Kudallur, a beautiful and calm Kerala village on the banks of the River Bharathapuzha is in the Ottappalam taluk of Palakkad district. Scenic range of hills, wide paddy fields and the magic beauty of the River Nila blends Kudallur into an exotic place. The village is famous for its illustrious son writer M.T.Vasudevan Nair. The other well known personality from here is artist Achuthan Kudallur. It is at Kudallur, exactly at Koottakadavu the two rivers, Nila and Thootha meet. The name ‘Kudallur’ ( or Koodal Ooru ) is believed to be formed from this merge of two rivers.