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About Hosdurg

Located in God’s own country, Hosdurg, is a small yet a very important taluk in the Kasaragod District in Kerala. Sharing the borders with Kasaragod District, the other taluk of the Kasaragod District, the beautiful Kannur district on its south and the magnificent Arabian Sea on the west, Hosdurg taluk is very picturesque.

About Hosdurg

Deriving its etymology from Kannada dialect, Hosdurg means “new fort” and thus has a presence of a beautiful fort within its premises.

Demographics of Hosdurg

According to the census of 2001, Hosdurg taluk has its population density of 449,595 persons, of which 217,083 are males and 232,512 are females, thus a good sex ratio!
Coming on to the literacy rate, it is excellent and is as high as 85.82%, even more than the national average.

Malayalam is the local as well as the administrative language used. Hosdurg has a high rate of dependency population with almost 12.42 % of population being between the age group of 0 to 6 years.

Climate of Hosdurg

Due to its proximity with the coastline of India, Hosdurg is a humid place. The temperature varies between 20 degree centigarde to 33 degree centigrade.

Culture in Hosdurg

Hosdurg has a rich and a varied culture. Not different from any other place in Kerala, the Hosdurg population celebrates Onam with great pomp and glory; the flower rangoli being the major attraction! The Onam sadhya, the special food prepared on the occasion of Onam, is very famous. It comprises of twelve different vegetables. The dessert, payasam, is another favorite part of Onam.

Other festivals include Vishu, the harvesting festival which is also celebrated in high spirits.

Services and Utilities in Hosdurg

Services can make or break a state, a city, a town or even a taluk. Kerala has always ranked high when it comes to providing services to its people. Let’s look at the various services provided by Hosdurg, a small taluk in Kasaragod District in Kerala.

Hosdurg Post office
Main Road, Hosdurg,
Kanhangad, Kerala 671315

Hosdurg Police Station
Kanhangad, Kerala
Phone Number: 0467 220 4229

Courier Services
1st Flr, SBT Cir,
Hosdurg, Kanhangad, Kerala

Employment Office
Phone Number: 04672 209068

Phone Number: 2204719

Education Officer
Phone Number 2206233

Water Authority
Phone Number: 2204080

Taluk Office
Phone Number: 2204042

Telegraph Inquiry
Phone Number: 2204165

Fire Station
Phone Number: 2202101

Banks in Hosdurg

Andhra Bank
Hosdurg Market
Behind Ammanavara Temple
Kanhangad PO 671315
Phone Number : 0467-2205240

Bank of Baroda
TB Road,
PB NO 48
Hosdurg Apsara Commercial Complex,
Kasaragod 671315
Ph: 0467-2200218

How to Reach Hosdurg?

Via Air: Bajpe international Airport, in Mangulore is the nearest airport to Hosdurg. It is at a distance of more than 100 km from Hosdurg.

Via Rail: You can reach Hosdurg via two railway stations. Kottikulam Railway Station and Kanhangad Railway Station. These are bustling railway stations. Almost all trains around this area have a stoppage here. From here you can get a taxi for Hosdurg.

Quick Facts about Hosdurg

Population : 449,595
Males- 217,083
Females- 232,512 (2001 census)
Area: 900.3 km2
Language: Malayalam

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