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For the village in Karnataka, India, see Adoor (Yelbarga).
Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Adoor ( Krishnambalam )
Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Adoor ( Krishnambalam )
Nickname(s): Adur
Adoor is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°06′N 76°26′E / 9.10°N 76.44°E / 9.10; 76.44Coordinates: 9°06′N 76°26′E / 9.10°N 76.44°E / 9.10; 76.44
Country  India
States and territories of India Kerala
List of districts of India Pathanamthitta district
Population (2001)
 • Total 28,943
 • Official Malayalam language
Time zone Indian Standard Time (UTC+5:30)
Postal Index Number 691 523
Telephone code 91 (0)4734
Vehicle registration KL 26 (Adoor)

Adoor or Adur is a Major Municipal town and Thaluk Headquarters in Kerala State.Adoor is major Commercial Center in the District. Adoor and Thiruvalla are the Two Revnue Divisions of Pathanamthitta district.National Highway NH183A and Three Major State Highways passing through Adoor Town.

There are two Municipal Towns in Adoor Thaluk 1.Adoor 2.Pandalam


Adoor is located in Pathanamthitta district and is one of the prominent town in Central Travancore. Geographically it is situated between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. Before the formation of Pathanamthitta district in 1982, Adoor was in Kollam district.

         Adoor's Assembly Constituency is a part of newly formed Pathanamthitta Loksabha Constituency.Later it was in Adoor loksabha constituency itself.

Mannadi, situated in Adoor is where Velu Thampi Dalawa, the renowned freedom fighter of Travancore and diwan (title)|diwan of Travancore Princely State, spent his last days. A historical museum, a statue of Veluthampi Dalawa and an open-air theatre are the major attractions here. The Kerala Institute of Folklore and Folk Arts functions here. The ancient Bhagavathy Temple at Mannadi has some exquisite stone sculptures. The annual temple festival is held in February/March.

Adoor is famous for its contribution to arts and culture, as well as for being the birthplace of well-known personalities as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Adoor Bhasi, Adoor Bhavani, Adoor Pankajam, Adoor Govindankutty, Chandralekha, etc..

Well known events in Adoor include Ecumenical Conventions of Christian churches, Ezhamkulam Thookkam in Ezhamkulam Devi Temple, Gajamela at Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Thrichengamagalem mahadevar Temple Ulsavam, Kodumon Chilanthy Temple, and so on.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Adoor had a population of 28,943, with males constituting 48% of the population and females 52%. Adoor has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 49% of the males and 51% of females literate.[dubious ] 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Adoor has more or less the same climatic conditions as prevalent elsewhere in Kerala, with a dry season spanning December to February and hot season from March to May. The climate is generally moderate, with temperatures rising from 20 C to 39 C. The Monsoon#Southwest monsoon|southwest monsoon from June to September and the Monsoon#Northeast monsoon|northeast monsoon from October to November provide fairly good rain.


Adoor possesses fertile agricultural land and plantations. Tapioca, varieties of vegetables and spices like ginger and Black pepper|pepper are extensively cultivated. The taluk also abounds in extensive rubber plantations. Adoor is famous for its plantations of mosambi.


The Multisystem operators are Asianet, MCTV, Kerala Vision. The local channels are MCTV, MCTV, Juke Box, WE1, MCTV Wishes, Venad, Drisya,Deshinganad, ACV.

Satellite television services are available through Doordarshan Direct Plus, Dish TV Sun Direct, Tata Sky etc...

Schools and Colleges[edit]

Kendriya Vidyalaya Adoor Onam Celebration
Kendriya Vidyalaya Adoor
  • College of Engineering Adoor, Manakala
  • SNIT, Adoor
  • College of Applied Sciences, Adoor|College of Applied Sciences, Adoor
  • University Institute Of Technology, Adoor
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Adoor
  • St. Cyril's College, Kilivayal
  • Institute of Management in Kerala
  • Vidyabharath Central School (CBSE), Ezhamkulam, ADOOR
  • Arsha Vidya Joythi Public School, Ezhamkulam
  • Thapovan Public School, Manakala, thazhathumon
  • Govt. Polytechnic, Manakala
  • Trichenda Mangalam Govt. Higher Secondary School, Peringanad
  • Holy Angels English Medium Sr. Secondary School
  • Govt. Technical Higher Secondary School, Adoor
  • Dr. C.T. Eapen Memorial V.H.S.S, Pannivizha
  • All Saint's Public School
  • St. Mary's School
  • Marthoma School
  • Holy Matha School
  • Holy Matha Centre for Science and Technology
  • HIMS, M.G. University Off Campus Centre
  • Govt. UPS
  • Shrichitra Tirunal Shastyabdapurti Memorial Sr. Secondary School
  • Kerala University B.Ed. Centre
  • Karuvatta Model LPS (Chirayil Pallikkodam)
  • Govt. Boys High School, Adoor
  • Govt. Girls High School, Adoor
  • National Central School (CBSE), Ezhamkulam
  • New Man Central School, Mangadu
  • NSS Higher Secondary School, Choorakode.
  • NSS Higher Secondary School, Vadakadathukavu
  • NSS Higher Secondary School, Thattayil
  • K V V S Institute of Technology, Kaithaparambu
  • K V V S College of Science And Technology, Kaithaparambu
  • P.G.M Boys and girls Schools, Parakode
  • All Saints Marthoma residencel School, Vellakulangara
  • Institute of Language Teacher Education, Adoor (Course offered to B.Ed. (Hindi)
  • HiTech Institute of Computer Technology
  • Bharath Computers and Private ITI, Adoor (Course offered to Health Sanitary Inspector)
  • S.P ITC
  • M.M.D.M ITC
  • Sindhu ITC
  • Faith Theological Seminary, Manakala
  • G.W.L.P.S, Parakode North
  • T.K.M.V.U.P.S, Pannivizha
  • St Thomas H.S, Pannivizha
  • East L.P.S, Pannivizha
  • N.S.L.P.S., Parakode North
  • N.S.U.P.S., Parakode
  • Technical Higher Secondary School, Adoor (IHRD)
  • Govt H.S & VHSE Vadakkadathukavu
  • S.N.Public School Udyagiri, Mitharapuram
  • RKPM BHS, Kadampanad
  • GHS, Kadampanad
  • LPS, Kadampanad
  • ST. Thomas High School, Kadampanad
  • EMHS, Elamnnoor
  • Govt. L.P.S, Pazhakulam
  • K.V.U.P.S, Pazhakulam

Hospitals in Adoor Thaluk[edit]

  • Govt. General Hospital, Adoor
  • Mount Zion Medical College Hospital, Chayalodu, Adoor
  • Life Line Hospital, Adoor
  • Holy Cross Hospital, Adoor
  • Mariya Hospital, Adoor
  • Janatha Hospital, Adoor
  • PHC Elamannur
  • SN Parakode
  • Medical Centre Parakode
  • St. Vincent, Thuvayoor, Adoor
  • Susrutha Kodumon, Adoor
  • K.K Eye Hospital, Adoor
  • ASM Ezhamkulam, Adoor
  • NSS Medical Mission Hospital Pandalam-thekkekkara
  • CM Hospital Pandalam
  • Chitra Hospital Pandalam
  • PHC Pandalam

Major shopping centres in Adoor[edit]

  • Bhima Jewellers
  • Malabar Gold
  • Kalyan Jewellers
  • Eminence Mall (coming soon)
  • Karikkineth silks
  • Karikkineth silk Galeria
  • Adoor Towers
  • Vaidyans Silks
  • Anaswara Jewellers
  • Koickal Jewellers
  • J.J.Duty Free Margin Shop
  • Light House Electricals Adoor
  • Adoor Town Hall & Shopping centre (coming soon)
  • Asha Fancy Shopping centre
  • Emson Shopping Mall
  • Chittundayil Tower near Ksrtc, Adoor
  • Gouri Sanitary Wares, Adoor
  • Kico Sports

Major Hotels & Bakeries[edit]

  • Hotel Lals Residency, Central Adoor
  • Malabar Bakery H.S jn Adoor
  • Sweet Land H.S jn Adoor
  • S.N Hotel, OPP Wyte Portico H.S. jn Adoor
  • Hotel Plaza, OPP Wyte Portico H.S. jn Adoor
  • Park Residency, Ezhamkulam Adoor
  • Hotel Central Park, Adoor(East)
  • Hotel New Indraprastha, OPP KSRTC Bus Stand,Adoor
  • Thomson Food Court & Bakers, Adoor (East)
  • Yamuna Adoor,Adoor (West)
  • Sree Valsam Residency, Adoor
  • Thrissur Bakery, Adoor
  • Wyte Portico, H.S. jn Adoor

Auditorium or Convention Centres[edit]

  • Meladathu Auditorium & Kalyanamandapam, Adoor
  • Green Valley Convention Centre (centralised A/C), Adoor
  • Hotel Lals Residency
  • Geetham Auditorium(A/C)
  • Marthoma Youth Centre
  • Emson Ezhamkulam, Adoor
  • St. Thomas Parish Hall
  • Panamthundil Auditorium
  • Indravallavi, New Indraprastha,Adoor


Naadam & Nayanam Theater

Smitha Theater



Sreenarayanapuram Temple, Manakala

The main attraction in Adoor is the Sree Parthasarathy Temple. Parthasarathy Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is also known as Parthasarathy - the charioteer of Parthan, another name for Arjuna. It is one of the oldest Krishna temples in Kerala. Gajamela, the elephant pageant on the concluding day of the annual festival at the temple, is the main highlight of the 10-day festival celebrations. Hundreds of people throng the temple premises to witness this spectacle where nine tuskers come in their ceremonial attire to entice all.

  • Mannadi Temple

The Mannadi Temple has historical importance due to the sacrifice of Travancore Diwan Velu Thampi Dalava (1765–1809), who fought the British Raj.

  • Ezhamkulam Devi Temple

The Ezhamkulam Devi temple has its own importance due to the famous "Kumbhabharani" and "Tookkam" festival. The "Tookkam" has an historical importance. The sanctum sanctorum is decorated by mural paintings which claims to be old as 1000 years.

  • Thattayil Orippurathu Bhagavathi Temple

"Meena Bharani", the main festival of this temple, is the birthday of the Bhagavathy and falls in the Malayalam month of Meenam (around March–April). The festival lasts three days of the Meenam month with Bharani marking the beginning, Karthika the second and Thiruvathira the third day.

  • Pannivizha Peedikayil Maha Devi Temple
  • Chilanthi Temple, Kodumon
  • Trichenda Mangalam Mahadeva Temple Peringanad
  • Sree Mahadevar Temple Pannivizha
  • Mahavishnu Temple Elamannoor
  • Sreedharma Sastha Temple Chennampallil
  • Punthalaveettil Devi Temple Pazhakulam
  • Uma maheshwara Temple , Thengumthara .Pazhakulam
  • Sreenarayanapuram Temple Manakala
  • Thirumagalathu mahadeva temple Tholuzham Thattayil
  • Sree darmasasta temple Thattayil
  • Sree vrindavanam venugopala temple Thattayil
  • Anakkuzhi malanada temple Thattayil
  • Kuttiyil Sree Rajarajeswari Temple, Choorakode
  • Vellaramkunnu Bhagavathi Temple, Vellakkulangara
  • Sree Bhuvaneswari Subrahmania Swami Temple, Kalathattu
  • Sri Nagarajaswami Nagayakzhiyamma Temple,Thuvayoor North(ChittaniMukku)
  • Kottara Malanada Devasthanam Chittanimukku
  • Kottamukal Amman Kovil
  • Elampallil Payyanalloor Maya Yekshikkavu Sree Durga Bhagavathi Temple
  • Elampallil Hiranyanalloor Mahadevar Temple


The Catholic or neutral Christianity here include:

  • Hermon Aramana

Hermon Aramana, the headquarters of Adoor Diocese of Marthoma Church, and the Marthoma Youth Center are other culturally important places in Adoor.

  • Maruthimude St. Jude Shrine
  • Adoor Immanuel Marthoma Church
  • St. Mary's Orthodox Church, and Sacred Heart Malankara Catholic Church
  • Adoor-Kadampanad Diosis of orthodox church
                     Kannamkode St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, and the centre of Adoor-Kadampanad Diosis of orthodox church is also located near Kannamcode Cathedral Adoor. The cathedral has two branches, chapels in Kottamukal, and St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral in Pannivizha, Kadampanad.
  • The Salvation Army Divisional headquarters and Central Church Adoor
  • Adoor Kannamkode Marthoma Church Vellakulangara
  • Mor Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Church, MC Road, Vadakadathukavu
  • St. Gregorios Church
  • Peringanad Marthashmooni Orthodox Valiya Palli, the first church in the name of Marthashmooni in India, Peringnad, Adoor.
  • The Chandanapally Valiyapally Church

The Chandanapally Valiyapally Church is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Adoor. Chembuduppu (meaning choosing of copper vessels), a special ritual that has a place in Kerala's cultural history, takes place in Chandanapally, Kerala|Chandanapally every year.

  • Kottanalloor Salem Marthoma Church, Manakala

Besides these, there are other Protestant Pentecostal Churches which include:

  • The Pentecostal Mission
  • Sharon Fellowship Church
  • Assemblies of God
  • Vineyard Church
  • India Pentecostal Church



Transportation is mainly dependent on state-run Kerala State Road Transport Corporation|KSRTC buses as well as private buses. Adoor is well connected to the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram by KSRTC Fast Passenger, super fast, deluxe, and a/c buses. Buses provide access to almost all district headquarters of Kerala and to towns in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka such as Coimbatore, Tenkasi, and Sengottai and daily trips to Mookambika, Mangalore, pazhani, Eranakulam, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Trissur , Kannur, Munnar, Kumali, Ooty,Pudhucheri, Kanyakumari, Chennai, and Bangalore


The nearest railway stations are at Chengannur railway station|Chengannur (25 kilometres), Tiruvalla railway station|Thiruvalla (35 kilometres) and Kayamkulam Junction railway station|Kayamkulam (30 kilometres), Kottarakara.


The nearest airports are the Trivandrum International Airport (100 kilometres) and the Cochin International Airport (150 kilometres).

Distance from Adoor Central[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "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. 
  1. "College of Engineering Adoor". Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  2. "Places of Interest in Pathanamthitta". Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  3. "Adoor Gopalakrishnan". Retrieved 2009-12-11. 

External links[edit]

  • Official website from the Govt. of Kerala
  • Official website of Pathanamthitta district
  • Official website of Adoor Municipality

Category:Cities and towns in Pathanamthitta district