Known For its Rich Cultural Heritage and Traditions is One of a Few Historical Places in the South Indian State of Kerala, Vatakara. Historically, Vatakara was the capital of old ‘Kurumbranadu’. This name was derived from a tribal flock known as ‘Kurumbrar’, who were the main inhabitants of this place. Vatakara was also known as Kadathanadu, a place widely acclaimed for the origin and propagation of ancient form of matial arts, “Kalaripayattu”, some 3 centuries ago, but this name is not prevalent today. This is that precious land where warriors like Thacholi Othenan and Kunhali Marakar once lived.
Vatakara NRI Forum is an established UAE-based socio-cultural association of Non-Resident Indians from Vatakara Parliamentary constituency, a booming vibrant region in the State of Kerala. This association, born on 1st November 2002, has established its presence in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al-Khaimah in U.A.E. and other GCC Countries, and aims to complement the other similar associations of Non-Resident Indians in their efforts to promote and facilitate socio-cultural bonds between societies. Vatakara, known for its historical significance, cultural heritage and vast trade potential, occupies a geographically prominent place on the map of Kerala in its north-west belt along the vital coast of Arabian Sea. Vatakara Parliamentary region comprises seven Assembly segments of Vatakara, Koyilandy, Perambra, Kuttiadi, Nadapuram, Kuthuparamba and Tellichery. Vatakara lies in the Districts of Kozhikode and Kannur. Today, estimates indicate that people from the Vatakara region, currently resident in UAE number more than 12,000