Cherkala is a small town located in the Kasaragod district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Kasaragod, at the intersection of National Highway 66, State Highway 31, and State Highway 55. Attractions in and around Cherkala include Thooku Paalam bridge, which crosses the Chandragiri River, and the forest of the nearby village of Paika. L.B.S College of Engineering is located nearby. 
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- "District Census Handbook - Kasaragod District 2011" (PDF). Directorate of Census Operations-Kerala. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2021.