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It is surrounded by the localities of Laloor, Poothole, Vadookara, Kottappuram, and Elthuruth. The town is 55 km from Kochi International Airport. Aranattukara is located just 2 km from Thrissur railway station and State bus terminus.
In the past, most of the transportation in Kerala was done by water transport. Aranattukara had a huge stockyard adjoining the backwaters for storing goods for the consumers of Thrissur.
A church was built from the Statue of St Sebastian; which was found by the boatmen who were on the trip to Kochi for their supplies.
Aranattukara has a number of educational institutions in its locality, such as Calicut University Teacher Education Centre (M.Ed., B.Ed.) the School of Drama and Fine Arts is a theatre training institute situated in Aranattukara.
The Dr. John Mathai Centre (JMC) is a regional centre of University, and contains 6 departments.
There is additionally Tharakan's High School, Infant Jesus Girls High School, and a Government School which provides necessary primary education in Aranattukara.