Attingal

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Attingal
ആറ്റിങ്ങൽ
Town
Hibiscus spotted in Attingal
Hibiscus spotted in Attingal
Attingal is located in Kerala
Attingal
Attingal
Attingal is located in India
Attingal
Attingal
Coordinates: 8°41′N 76°50′E / 8.68°N 76.83°E / 8.68; 76.83Coordinates: 8°41′N 76°50′E / 8.68°N 76.83°E / 8.68; 76.83
Country India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 37,346
Languages
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695101,695102,695103,695104
Telephone code 0470
Vehicle registration KL-16,KL-01

Attingal is a municipality in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala state, India. It is the headquarters of Chirayinkeezhu Taluk, and the important government institutions of the taluk such as the Taluk office and treasuries are situated in Attingal town. It is in the suburb of the extended metropolitan region of Thiruvananthapuram city. Located 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Thiruvananthapuram, it is the largest and most important town in Trivandrum district after the capital.

Demographics[edit]

NH47 at Attingal

According to the 2011 census,[1] Attingal has a population of 37,346. Males constitute 17,009 of the population and females 20,337. Attingal has an average literacy rate of 88%. 9% of the population is under the age of 6. The town is famed for its cleanliness in recent years. The municipality has undertaken many plans which has been successful. The municipality has also achieved a couple of awards for the success.

Politics[edit]

The Attingal assembly constituency is part of Attingal (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Attingal Palace[edit]

The Attingal Palace had an important role in the history of Kerala. It played a significant role in the growth of the Tranvancore Dynasty. The Attingal Palace gained prominence in the 14th century when Udaya Marthanda Varma ascended the throne of Travancore. He adopted two princesses from the royal family of the Kolathiris of North Malabar. A palace for each one of them was built by the king at Attingal and Kunnummel. The palace witnessed the first ever united rebellion against the British. The first uprising took place on 15 April 1721. A British contingent comprising 140 men were killed. It triggered off a series of insurrections. The walls of the palace are adorned with murals. The main edifice of the palace is now under the control of the Devaswom Board.

Temples[edit]

Veeralam Sree Krishna temple, also called as Veera-Keralapuram temple, is the hallmark of the town, which brings auspiciousness and serenity to the town. Thiruvarattukavu temple(Kollambuzha) having a glorified history which was the kuladevathasthana of Travancore kingdom is famous with the ritual named "Ariyittu vazcha" every year done by a Royal member from Travancore family to please the Deity for the prosperity of His Kingdom.. Sarkara Devi Temple located in Chirayinkizhu 4 km from the town... Sankaranarayana temple Navaikulam is a unique combination of Saiva and Vaishnava cultures which is one among the temples having the largest Sreekovil circumfarence in Kerala laocated 11 km from the town. It is 15 km from the town to reach Janardanaswamy temple Varkala which is considered as one among the 108 sacred Dhams(resides) of Lord Vishnu. Ramarachamvila Sree Durgambika Temple(Thinavila, keezhattingal) Keezhattingal Sree Subrahmanya swamy Temple, Mudakkal Amunthirathu Devi temple, Nakramcode Devi Temple, Varkala beach (17 km), Paravur estuary and backwaters (27 km) and Anjengo Fort are major tourist attractions near Attingal. There is also a monument to the great poet of Kerala, Sri Kumaran Asan, who was born and brought up at Kaikkara (near Varkala). The monument is at Thonnakkal, just 5 km south of Attingal alongside National Highway 47, en route to Trivandrum. Avanavanchery Indalayappan Temple,Mampazhakonam Durgadevi Temple ( Avanavanchery )

Anchuthengu Fort[edit]

The historical fort of Anchuthengu is about 10 km from Attingal town and the famous Siva temple Avanavanchery Sri Indilayappan Temple is within the Attingal Municipal area. The family goddess of the Travancore Maharaja is worshipped at Kollampuzha Thiruvarattu Kavu just 3 km away, with annual public celebrations held every year under the auspices of the Royal Family and the Travancore Devaswom Board. The Sree Durgambika Temple is located approximately 4 km from Kacheri Junction in Keezhattingal. Keezhattingal Subrahmanyaswamy Temple

Transport[edit]

Attingal is one of the nerve centres of Thiruvananthapuram district and the important town connecting Trivandrum City,The capital of state of Kerala and Kollam City.The Main roads pass through Attingal are Kanyakumari-Panvel Highway(National Highway 66 (India)) which is the Main nerve of Attingal city along with State Highway 46 (Kerala) and State Highway 47 (Kerala) connecting the town to Kilimanoor and Venjarammoodu located on the Main Central Road.SH46 joins the Town at Alamcodejn and SH47 at Munumukku Jn.Both KSRTC and private buses have frequent services to nearby small towns like Varkala, Kilimanoor, Chirayinkil, Kadakkavoor, Venjarammoodu and to the cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam etc.The nearest railway stations are Chirayinkeezhu Railway station(7 km) and Kadakkavoor Railway station (8 km).Varkala Sivagiri station is only 15 km away from the town centre.. Trivandrum International Airport (33 km) is the nearest Airport.Two dedicated bus depots are available in the forms of a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC) bus depot which is one among the 28 Main depots of KSRTC and one Private Bus Terminal,both in the heart of the town. Due to the prolonged traffic hassles of the town, a new NH-bypass is on the anvil.A new pilot model project launched by Government of Kerala in 2015 aims to develop the busy town road into 4 lanes width by gaining land free of cost from the owners in exchange for building concessions.[3]


History[edit]

Attingal Outbreak (Anjengo Revolt; April–October 1721) refers to the massacre of 140 East India Company officers by native Indians and the following siege of Fort Anjengo. The siege ended with arrival of reinforcements from the English controlled Tellicherry. The Attingal Outbreak is often regarded as the first organized revolt against British authority in Malabar, Cochin and Travancore. The main reasons behind the resentment was large-scale corruption and the manipulation of black pepper prices by the Company.

Following the Outbreak, the English and the native rulers entered into an agreement under which; the Company was compensated for all losses sustained during the attack on Anjengo was also given the sole monopoly of trade in pepper the right to erect factories in places of its choice.[citation needed]

Prominent personalities[edit]

Prominent Educational Institutions[edit]

College of Engineering, Attingal
  • College of Engineering, Attingal.
  • Sr.E.J CSI English Medium Higher Secondary school (STATE/CBSE)
  • Govt Girls Higher Secondary School.
  • Govt College, Attingal.
  • Govt ITI.
  • Govt Polytechnic.
  • Govt Model Boys Higher Secondary School.
  • Govt HS Avanavanchery
  • DIET School
  • Town UPS School
  • Navabharath Higher Secondary School
  • Mother India Residential School, Keezattingal CBSE
  • Sree Gokulam Public School CBSE
  • Love Dale School, CBSE
  • Vidyadhiraja English Medium Higher Secondary School (STATE/CBSE)
  • Nirala Hindi Academy, ACAC Jn., Chirayinkeezh Road, Attingal
  • Govt HSS Alamcode,Attingal
  • Trivandrum International School,Edackode PO,Korani,Attingal
  • Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology,Nagaroor,Attingal
  • Sree Sankara vidya peetam,Nagaroor,Attingal,TVM
  • KTCT BEd college,Kaduvayil palli,Thottakkad PO
  • KTCT HSS,Kaduvayil palli,Thottakkad PO
  • KTCT paramedical institute,Chathanpara,Attingal

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