Kadakkavoor

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Kadakkavoor
കടയ്ക്കാവൂർ
Small Town
Kadakkavoor is located in Kerala
Kadakkavoor
Kadakkavoor
Kadakkavoor is located in India
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.

== Near-by Tourist Spots ==Big text

  • Kaikkara ,Birthplace of the Great Poet Kumaran Asan.
  • Anjengo Fort, Built by the Europeans.
  • Light House, at Anjengo village.
  • Anjengo Beach at Anjengo village
  • Muthalappozhiwhere the Arabian sea and the Anjengo lake unites together.
  • Shaarkara Devi temple, at chirayinkil
  • OOttuparampu Ardhanareeswara Temple consecrated by the Shree Narayana Guru.
  • Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala
  • East West University of Brahmavidya, at Varkala
  • Gurukulam, Founded by Dr. Nataraja Guru, Varkla
  • Papanaasham Beach at Varkala
  • Janaarddhana Swami Temple, Varkala

Aquarium, Fisheries Department, Varkala

  • Nature Cure Centre, Govt of kerala, at Paapanasham Varkala

Medical 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 Kadakkavoor
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Shri. U. Neelakantan Ex MLA. He was winner of THAMRAPATHRA presented by the Govt of India.He was rank holder in the Malayalam Pandit Examination conducted by the Travancore-Cochin State. While working as a School teacher he was dismissed from service by Diwan Sir. C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer due to his strong participation in the Great Freedom struggle of India.He was jailed by the British in connexion with the Freedom Struggle.He died at the age of 94, in 2oo8.
  • Maruthoor Cochu Pilla Muthalali, Member of Legislative Council.
  • K.P. 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. He died in 2004.
  • Shree.Purushothaman, Former Vice Chancellor of Calicut University.
  • Dr. Chandramohan, former Vice Chancellor, Kannur University.
  • Dr. K. R. Vijayakumar well known rubber scientist.
  • Shree.Ajithkumar IAS, Former District collector, Kottayam, Chairman Rubber Board, Govt of India Undertaking.
  • Praveen Kadakkavoor, Well acclaimed Television director.
  • Dr.Thankappan KochuKrishnan, former Police Surgeon & Dy. Dist Medical Officer of Health, Kollam

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.