Thalassery Tourism, India

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Thalassery (IPA: [t̪laʃeɾi]) (formerly Tellicherry) is a commercial town on the Malabar Coast in Kannur district, in the state of Kerala, India, bordered by the districts of Mahé (Pondicherry), Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kodagu (Karnataka).It is the largest populated municipality of North Malabar. Thalassery has been significant during the past 500 years in the development of Kerala. Thalassery municipality has a population just under 100,000. Thalasssery has an area of 23.98 square kilometres (9.26 sq mi). It is 22 km south of the district headquarters in Kannur town. Thalassery is situated in an altitude ranging from 2.5m to 30m above mean sea-level. Thalassery municipality was formed on 1 November 1866 according to the Madras Act 10 of 1865 (Amendment of the Improvements in Towns act 1850) of the British Indian Empire, making it the second oldest municipality in the state. At that time the municipality was known as Thalassery Commission, and Thalassery was the capital of North Malabar. G. M. Ballard, the Malabar collector, was the first President of the municipal commission. Later a European barrister, A. F. Lamaral, became the first Chairman of Thalassery municipality. Thalassery grew into a prominent place during European rule, due to its strategic geographic location. Thalassery has played a significant historical, cultural, educational and commercial role in the history of India, especially during the colonial period. On 9 February 2014, Thalassery taluk was split in two and Iritty taluk was formed. The north eastern hilly region of the former Thalassery Taluk such as Aralam, Ayyankunnu, Kottiyur, Kelakam is within the Iritty Taluk area.

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Facts and Stats for Thalassery*

  • Pollution Statistics in Thalassery

    Know the pollution level of Thalassery before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 60.71 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Thalassery: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Thalassery for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Thalassery.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.71 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60.71 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.71 (High)
  • Living in Thalassery - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 44.42 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 35.34 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.8 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Thalassery

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Thalassery

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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