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Karuvatta is located in Kerala
Karuvatta is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°19′0″N 76°24′0″E / 9.31667°N 76.40000°E / 9.31667; 76.40000Coordinates: 9°19′0″N 76°24′0″E / 9.31667°N 76.40000°E / 9.31667; 76.40000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha District
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690517, 690554
Telephone code 91479-
Vehicle registration KL- 29
Nearest city Alappuzha
Lok Sabha constituency Alappuzha
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Karuvatta is a village in the Alappuzha District.[1] Karuvatta lies in the intersection. Between Haripad and Thottapally in Alappuzha.

Karuvatta has a railway station as well as good road connectivity as the NH-66 Road passes through it.Karuvatta Vallamkali is a well known festival during Onam season. There will be lots of snake boats and other boats to participate in it. The Nearest Airports are Trivandrum International Airport Limited and Cochin International Airport Limited.

Places of interest[edit]

Nature blessed this place with Paddy fields, coconut lagoons and Back waters .Thottappally beach is very nearest to Karuvatta. This beach is very beautiful and the river Pampa and Achenkovil reach directly to the Arabian sea through a leading Channel at here and the famous Thotappally spillway is built on this merging point .Pallana Kumaran Asan Smarakam is also nearby to karuvatta Mannarashala Nagaraja temple is around 4 km away. Haripad is the nearest town. Karuvatta is also famous for its annual snake boat race or vallamkali.Karuvatta Chundan, Karuvatta Sree Vinayakan belongs to all people of karuvatta and it is participating in the famous Nehru trophy boat race . Karuvatta is well known for its communal harmony. There are many temples, churches and mosques in this small village. The three major temples are Thiruvilanjal Durga Devi Temple, Karuvattakulangara temple and Kaduvankulangara devi temple.Karuvatta is famous for the legend of Karuvatta swamikal, a saint. There is an asramam and temple built for the Swamikal by his devotee .

Mar Yakob Burdana Orthodox church is also situated in Karuvatta.Holy Rasa (procession ) is a major attraction.Other churches situated here are Karuvatta Marthoma Church, SALEM MAR THOMA CHURCH (Oldest), St.Joseph's Syro Malabar Catholic Church, St Thomas Syro Malankara Catholic Church, Sagara Matha Roman Catholic Church and St, George Orthodox Church Karuvatta North.

Sree Narayana Dharma Seva Sangham, Kannukalipalam is known as the second Shivagiri. There are three more 'Guru Mandiram' in Karuvatta. Golok Ashram is famous among spiritual-oriented people. The major churches are Mar Yakoburdana orthodox church, The Salem Mar Thoma Church, Karuvatta Marthoma Church, and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church was built in 1874 by the initiative of the Reverence Nelpurackal Manickakathanar. This church has two small churches also.One is at Kumarapuram ( haripad) and other is near Kannukalipalam. There is also one Mosque in Karuvatta, which is located at Vazhiyambalam.

Karamuttu is an island which is at the northen border of karuvatta.There are more than 300 house in this area., A branch of pampa river passing though this place,Karuvatta boat race here.Thakazhi Sivasankara pillai House 3 km from this place.

Educational institutions[edit]

Karuvatta N.S.S Higher Secondary School (NSSHSS official site has established (then, the NSS High School) before eighty five years and has a better position in quality education. It has from Fifth Standard (grade) to Plus Two course including an English Medium Batch.

There are five Upper Primary Schools teaching to the Kerala State based SSLC syllabus: St.James U P School at Market Junction, S.K.V U P school at Vazhiyambalam Junction, S.N.D.P.U.P School Store Junction are amongst them. S.N.D.P.L.P School managed by the S.N.D.P Yogam Branch Number 291. Kumarapuram LPGS and LPBS are the very oldest schools, some of them a 100 years or older.Kuzhikkad EALP school is also one of the very oldest schools in Karuvatta Village. There are many English medium schools teaching to the Central syllabus in addition to the above mentioned Kerala State syllabus schools. Vidya Public School, started in 1991, is one of these English medium schools teaching to the C.B.S.E syllabus. It has quickly risen to a prominent position in the community, with students receiving accolades at the national level.

M.G.M Central School Karuvatta established in the year 1983 is now emerging as an important educational institution providing Quality education from kinter garten up to Higher seconder is situated in Karuvatta. The medium of instruction is English.

A big football ground and several others sports grounds helps with the sports development of the people in this area. The Young Strikers Football club and United Youngsters football club are the major Sports clubs in Karuvatta. Janani cultural forum is a well known arts club in the village.