Theyyam is a popular festival celebrated in the Southern Indian states of Kerala, and Karnataka.
The festival has been celebrated in Kerala and Karnataka for over 7000 years.
The cultural, customs, traditions, and rituals are ancient.
The whole performance of the Theyyam Dance Festival is executed by the lower caste of Kerala. This caste system was formed and structured by the ancient Brahmin society named Namboothiri brahmins.
The whole festival is quite patriarchal as it is mainly performed by males, although, Devakoothu Theyyam is the ritual which is performed by women.
The whole festival is performed in Thekkumbad Koolom temple.
The transcendent areas where the festival takes place are Kasargod, Kannur district, Mananthavady, Vadakara, and Taluks of Kozhikode.
In Karnataka, this festival is celebrated in areas of Bhuta Kola and Mangalore.
Kannur District is known as the “LAND OF THEYYAM” for its rich folk art on Theyyam.
The nearest airport for Thekkambadu is Kannur International Airport.
Once you reach Kannur airport, hire a taxi to reach Thekkambadu.
The distance between the airport and Thekkambadu is 54.7 kilometers.
The duration for reaching the destination is more or less around 1 hour 30 minutes.
The cabs or booked cars are available near Kannur Airport.
Pre-paid taxis are affordable and at service near the terminals of the domestic and International airport.
The available vehicles are-
The nearest railway station to Thekkambadu is the Kannapuram railway station. The distance between Thekkambadu and Kannapuram Railway station is not more than 6 kilometers.
Metropolitan cities except Kolkata are well connected with Mangalore Central Railway Station which works as a bridge between Kannapuram railway station and other Metropolitan cities as there is no direct train available.
The time needed to reach from Mangalore Central Railway Station to Kannapuram railway station is approximately 2 hours 31 minutes.