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Rain festival at Kottiyoor temple
Pazhashi Dam

Iritty is in Kannur District, in the Malabar region of Kerala, India.

Understand[edit]

Iritty is a hill town in Kannur district. It is an important trading station between Kannur and Mysore. Iritty is a very scenic village surrounded by many hills. The fall in rubber prices has thrown Iritty into a recession. Hotel rates and restaurant prices have come down considerably.

Get in[edit]

Iritty is accessible only by bus from Kannur, Thalassery and Kozhikode. The nearest airport is at Mattanur.

Get around[edit]

  • Autorikshaws charge ₹15.00 per km
  • Buses charge only ₹7.00 for three km.
  • Walking is impossible as numerous noisy motorcycles pester you even in village roads.
  • Shared jeeps are also available to limited locations.
Iritty during British rule, 1933.

See[edit]

  • Koorumba Bhagavathi temple, Payancheri.
  • Kottiiyoor Temple (33 km). Famous for Vysakha festival every year in the month of June
  • Mahavishnu Temple, Keezhur.
  • Sree Mundayamparamba Tharakkumeethal Bhagavathi Temple.
  • Periya Forest, Wayanad road (42 km). 36 species of mammals, 136 species of birds, 11 species of poisonous snakes and 109 species of butterflies. Orchid Epipogium roseum which lives only one day.

Buʏ[edit]

Apsara Overfresh Bakery, Old Bus station

Deepthi Bakery New Bus Stand

Eat[edit]

  • Nikunjam Restaurant, Main Road, +91 9645331110.
  • Nirmala Restaurant, Mysore Road, +91 9037807782.
  • SMA Restaurant, Near Hindustan Petroleum, Uliyil, Kannur Road.
  • Kanal Family Restaurant, Kannur Road.
  • Thripthi Restaurant, Near Hindustan Petroleum, Kannur Road.
  • Thava Restaurant, Near Canara Bank.
  • Amma Restaurant, New Bus Stand.
  • Annapoorna Restaurant, Near Police Station.
  • Al-Mayuppas Restaurant, Near Police Station.
  • Aloos Homely Food, Near Police Station.
  • RaraAvis. Chicken Biryani
  • Hameediya Hotel (Behind Kabeer Bakery, Payancheri Signal Junction). Rs.50 for Rice Porridge with two vegetable fries, pickles and fish fry.

Drink[edit]

  • Iritty Bridge Cafe. Kulukki Sarbath for Rs.30 containing green chilli, ginger, kaskas, lime, kanthari, ice, essence(11 flavours).
  • Alaska Icecream Palace (Near Surya Lodge). Kakkiri juice, Gooseburry juice, and Ginger Lime juice.
    Also Fruit Salad for Rs.60.
    Table lamps creating bar / club atmosphere.

Sleep[edit]

  • Soorya Hotel and Bar, Near Iritty Bridge, +91 8089161656. Cafe, Lodge and Bar. Good ambience and parking facility. 2000₹.
  • M2H Lodge, Calicut Road (200 meters), 9516777999. Lift facility is available.
    M24 Cafe gives lunch for Rs.70.
    400.
  • Z.Square Lodge, Near the Bus Station, 8157047500, toll-free: 97476 88639. 900₹.

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