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Perched at an altitude of 1000 ft above sea level, this virgin land endowed with forested hills and lush grasslands is situated in the Western Ghats mountain range. Elappeedika in Kannur district is one among the hill stations which used to be the centre of Kurichiyar, an ancient tribal community. Elappeedika got its name from Elam (Cardamom) that was taken to this place from Wayanad via the Periya Pass for trade purposes. Earlier there were lots of cardamom plantations in Elappeedika. By 1930s, immigrant farmers from different regions started cultivating cashew nuts, pepper, ginger and cinnamon near these forests. Thus the land of Kurichiyar gradually turned into an agriculture village. Now Elappeedika houses about 300 farmer families that are engaged in cash crop cultivation. The place holds a special place in the history of Kerala. Elappeedika and Periya Pass have witnessed the battles of the legendary freedom fighter, Pazhassi Raja against the British. Kannavam forest region near Elappeedika still has the remains of Thalakkal Kotta build by Thalakkal Chanthu, an archer and the commander-in-chief of Pazhassi’s army. Tourist destinations like Thampuran Hills (the highest hill station under the Kannur Forest Division) and Kannavam Forest are situated near Elappeedika. Kannavam Forest is an ideal place for trekking. The absence of wells in the houses here is a unique feature of Elappeedika. People use water from the Kanjiram River that originates from the Thampuran Hills using pipelines. Elappeedika can be developed into a major tourist destination with the implementation of agro- farm tourism and adventure tourism along with trekking and eco-tourism.

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Kanichar village office

.Kanichar is a village located in Iritty Taluk of Kannur district in Kerala.Kanichar Village came into existence the following year after the division of Kappad Village in 1986 comprising of Kanichchar, Kelakam and Kottiyoor villages. Moved to own building on August 2, 1996.Kanichar village is bounded on the north by Bavalipuzha and on the east and south-west by Kelakam, Vekkalam, Vellarvalli and Manathana villages. Kanichchar Village Office is located in the center of the village at Kolakkadu

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