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Kadakkal is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°49′33″N 76°55′01″E / 8.825695752°N 76.91692471°E / 8.825695752; 76.91692471Coordinates: 8°49′33″N 76°55′01″E / 8.825695752°N 76.91692471°E / 8.825695752; 76.91692471
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691536
Telephone code 91-(0)474
Vehicle registration KL 24
Nearest city Kollam
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Website www.kadakkalonline.com
kadakkal thiruvathira

Kadakkal is a historic town located in the eastern part of Kollam district, Kerala. It is 44 km away from Kollam City, 50 km away from Thiruvananthapuram and 5 km east of Nilamel, which is on Trivandrum – Angamaly State Highway (MC Road). State highway 64 passes through the town. The town is an important business centre and is known for its spice production and trade.

Kadakkal is known for a long time and is the place where one of the notable movement of Indian independence movement took place. Kadakkal Riot Case is listed by the Home Ministry, Government of India as one of the 39 movements that led to India getting freedom from the British Raj.[1] It is known as the "Kadakkal Riot Case" and was led by Franco Raghavan Pillai.

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Kadakkal town is an important business centre. Kadakkal Chantha (Market) is famous, especially for its agrarian commodity business like coconut, areca nut, copra, tapioca, rubber, etc. . Kadakkal Panchayat is a Special Grade Panchayat.[2] It spreads over an area of 48.9 km2 and has a population of 30236 with 14221 males and 16015 females, according to 2001 census.[3] Pangode, Chithara, Nilamel, Ittiva, Kummil and Chadayamangalam are the neighboring Panchayats. Kadakkal is reachable through Nilamel, and is well connected through Anchal, Kilimanoor and Madathara. Kadakkal is one of the place which facilitates easiest roadway facility provided town which inter connects Tamil Nadu and Kerala as a by route. This town which is near to neighbouring state, Tamil Nadu only 63 km away.

Major Tourist Attractions near by Kadakkal[edit]

  • Mattidampara, kadakkal
  • Meenmutti water falls
  • Jadayu Rock, Chadayamangalam
  • Ponmudi Hills
  • Thenmala Eco Tourst Centre, Thenmala
  • Thenmala Dam
  • Palaruvi waterfalls
  • Kuttalam Waterfalls
  • Kottukkal cave temple
  • Varkala Beach
  • Edathara madan nada sree durga devi temple


Educational institutes (Government and Government Aided)

  • CP HSS, Kuttikkadu-kadakkal
  • Govt. Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School Kadakkal
  • Govt. UP School, Kadakkal
  • Govt. Town LP School, Kadakkal
  • UP School, Kuttikkadu-Kadakkal
  • Devasom Board School, Altharamoodu-Kadakkal
  • Murukkumon UPS School,Murukkumon
  • National Open School, Kadakkal
  • Nehru Memorial School, Attupuram-Kadakkal
  • Ex-Service Men's School, Attupuram-kadakkal
  • SN School, Kottapuram-kadakkal
  • SHM Engineering College, Kadakkal
  • PMSA Arts and Science College, Kuttikkadu-Kadakkal
  • Sreenikethan Central school, kadakkal
  • LMLPS Kariyam
  • St.Charles Borromeo Convent School, Thrikkannapuram

Private Educational Institutions[edit]


,near cphss kuttikkadu

  • GUIDANCE PSC COACHING CENTRE ,near SBT kadakkal, 0474-2422833
  • Positive Study Centre, kadakkal
  • Chaithanya College, Kadakkal
  • Harisree College & Computers, Sankar Nagar- kadakkal
  • SN College & Computers, Sankar Nagar- kadakkal
  • Talent PSC Coaching Centre, kadakkal
  • VKM ITC, Kadakkal
  • Rashtramandiram College
  • Gurudev Institute of Management Studies (MBA),kadakkal
  • T.I.M.E. Entrance Coaching Center,kadakkal
  • Matrix Science Education, kadakkal

Academy of Maths and Science,kadakkal ( near S.M hospital kadakkal) Lyceum tution centre chiengli

State Government Establishments[edit]

  • Sub Registrar Office
  • Sub Treasury
  • Town employment Exchange
  • Village Office
  • Panchayath Office
  • Police Circle Office
  • Police station
  • Agriculture Office
  • Fire Station
  • Water Authority Office
  • Kerala Electricity Board Office
  • Labor Welfare Office
  • Judicial Magistrate Court
  • State Seed Farm


  • Govt Taluk Hospital
  • Govt Ayurveda Hospital
  • Govt Homoeo Hospital
  • Govt Veterinary Hospital
  • P.V.S Hospital
  • Arafa Medical Mission Hospital
  • S.M Hospital
  • ESI dispensary
  • Swanthana Ayurveda Hospital


Kadakkal Devi Temple is a famous temple of this region and is known for the Thiruvathira festival celebrated in March, and is one of the most attractive festivals of the region. The temple festivities attract large crowds from various parts of the state. The festival is celebrated over a period of ten days programme. The main attractions of the festival is Eduppukuthira (Chariot). The deity is known as Kadakkal Amma and is considered a very powerful deity by the peoples. The ten day "Thiruvathira" festival ends with 'Kuruzi' (കുരുസി).


Kadakkal bus stand (KSRTC & Pvt)


Nearest Airport is Trivandrum International Airport, which is 57  km away.


The town is well-connected with Varkkala, Kollam Jn and Punalur railway stations.


  • Kadakkal Devi Temple, ALtharamoodu[4]
  • Kilimarathumkavu Sree Lord Shiva Temple, Kadakkal
  • Town Sree Madan Nada Temple, Kadakkal
  • Thrikkannapuram Sree Mahavishnu Temple
  • Arinirathum para Temple, Altharamoodu
  • Kattukulangara Temple, Anappara etc
  • Oonnan Kallu temple,kuttikadu
  • Peruttukavu, Kuttikkadu
  • Thudayannoor sree arathakandappan temple


  • Thrikkannapuram Church


  • Town Juma Masjid, Kadakkal
  • Kadakkal Jumua Masjid, Chingeli


  • Cashew Factories at Kottappuram-kadakkal
  • Cashew Factories at Vellarvattom-Kadakkal,
  • Cashew Factories at Nedumanpuram & Puthukode-kadakkal
  • Cashew Factories at Karakkadu Cashew Factory


  • Nithyasree Kanjirathummoodu
  • Sreesailam Attupuam
  • Sree dhanya Kanjirathummoodu
  • Sree lakshmi Altharamoodu
  • SNDP Kalyana Mandapam, Vellarvattom.
  • Harsh Auditorium, Aaltharamudu


  1. ^ Home Ministry, Government of India. "List of Freedom Movements" (PDF). Government of India. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Kadakkal, Panchayat. "Kadakkal Panahayat Website". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Census Commissioner, Home Ministry, Govt of India. "2001 Census - Population details". Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  4. ^ [[കടയ്ക്കല്‍ ദേവി ക്ഷേത്രം - തിരുവാതിര വാര്‍ത്തകള്‍ക്കും പുതുമയുള്ള ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍ക്കും ഇതോടൊപ്പമുള്ള ലിങ്കില്‍ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്തു കടയ്ക്കലമ്മ ദേവി ടെമ്പിൾ - പേജിലേക്ക് എത്തി ലൈക്‌ ചെയ്യൂ.]] www.facebook.com/kadakkalamma.devitemple

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