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Mundakayam is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°53′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.88333°E / 9.55000; 76.88333Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°53′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.88333°E / 9.55000; 76.88333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
 • Body Mundakayam Grama Panchayath
Population (2008)
 • Total 24,512
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686513
Telephone code 04828
Vehicle registration KL-34
Nearest city Kottayam, Kanjirappally.
Lok Sabha constituency Pathanamthitta
Civic agency Mundakayam
Climate cool pleasant (Köppen)

Mundakayam (Malayalam: മുണ്ടക്കയം) is a small town in Kanjirappally Taluk, Kottayam District of Kerala state, South India. It is the gateway to the high ranges of Kerala, and is at the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts. It is here that the high ranges of south Kerala start. The nearest town Kanjirappally is only 16 Kilometers from Mundakayam. It is one of the most developed towns in Kerala, with rubber plantations, and greenery. The river Manimala runs through Mundakayam. Nearby locations include Panchalimedu, Paloorkavu, Kuttikkanam, 15 km drive from Mundakayam town and is around 3500 feet above sea level, Peermade and Thekkady.

How to Reach[edit]

  • Thekkady - Kumily -Vandiperiyar-Peerumedu-Kuttikkanam- Mundakayam
  • Angamaly - Muvattupuzha -Thodupuzha-Erattupetta-Kanjirappally- Mundakayam
  • Angamaly - Muvattupuzha -Thodupuzha-Erattupetta-Parathaanam- Mundakayam
  • Thiruvananthapuram - Kottarakkara - Adoor - Pathanamthitta - Ranni - Erumeli - Mundakayam
  • Kottayam - Ponkunnam - Kanjirappally - Mundakayam
  • Kochi/Cochin -Thalayolapparambu - Ettumanoor-Pala - Ponkunnam - Kanjirappally - Mundakayam
  • Sabarimala - Pampa - Kanamala - Koruthodu - Mundakayam
  • Sabarimala - Pampa - Erumely - Mundakayam

Mundakayam is exactly 55 km East of Kottayam and 56 km West of Kumily]]. The NH 220 (Kollam - Theni National Highway) passes through Mundakayam.Mundakayam is a land of coffee, pepper, cocoa and natural rubber. The rubber plantations in India had originated from Mundakayam, which was introduced by Mr. J.J.Murphy around 1910. An All India Agricultural & Industrial Exhibition was held here in 1967 which was inaugurated by Hindi film maestro Sunil Dutt. Malayala Manorama Daily once listed Mundakayam as the place with the highest cost of living in India. It is still included in the list of places whose consumer price indices are published by the Indian government Union Labour Ministry at regular intervals.[1]

nearest airport[edit]

Cochin International Airport

See also[edit]