Kuttiadi Hydro Power Plant in Kozhikode

Hydro Power Plant KohzikodeKerala Government has lately begun to encourage private companies to run small hydro-power plants, seeing the abundant natural streams and considering the recent reforms into labor and power sector.

One of the major ones operated by KSEB which supplies power to large area of Kerala is the Kuttiadi Hydroelectric project, located at the Kuttiadi river basin. The River (also known as River Murat) rises from the Narikota hilly ranges of the Wayanad Hills a part of the Western Ghats. Having a length of 74 km it reaches the Arabian Sea at a place called Moorad that is 6 km away from Vadakara. In the north of Kozhikode district about 50 km from the Kozhikode town and 30 km away from Vadakara, lies the tiny town of Kuttiadi. Kuttiadi Hydroelectric power plant is located at a height of 2450 ft. above sea level and has a capacity of 225 MW with 6 units. This plant is fully operational and state-of-the-art. The project got commissioned in 1972 and in 2010 there was an extension scheme of two units of 50MW. Its water gets utilized for an irrigation project at Peruvannamoozhi.

Getting there

By road
The driving distance from Kozhikode to Kuttiadi is 56 kms. And the total travel time is approximately 1 hour. A taxi would ideally charge a rental fare approximately Rs. 570/- . Local bus services are also available easily from the railway station and they are cheap and reliable.

By train
The closest railway station is Kozhikode railway station around 10.7 km away from Kuttiadi.

Hotels near the Kuttiadi Hydro power plant


Vasco Dagama Beach Resort
Distance - 25.1 km from Kuttiyadi
Kozhikode, Calicut, Kerala - 670 304
Phone numbers: +91 92111 77444
Tariff – Rs.3000 /- per room per day.

Budget hotels

Renai kappad beach resort

Distance - 25.0 km from Kuttiyadi
Kozhikode, Calicut, Kerala - 673 304
Phone numbers: +91 92111 77444
Tariff – Rs.3500 /- per room per day.

Eagle Crest homestay
Distance - 37.3 km from Kuttiyadi
Kozhikode, Calicut, Kerala - 673 303
Phone numbers: +91 92111 77444
Tariff – Rs.3500 /- per room per day

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