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Country India
 • BodyThirumeni village,Cherupuzha Panchayat
 • Total8,919
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-4985
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Nearest cityPayyanur
Lok Sabha constituencyKasaragod
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPayyanur
Civic agencyThirumeni village, Cherupuzha panchayat
Chathamangalam Theruvamala

Thirumeni is a village in Kannur district in the Kerala state of India.The village consists majorly of immigrants from various part of Travancore who settled in the famed Malabar migration period. MOst of the inhabitants of the village reside in the valley of three major hills by name Chathammangalam Theruvamala alias Alumbumala, Kottathalachimala and Thevarkunnumala. Thirumeni is a small junction with a few government institutions, religious institutions and small shops in int. and is subdivided into smaller villages like Kokkadave, Prapoyil, Chathamangalam (Kannur), Thabore etc.[1]


As of 2001 India census, Thirumeni had a population of 8919 with 4466 males and 4453 females.[1]


Thirumeni is a place where Hindus and Christians mainly and a few Muslims live in harmony. The place is surrounded by mountains. Most of the people are migrated from travancore. The villagers are also politically interested. The main political parties are Communist Party of India (Marxist), INC, Kerala Congress. The nearest educational institutions are Government Higher Secondary School Thirumeni, SNDPLP School.


The national highway passes through Perumba junction. Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Payyanur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.


  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10.Geographically, the village is situated in the Western Ghats and is very close to the Coorg district of Karnataka state.