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Anchalumoodu is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°55′0″N 76°36′0″E / 8.91667°N 76.60000°E / 8.91667; 76.60000Coordinates: 8°55′0″N 76°36′0″E / 8.91667°N 76.60000°E / 8.91667; 76.60000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691602
Telephone code 0474
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Kollam
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Anchalumoodu is a small, but growing suburban town in Kollam district, Kerala. It is the main link for the places which have reference in history, religion and tragedy. Located 8 km from Kollam city, 26 km from Paravur(well known for estuary, beaches and backwaters) and 8 km from Kundara town, known for Kundara proclamation. Other important places it links are Ashtamudi (lake and religious site), Kureepuazha (Perinad) (nearby village), Prakkulam (historic place) and Perumon (site of a College of Engineering, but also the scene of a tragic railway accident).GHSS Anvhalumoodu is one of the best schools in kollam district.

Anchalumoodu is in Kollam district, Kerala state. Taluk - Kollam.

Speciality of Anchalummodu is that, 75% of it is surrounded by Ashtamudi lake, which is famous for its scenic beauty and attracts hundreds of tourists around the globe to Kollam.



The nearest railway station to Anchalummodu is Perinad railway station which is about 2.5 km from the town. All passenger trains stop at this railway station. Kollam Railway Station, one of the biggest junction railway stations in Kerala is 9 km away from Anchalumoodu. Kundara Railway station is 9 km away from Anchalumoodu town.


Anchalumoodu is connected well with roads. The town is 8 km away from Kollam City centre (Chinnakada) and 8 km from Kundara town. Regular city services and transport buses are there to Kollam city from Anchalumoodu. Bus services are available to important places in Kerala which include Trivandrum, Ernakulam, etc.


Anchalummodu has its fair share of privately owned and state owned educational institutions. Institutions of education are affiliated to either the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), or the Kerala State Education Board.

Most private schools use English as the medium of instruction whereas government run schools offer both English and Malayalam as a medium of instruction.

The Government Higher Secondary School at Anchalumoodu is one of the biggest and reputed government schools in Kollam district.

The main higher education centre near to Anchalumoodu is the College of Engineering, Perumon. Nalanda ITC is located near to the GHSS Anchalummood.

The upcoming Kollam Techno Park is only 10 km away from Anchalumoodu town. The rural IT park 'Techno Lodge' at Cherummodu is hardly 5 km away from the town.

Places of worship[edit]

Anchalumoodu has a mix of different religious community. Main temples in and around Anchalumoodu town include Kadavoor Siva temple, Ashtamudi Virabhadra Swamy temple, Panayam Durga Temple, Sastholi Temple, Kuppana Velayudha Mangalam Temple, Karuva Temple, Perumon devi temple Mosques include Kureepuzha Mosque, Karuva Mosque and Chiraiyil Mosque. Important churches are St George Orthodox Church, Inchavila and the Church at Kureepuzha.

'Kuppana Velayudha Mangalam Temple

The temple is one of the famous Subramania Temple in Kollam District.This temple is associated with great history. 'Thaippooya Festival' (10 day long), is the most important festival. Many people from different parts of the district come over here during the occasion. Several elephants assemble at the temple premises to make the occasion an unforgottable one. At night 'Khoshayatra' is held there which is an eyecatching one.Number of floats make this event a beautiful occasion. To reach the temple get down at Anchalummodu town bus stop.From there Auto Rickshaws are available to go to the temple. The temple is 1.5 km away from Anchalumoodu junction.