Panavally

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Panavally
Cherthala
Natural beauty of the village and a view of Pachara Manal
Natural beauty of the village and a view of Pachara Manal
Panavally is located in Kerala
Panavally
Panavally
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°49′02″N 76°21′04″E / 9.817170°N 76.350990°E / 9.817170; 76.350990Coordinates: 9°49′02″N 76°21′04″E / 9.817170°N 76.350990°E / 9.817170; 76.350990
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Talukas Cherthala
Government
 • Body Panchayat
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 688566
Telephone code 0478
Vehicle registration KL-
Lok Sabha constituency Alappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituency Aroor
Civic agency Panchayat

Panavally is a village in India that is part of Cherthala taluk and Alappuzha district in Kerala state.[1]

Geography[edit]

Panavally is a serene village on the northern end of Alappuzha district. It spans from Arookutty on the northern side to Poochackal on the southern side Arookutty was the northern frontier of Travencore which separated it with old Kochi. The old customs house and the summer palace of Travencore King, which is overlooking the backwaters are still there. Different branches of the backwaters of Vembanad surround the village. Geographically, this area is part of the seashore sector of Kerala.The soil and other eco system show, like many regions of Kerala, that this part of the land was emerged from the sea, few centuries ago. The sand in the southern part of this village is a great source of special silica sand, containing high concentration of pure silica. This was being used in many industries, in particular in brick (white) making and in glass industries Southern end is the town Poochakkal, which is a part of this village as well as Thycattuserry village.

Transportation[edit]

The Cherthala-Arookutty-Aroor Temple bus route goes through this village and runs parallel to the national highway NH 47.

Economy[edit]

The economy in general is agriculture based, but equally supported by the seafood processing industry. Due to the proximity to the Cochin city, this village supplies workforce to the city as well.

Educational and Cultural institutions[edit]

Major educational institutions are NSS Higher secondary school, Trichattukulam, NSS LP School, Govt LP school Trichattukulm and Odampally Govt. UP school. Many of the graduates from NSS high school work overseas as far away as Canada, Dubai, Singapore and the USA. Rajeev Alumkal, ( film song writer, )Vivekanandan ( promising young singer) are few among of them. Chembai Smaraka Kalakendram is a noble institution which trains students in Music and fine arts.Sree Nalpathenneswaram kathakali sangham is an institution which trains kathakali Vesham

Sports[edit]

Red star arts and sports club has played a major role in shaping up the cultural and sports scenario of the village and at least three or four generations have received contribution from this organization.

Buildings and other notes[edit]

Poochakkal Police Station, Poochakkal Treasury, Poochakkal Medical Centre PMC, Poochakkal KSFE, Poochakkal KSEB and Poochakkal KSBC are in this village.

Trichattukulam Mahadevar temple, Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple ( where a lot of Kathakali, the traditional art of Kerala happens round the year),Vazatharaveli sree annapoorneswary temple, Odampally temple,Thaliyaparampu Bhagavathy Temple,Edappangazhi Seekrishna Kshetram,Manamkuruchi Muslim Palli are major religious centers.

Some of the other major names that add to the nostalgic memories of the village include the Azad library, Red Star Arts and Sports Club, which cherishes the memories from 1970s ; Panickers Tea shop, Vaidyasala of late Velayudhan Vaidyar,Market in Annalathodu,Vaidyasala of Manamkuruchi Hameed Vaidyar, Excellent tutorials,Sunil Talkies,K P Thomas Vaidyar memorial Kuncharath Vaidya Sala & Panchakarma Center,Century Ship Yard etc.

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