Thayyeni is an agriculture oriented village under East Eleri Grama Panchayat in the North Eastern part of Kerala near Karnataka border in Kasargod district, India.
Early migration took place in 1958.There were about 30 migrated families in this area by 1965.The famine after world war II saw a large scale migration of people from Central Travancore to this area. Majority of them were Christians who had a different social and agricultural background. They were hard working people and they brought new agricultural practices to this area. They introduced cash crops like Rubber to the local people .The major plantation crops of this areas since then has been Rubber, Arecanut , Coconut ,Pepper etc.
Although quite rural the village is provided with all the basic amenities of a little town like school,Co-operative Bank, a Nanma store and other retail shops. Thayyeni is a hilly area. It was populated by Adivasis in the early days. A folk dance known as ‘theyyam kettu’ was an important part of the adivasi lifestyle. Being a center of ‘theyyam kettu’ the name ‘Theyyeni’ originated.
Thayyeni is 6 k. m. away from Palavayal which is the nearest town.
Thayyeni is an idyllically set place among mountains,and hence for most part of the year is quiet. The Kumban peak one of the highest peaks here is visible from far, though for most part of the year it is covered in mist.Thayyeni is a major tourist attraction for nature lovers with beautiful hills, streams and plantations that forms a green blanket to the place.
(This article is written for Wikipedia Thayyeni Page )