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A rainy morning in Kanjirappally town
A rainy morning in Kanjirappally town
Kanjirappally is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Kanjirappally is located in India
Kanjirappally (India)
Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°47′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.78333°E / 9.55000; 76.78333Coordinates: 9°33′0″N 76°47′0″E / 9.55000°N 76.78333°E / 9.55000; 76.78333
Country India
 • TypePanchayath
 • Total52.47 km2 (20.26 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total43,057
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
686507 (Kanjirappally Head Post Office)
Telephone code04828
Vehicle registrationKL-34 (Kanjirappally) or KL-05 (Kottayam)
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest citiesKottayam, Thodupuzha, Pala, Ponkunnam
Lok Sabha constituencyPathanamthitta (Kanjirappally Niyamasabha Mandalam)
ClimateTropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature31 °C (88 °F)
Avg. winter temperature23 °C (73 °F)

Kanjirappally is a taluk and a town in Kottayam district situated about 38 km (24 mi) away from the district capital, in the state of Kerala, India.


Kanjirappally has the highest number of rainy days in Kerala. It receives the highest amount of summer rains, winter rains and northeast monsoons (Thulaam Mazha) in Kerala, making it one of the very few places in India enjoying equatorial rainforest type climate, with no distinct dry season. The well-distributed rainfall pattern of Kanjirappally is the primary reason for the phenomenon of high yield of latex from Rubber plantations in and around the town. The average annual rainfall is 4156 mm.[1]


National Highway (old NH 220 Kollam - Theni now NH 183) connects Kanjirapally to major nearest cities.

The K. K. Road (NH 183: Kollam-Theni) (Kottayam-Kumily Road) connects Kanjirapally to major nearest cities like Mundakkayam (16 km or 9.9 mi), Kottayam (38 km or 24 mi), Kuttikkanam (34 km or 21 mi), Kumily (72 km or 45 mi) and kattappana (55 km or 34 mi).

The nearest international airport is Cochin International Airport in Nedumbassery, the nearest railway station is in Kottayam, Changanacherry and the nearest KSRTC bus station is in Ponkunnam.

On 19 July 2017, the Kerala Government has announced the construction of the 5th International Airport in Kerala, Sabarigiri International Airport at Cheruvally Estate of Harrisons Plantations at Manimala, Erumely, situated at the Border of Kottayam District and Pathanamthitta district to facilitate travel of Sabarimala pilgrims.[2]


Kanjirappally assembly constituency is part of Pathanamthitta (Lok Sabha constituency).

Notable people[edit]


Schools and colleges in Kanjirappally:


  1. ^ Kumar, PK Pradeep. Physiographic Features and Changes in the rainfall pattern of Kerala. Physical Oceanography and meteorology division.
  2. ^ "Kerala cabinet gives nod to green airport in Kanjirappally to facilitate travel for Sabarimala pilgrims". Firstpost. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ "റോസ് മേരി". Kerala Women (in Malayalam). Department of Women and Child Development, Kerala state. 26 March 2021.
  4. ^ "St. Antony's Public School". saps.edu.in. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Introduction". akjmschool.ac.in. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Know Us Better | About Us | Alfeen's History". alfeenpublicschool.ac.in. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Campus Location". ajce.in. Retrieved 15 October 2021.

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