira is a village in Athavanadu panchayath of Malappuram district, Kerala.  It lies on National Highway 66 between Valanchery and Puthanathani. Valanchery is located eight kilometers away from Vettichira while Puthanathani is just three kilometers from here. Vettichira is known as gateway to Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple in Kadampuzha, one of the major Hindu pilgrimagecentre in Kerala. Vettichira is the main entrance to Kadampuzha for those who traveling through NH 66.

National Highway 66 expansion work has completely transformed the landscape of Vettichira town. A short flyover was built on NH 66, despite underpasses and overpasses which are constructed across the towns in Malappuram district NH 66. The flyover will minimise heavy traffic congestion in the town as vehicles to Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple turn from here.

Vettichira is a muslim majority village and there is a small hindu community who co-exist in harmony. Economic development of Vettichira is mainly depend on the remittances of non-resident Indians in Middle-east countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman. Even in the early stages of migration, people from here migrated Gulf countries. Gulf migration enabled them to tackle rural poverty and lead  a high standard of living.

Ayyappanov waterfalls

Ayyappanov waterfalls is one of the impressive waterfalls in Malappuram district. It lies six kilometres away on Vettichira – Kattilangadi road. It is wider and grander in monsoon season. Water which is cascading over rocks, may not be as magnificent as other larger waterfalls in Kerala, attracts thousands of local tourists here. Rainy water which was stockpiled in vast paddy fields above, falls vertically with a silver sizzling waters into a pond which is artificially created to store water.

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