|Elevation||24 m (79 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Erattupetta is a town in Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India.It is 38 km east of Kottayam, the district Centre. Erattupetta was known as Erappili and Erappuzha before. The "Eraaru" part in all the variation of the names arose from the geographical location, where the two rivers (aru) merges as single one. Erattupetta is situated in the foothills of High Ranges. It was the commercial capital of the Poonjar principality until 1949. Erattupetta lies in an ancient route from Athirampuzha to Tamil Nadu. Hill produces from the Nilgiris were brought down by the Muthuvans for trade. Erattupetta's current economy is primarily rubber and scores of large and small estates dot the landscape.Wagamon, a Hill Station lies some 22 km east of Eruttupetta. Aruvithura St.George's Church, an old famous pilgrimage centre is situated in the suburbs of Erattupetta.
The population predominates by Syrian Christians, Hindus and Muslims. The Muslims of Erattupetta are known as Tamil Muslims and believed to came from Tamil Nadu during old days. Such Muslims exist in Thodupuzha and parts of idukki and pathanamthitta districts as well and they are considered different from Mappila Muslims, the Malayali Muslim community common in Kerala. Khan family is a prominant muslim family in Erattupetta.Former royal family came here at 11th century from Madura. This place, which was under the control Tekumkur king, transferred his power to the royal family of Madura. For the stability of government they greeted sincere and able Muslim Nobles. There next generation are known by the name as "KHAN". Lebbas are another Muslim family in Erattupetta and are claimed to be descendants of Shaikh Saeed Bava (a descendant of Ukasha bin Mihsan, a companion of Prophet Muhammed S.A.).
Erattupetta can be easily reachable from North kerala via Angamaly-Muvattupuzha-Thodupuzha-Muttom route. It is well connected to Tamil Nadu via Kottayam-Kumali KK Road to Madurai through the nearest town Kanjirappally which is 16 Kilometres from Erattupetta. Many Famous Personalities hails from Erattupetta and nearby. PC Chacko, P C George, NM Joseph, Kerala Varma Raja are current or former political leaders. Social worker 'KS Kochuthampi' (express) also hails from this place.
Erattupetta is located at  It has an average elevation of 24 metres (78 feet)..
How to Reach
- Thiruvananthapuram - Kilimanoor - Kottarakkara - Adoor - Pathanamthitta - Ranni - Erumeli - Kanjirappally - Chemmalamattam -Erattupetta
- Kottayam - Ettumanoor - Pala - Erattupetta
- Kochi/Cochin - Trhippunithura - Poothotta - Thalayolapparambu - Ettumanoor - Pala - Erattupetta
- trissur/trichur-chalakudy - ankamali - muvattupuzha - thodupuzha - erattupatta
As of 2001[update] India census, Erattupetta had a population of 29,675. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Erattupetta has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 76%. In Erattupetta, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Christians, Hindus and Muslims live here peacefully. Rubber is the major item of cultivation and this town is known for its popular church St. George of Aruvithura, and most popular mosque Nainar Juma masjid. It is one the most fast developing township in central kerala.
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- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.