Aruvikkara

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Aruvikkara
അരുവിക്കര
Village
Aruvikara Dam
Aruvikara Dam
Aruvikkara is located in Kerala
Aruvikkara
Aruvikkara
Aruvikkara is located in India
Aruvikkara
Aruvikkara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°34′N 77°01′E / 8.567°N 77.017°E / 8.567; 77.017Coordinates: 8°34′N 77°01′E / 8.567°N 77.017°E / 8.567; 77.017
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Talukas Nedumangad
Government
 • Body Gram panchayat
Population (2001)
 • Total 32,616
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695564
Vehicle registration KL-21

Aruvikkara is a village in Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] It is located on the banks of the Karamana River 15 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state of Kerala in South India. The reservoir and garden makes it a tourist spot. It is famous for the ancient Bhagavathi temple dedicated to Durga, the divine embodiment of female power, which is built on a rock. The stream in front of the temple contains large fishes, which are fed by the devotees visiting the shrine. The headquarters of the Wellington Water Distribution project is located here. The small Aruvikkara dam (mini dam) which provides water to the state capital Thiruvananthapuram is also located in Aruvikkara.

Transportation[edit]

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is the state-run bus company in Kerala, India. It is one of the oldest state run public bus transport services in India and is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram. KSRTC bus is the only mode of Transportation available in Aruvikkara.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Aruvikkara had a population of 32617 with 15939 males and 16678 females.[1]

Politics[edit]

K S Sabharinath is the sitting MLA of Aruvikkara.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10.