Nattika is a small village in Thrissur district of Kerala state, south India. It is centrally located about 25 km from Thrissur, Kodungallur and Guruvayur. There is a beautiful beach in this village called Nattika Beach. Nattika is on the west coast of Thrissur. This is an assembly constituency
Places of Worship:
The Shree Rama temple of Triprayar is in Nattika Panchayat. This temple has got the biggest Shree Rama shrine in South India. This is considered to be a very holy place for Hindus. There is a famous Mosque also at Nattika Beach. This was built at least three hundred years ago and was renovated around 1985. There are lot of temples in Nattika like Eyyani temple, Netrakovil temple, Vazhakulam temple, Arikiri temple, Arayam parambil temple, Panakkal Pandikasalakkal Durga Bhagavati temple, Nagadevata temple, Eran Samajam Temple, Thottupura Temple etc.
There is a college named Shree Narayana College (S.N. College) in Nattika and a Polytechnic at Triprayar named Shree Rama PolytTechnic. There is a very old school at Nattika Beach (Triprayar Beach) called Govt. Fisheries School. This school is attached with a Teachers Training centre & B.Ed centre affiliated to the Calicut University. This school was founded almost a hundred years ago by prominent people in the village. Some of among them were Mr.Panakkal Velandi, Kohinoor Abdul Kader, K.P Saidu and Kanchira Parambhil Theyyan. Later on, the Govt took over the school somewhere in the 1990s and another private school which has come up is Lemer found by one of the prominent businessmen hailed from thrissur, Padmasree M.A.Yousuf Ali.
You can see people from all religions & castes in Nattika like Hindus, Muslims and Christians. There are a lot of people belonging to the Araya Community as fishing is a major activity here.
At Nattika Beach, every year a big celebration Oruma is held by the Kerala Government for promoting tourism. This programme runs for a week and thousands of people come to see and participate in this festival. Many elephants are decorated and brought for this festival and there are different types of cultural programmes performed by famous artistes in many fields. At least 50 lakh Rupees is spent by Kerala Government for this.
Nattika beach is a 3 km long White sandy beautiful beach and fishing is carried on here and now, there are two resorts and lot tourists come for sight seeing & recreation. Most number of people from here work in the Gulf Countries and the remittances from abroad is very high in this area. Most people in this village are educated and well wishers. You can see beautiful Individual Villas and Bungalows are used by the village people for living. Another claim to fame is that the evergreen classic Malayalam Movie \"Chemmeen\" was shot here.
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Nenmara Vallangi Vela is a dazzling festival held in the Nellikulangara Bhagavathy temple every year. The festival is organised by two friendly rival ‘deshams’ or regions namely Nenmara and Vallangi as their joint invocation to Goddess Bhagavathy, the presiding deity of the temple. The ‘deshams’ vie each other to present their best in pageantry and traditional temple orchestra providing the viewers a special festival experience. The festival is also an occasion to watch some colourful folk art forms such as Kummatti, Karivela and Andivela. The gala event is on the twentieth day of the festival in which magnificent processions with caparisoned elephants are taken out from the two villages to the Nellikulangara temple. Upon reaching the temple the ‘deshams’ present ‘panchavadyam’, the traditional percussion orchestra in a competitive spirit. Fireworks are also held in the night.