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Attingal is a municipality in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala state, India. Eventhough its a part of Chirayinkil Taluk, Taluk office, treasuries and all other important government institutions of the taluk are situated in Attingal town . It is in the suburb of the extended metropolitan region of Thiruvananthapuram city. It is situated 30 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. Its the most important and biggest place in Trivandrum district, only after to the capital city .
According to the 2001 census, Attingal has a population of 35,648. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Attingal has an average literacy rate of 95%, with 98% of males and 92% of females literate. 11% of the population is under the age of 6. The town is famed for its cleanliness in recent years. The municipality has undertaken many plans which had been succeeded. the municipality also achieved a couple of awards for the success.
The Attingal Palace had an important role in the history of Kerala. It played a significant role in the growth of the Tranvancore Dynasty. The Attingal Palace gained prominence in the 14th century when Udaya Marthanda Varma ascended the throne of Travancore. He adopted two princesses from the royal family of the Kolathiris of North Malabar. A palace for each one of them was built by the king at Attingal and Kunnummel. The palace witnessed the first ever united rebellion against the British. The first uprising took place on April 15, 1721. A British contingent comprising 140 men were killed. It triggered off a series of insurrections. The walls of the palace are adorned with murals. The main edifice of the palace is now under the control of the Devaswom Board.
Veeralam Sree Krishna temple, also called as Veera-Keralapuram temple, is the hallmark of the town, which brings auspiciousness and serenity to the town.
Sarkara Devi Temple, Mudakkal Amunthirathu Devi temple, Nakramcode Devi Temple, Varkala beach (17 km) and Anjengo Fort are major tourist attractions near Attingal. There is also a monument to the great poet of Kerala, Sri Kumaran Asan, who was born and brought up at Kaikkara (near Varkala). The monument is at Thonnakkal, just 5 km south of Attingal alongside National Highway 47, en route to Trivandrum.
The historical fort of Anchuthengu is about 10 km from Attingal town and the famous Siva temple Avanavanchery Sri Indilayappan Temple is within the Attingal Municipal area. The family goddess of the Travancore Maharaja is worshipped at Kollampuzha Thiruvarattu Kavu just 3 km away, with annual public celebrations held every year under the auspices of the Royal Family and the Travancore Devaswom Board. The Sree Durgambika Temple is located approximately 4 km from Kacheri Junction in Keezhattingal.
Attingal is one of the nerve centres of Thiruvanathapuram dist and the important town connecting Trivandrum and Kollam cities. NH 47 passes through Attingal. Due to the prolonged traffic hassles of the town, a new NH-bypass is on the anvil. The nearest railway stations are Chirayinkeezhu Railway station(7km) and Kadakkavur Railway station (8 km). Trivandrum International Airport (33 km) is the nearest Airport. Two dedicated bus depots are available in the forms of a KSRTC bus depot and a private bus complex, both in the heart of the town.
Prominent Educational Institutions
- College of Engineering, Attingal.
- Govt College, Attingal.
- Govt ITI.
- Govt Polytechnic.
- Sr.E.J CSI English Medium Higher Secondary school (STATE/CBSE)
- Govt Model Boys Higher Secondary School.
- Govt Girls Higher Secondary School.
- Govt HS Avanavanchery
- DIET School
- Town UPS School
- Navabharath Higher Secondary School
- Vidyathi Raja HSS
- Mother India Residential School, Keezattingal CBSE
- Sree Gokulam Public School CBSE
- Love Dale School, CBSE
1. Adv G.Madhusoodanan Pillai Member Guruvayur Devaswom Board, NSS Union President He is an eminent personality from the central part of Attingal and was a former Public Prosecutor.
2. Vijayaraghavan Former CEO Technopark, Trivandrum
3. KP Potty Ex-Municipal Chairman
4. S. Harihara Iyer Former Municipal Chairman
5. Parvathipuram Padmanabha Iyer Renowned Musician
6. Ibraheem Kutty Labba Well known Scholar from Chirayinkeezhu Kattumurakkal Ayittaravu family
7. Prem Nazir Film Actor
8. SAHIB BAHADUR. MALIKA MUHAMMED ABDUL KHADER M.L.A EX.MEMBER OF SRIMULAM POPULAR ASSEMBLY,1928, & 1929. WHO FORMERLY ELECTED MEMBER OF ATTINGAL MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
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