At a separation of 45 Kms from Kozhikode Railway Station, it is a little waterfront town situated on NH17 towards Mangalore. Vatakara is the place that is known for Kalarippayattu Martial Arts. Vadakara is known as the origination of Thacholi Othenan, the unbelievable warrior. Kottakkal close Vadakara is popular for Kunjali Marikkar who battled against the British. Vadakara gloats an incredible military convention and was a prospering exchange and trade focus in antiquated circumstances. Kottakal Bhagavathy Temple is situated in the core of the town close to the old transport stand, the sanctuary is known for its celebration called Thera.