Kadakkavoor

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Kadakkavoor
Small Town
Kadakkavoor is located in Kerala
Kadakkavoor
Kadakkavoor
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°41′09″N 76°45′21″E / 8.6857°N 76.7557°E / 8.6857; 76.7557Coordinates: 8°41′09″N 76°45′21″E / 8.6857°N 76.7557°E / 8.6857; 76.7557
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Talukas Chirayinkeezhu
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,362
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695306[1]
Telephone code 0470
Vehicle registration KL-16

Kadakkavoor is a developing small town in Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala, India.[2]

This commercial and residential area is situated about 32 km north from the capital city Thiruvananthapuram and 33 km south of Kollam. The area has a number of shops, banks,hospitals,sub treasury, commercial establishments, educational institutions and religious centers.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 India census, Kadakkavoor had a population of 25,362 with 12,199 males and 13,163 females.[2]

Transport[edit]

Kadakavur Railway Station is an important station between Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport.

Regular buses are available for Attingal, Varkala, Paravur, Chirayinkeezhu, Anchuthengu, Vakkom, Nilakkamukku, Mananakku, Anathalavattom, Kollampuzha, Kaikkara, Nedunganda, Plavazhikom, Vilabhagom, Vettur, Keezhattingal, Perumkulam, Palamkonam, Thoppichantha, Thottikkallu, Alamcodu and Venjaramoodu.

JMedical facilities[edit]

  • Janaki Hospital
  • Mission Hospital
  • Govt. Ayurvedadic Hospital
  • Apsala Ayurveda Hospital
  • R.R Dental Hospital

Schools[edit]

  • SSPB High School
  • S.N.V. Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Tolstoy Memorial Public School

Temples[edit]

  • Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple (Thevaru Nada)
  • Ayantavila Sree Mahalakshmi Temple
  • Oottuparambu Siva Temple
  • Kochuthitta Sree Bhadra Devi Temple
  • Ayyappan Temple
  • Mundavilakom Devi Temple
  • Kakkotu Sastha Temple
  • Krishnan Kovil (Vrindavanam Temple)
  • Thondalil Ardhanarreswara Temple
  • Guruvihar.

Notable people[edit]

Kadakkavoor was the birthplace of:

  • Maruthoor Cochu Pilla Muthalali, Member of Legislative Council.
  • N. Kunjuraman, freedom fighter, former member of Travancore-Cohin as well as Kerala Legislative Assemblies and minister of Travancore-Cochin. During the freedom struggle, he was jailed six times. He was the first person elected unopposed to the Travancore-Cohin Assembly. He was member of legislative assembly of Kerala State until 1964. Died in 1980.
  • Brahmaanandan, the nostalgic singer. Brahmanandan sang very few songs, but just about every one of them became a hit. A disciple of Kadakkavur Sundaram Bhagavathar and D. K. Jayaraman, he was a recipient of the All-India Radio Award for the best light music singer and the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi award.
  • Dr. Chandramohan, former Vice Chancellor, Kannur University.
  • Dr. K. R. Vijayakumar well known rubber scientist.
  • Praveen Kadakkavoor, Well acclaimed Television director.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India Post :Pincode Search". Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008.