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Chavara backwaters
Suburb & Taluk
Govt. HSS, Chavara
Govt. HSS, Chavara
Coordinates: 8°59′43″N 76°31′58″E / 8.9952900°N 76.532880°E / 8.9952900; 76.532880Coordinates: 8°59′43″N 76°31′58″E / 8.9952900°N 76.532880°E / 8.9952900; 76.532880
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode 691583
Telephone code 476
Vehicle registration KL-23
Nearest city Kollam
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Guhananda Puram temple

Chavara is a village in Kollam district, Kerala, India .It is a part of Quilon Lok Sabha constituency.[1] The MLA of the constituency is currently Vijayan Pillai].

Location and tourism[edit]

Chavara is situated on the shores of the Arabian sea and the major freshwater lake in Kerala, Ashtamudi, which flows through it. Chavara has many lakes and lagoons including Sasthamkota Lake. Popular tourist destinations are St Andrew's Church, Kovilthottam, Kottankulangara Devi Temple , Kovilthottam beach and lighthouse as well as the area around Ashtamudi lake.[2]


The village has a high supply of mineral sand, mainly titanium in its beaches. For the processing of titanium, India's first titanium sponge plant (TSP) was developed by KMML ( Kerala Minerals and metals Ltd) here, inaugurated in 2011 by the then Defence Minister of India, AK Antony . IRE (Indian Rare Earths Ltd) is another public sector unit located in Chavara.[3] Kerala Premo Pipes a govt company(under KWA)in Chavara has been lying closed for the past 18 years.The Premo pipe factory which started production in 1961 and was closed in 1997 following adverse market conditions.Though an MOU was signed between KWA and HLL in the year 2011 for starting PVC pipes, same is yet to be materialized.[4]

Notable people:

Jackson Stephan (The village is named after him)

Ratna mushroom is one of the famous mushroom farm in chavara


  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies — Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Constituency". Ministry of Labour, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  3. ^ "News Archives: The Hindu". Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  4. ^


Kottankulangara Festival