Vallarpadam

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Vallarpadam
വല്ലാര്‍പാടം
City
Vallarpadam is located in Kerala
Vallarpadam
Vallarpadam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°59′24″N 76°15′18″E / 9.990°N 76.255°E / 9.990; 76.255Coordinates: 9°59′24″N 76°15′18″E / 9.990°N 76.255°E / 9.990; 76.255
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Muluvakad Panchayat
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-7
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Muluvakad Panchayat

Vallarpadam is one among the group of islands, that form a part of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is situated in the Vembanad Lake, locally known as The Kochi Lake and has a population of over 10,000. Vallarpadam is one of the two islands, the other being Willingdon Island, around which the Port of Kochi is situated. The International Container Transshipment Terminal of the port is situated entirely in Vallarpadam island. Vypin island lie on its west side and Mulavukad island lie to its east.

Road Transport[edit]

Vallarpadam is connected by the Goshree bridges with the city of Ernakulam(high court junction) and Vypin island. Private Buses, state government owned buses and auto rickshaws ply between the island and Kochi city. The NH 47 C, which is a four lane one, connects Vallarpadam to the National Highway 47 at Kalamassery jn which is about 17.2 km away. Vallarpadam is easily accessible from both NH 17 and NH 47.

Rail Transport[edit]

An evening view crossing the railway bridge through a Chinese net

Since 2009, Vallarpadam is connected with Edapally Railway Station with a 4620m long rail bridge.[1] The rail connectivity is entirely for transporting containers from the International Container Transshipment Terminal.

Economy[edit]

70% of the island consists of paddy fields; the economy principally consists of inland fishing by traditional methods and cultivation of rice.

Places of interest[edit]

The Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom at Vallarpadam is a major Catholic pilgrim center in the State.

A panoramic view of Vallarpadam terminal from the top of Vallarpadam Church

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