Vatakara, Badagara or Vadagara is a town in the Kozhikode District of the Malabar region, in the state of Kerala, India.


Vatakara has a local muncipal government. They can be reached at or telephone number 0496-2512378

Get in

Vatakara is accessible by bus from Kozhikode and Kannur. There's a major railway station at Vatakara. The nearest airports are in Kondotty and Mangalore.

Get around

Use taxis, buses and autorickshaws.



Sidha Ashram Commune
Muthappan Theyyam


Subramanya School, Iringal
Moorad Jetty, Vatakara



Stay safe

Vatakara is the vigilante capital of Kerala state. Kerala people are on the whole very conservative, but in Vatakara, they have made it a fashion to attack young couples going out together. Young people have been were attacked several times for walking together before getting married. Even married couples were attacked under the assumption that they are a pair in love. So bring your passport, air ticket and marriage certificate. Avoid such commonplace expressions as girlfriend, living together and LGBT.

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