Located between Taliparamba
, Pilathara is a famous town in Kannur District
This region is noted for its cultural, traditional and religious characteristics.
The Pariyaram Academy of Medical Sciences is at a walking distance from Pilathara. Payangadi
and Mathamangalam are located south and north of Pilathara respectively. Shri Raghavapuram temple, popularly known as Hanuman Kavu, is the major attraction. Pilathara is also famous as the birth place of the renowned Malayalam lyricist and singer Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.
is the nearest airport. The nearby railway station
is at Kannur.