Kulathupuzha

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Kulathupuzha
Panchayat 'A' Grade
Kulathupuzha Sastha temple
Kulathupuzha Sastha temple
Kulathupuzha is located in Kerala
Kulathupuzha
Kulathupuzha
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°54′30″N 77°03′20″E / 8.9082295°N 77.055501°E / 8.9082295; 77.055501Coordinates: 8°54′30″N 77°03′20″E / 8.9082295°N 77.055501°E / 8.9082295; 77.055501
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691310
Vehicle registration KL-25
Nearest city Kollam (59 km)

Kulathupuzha is a village in the Kollam district of Kerala state, India. This town is situated on the Kollam - Shenkottai National Highway road. Kulathupuzha is 62 km away from Thiruvananthapuram and 64 km away from Kollam and 20  km away from *(Kadakkal*).

Kulathupuzha is the birthplace of the Malayalam music legend Raveendran

Kulathupuzha Temple[edit]

Kulathupuzha is well known for the Sastha temple.The presiding deity at the Kulathupuzha Temple is known as Bala Sastha who is Lord Hariharaputra. The Vishu Mahotsavam in April is the most important festival of this temple.

Kulathupuzha Reserve Forest[edit]

Kulathupuzha forms a part of the southern most reserve forests of the State, falling in the SOI sheet No. 58 H/1. Kulathupuzha reserve covers an area under 1000 km2. Its forest constitutes predominantly of tropical wet - and semi - evergreens and moist deciduous types. Apart from settlements some parts are occupied by Forest departmental plantations mainly of teak, eucalyptus and acacia. The plantations are grown by planting saplings on cleared natural forests. Plantations are raised to sustain and supplement the timber needs of a few industries in the State. popularly known as the rakoodu estate (Rock Wood estate) is near kulathupuzha. Senthurini Wilde Life Sanctuary is near Kulathupuzha.

High-Tech Dairy Farm[edit]

Hi-tech dairy farm at Kulathupuzha established by KLDB is the first hi-tech dairy farm in India under government sector. It will be a model hi-tech bull mother dairy farm with all the latest technologies on feeding, milking, shed management and recording practices as a model in the state for production of bull calves for breeding programme and supply of high producing females calves to farmers by importing Embryos, Frozen Semen, and Sexed semen.

Distance[edit]

  • Kollam City by road (via Anchal, Ayur) - 59 km.
  • From Trivandrum by road (via Palode) - 60 km.
  • Aryankavu - 40 km.
  • Palaravi - 22 km.
  • Achencoil - 104 km.
  • Nearest Railway Station - Thenmala, 10 km.
  • Nearest Airport - Trivandrum International Airport 70 km.
  • Shencottah - 48 km
  • College-SHM ENGINEERING COLLEGE KADAKKAL, 17 km.
  • College-St. John's College Anchal, 17 km.
  • College- GURUDEV INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (GIMS) -MBA College, Kadakkal 20 km.
  • College-Hindustan College Of Engineering,Arippa
  • Municipality - Punalur 31 km.
  • Indo-Swiss project 2 km.

Economy[edit]

Bharatheepuram oil palm plantation is one of the most important agricultural resources started in the year 1975 and this is situated near the temple.

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