Aerial View of the Kazhakoottam area with the Technopark Phase I campus (1998)
|Nickname(s): "IT Capital of Kerala"|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||KL- 22|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Trivandrum|
Kazhakuttom is a IT and residential area of Trivandrum city,the capital and largest metropolitan of the Indian state of Kerala. Kazhakuttom gained in significance because of its proximity to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the Kerala Technopark and the Trivandrum International Stadium. The area around the Technopark is known as New Trivandrum. Kazhakuttom contributes 85% of IT exports from Kerala. Kazhakuttom is known for its Agraharam and Mahadeva temples.
Kazhakuttom was the centre of power for Kazhakuttathu Ugran Pillai, who was prominent among the Ettuveetil Pillamar (Pillais from Eight Houses) who rebelled against Travancore King Marthanda Varma in the late 18th century. After defeating Pillai, Varma destroyed his palace and replaced it with a pond. To redeem himself, he built a temple to Krishna nearby. Both the pond and the temple survive. The Kazhakuttom Mahadeva Temple is believed[by whom?] to be around 1000 years old.
Kazhakuttom later became the heart of the IT sector of Thiruvananthapuram hosting the Technopark as well as the offices of many multinational companies along the IT corridor.
Apart from the Technopark, Sainik School of Kerala state is also located at Kazhakootam.
National Highway 66 (India) connects to Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Ernakulam. The Thiruvananthapuram bypass road to Kovalam starts from Kazhakootam. From Vetturoad, Kazhakuttom Main Central road can be accessed via a bypass road that connects to Venjarammoodu.
Kazhakootam railway station (KZK) is 1.5 km from Kazhakootam. Kochuveli (KCVL) is around 8 km south of Kazhakoottam, and can be accessed through the Bypass to the National Highway.
Trivandrum International Airport is 15 km south of Kazhakoottam.
Kazhakuttam assembly constituency is part of Trivandrum (Lok Sabha constituency).In the Kerala State Legislative Assembly, Kazhakootam is represented by Kadakampally Surendran from CPM. The assembly constituency, as part of the greater Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, is one of the few constituencies that is influenced by BJP.
Kazhakuttam ward councillor V.K. Prashanth from CPM was elected Mayor of Trivandrum in November 2015.
State Government Offices
- Kazhakootam, Sub Registrar's Office
- Regional Transport Office.
- Mahadeva Temple, Kazhakootam
- Neeli Amman Kovil ( Near LNCPE)
- Aalummoodu Bhagavathy Temple
- Ayyapan Kovil, Kazhakuttom
- Krishnan Kovil
- Kudavoor Devi Temple
- Kottayathu Kavu
- Padiykavilakom Devi Temple
- Kariyil Padiykavilakom Devi Temple
- Pullattukari Devi Temple
- Pillaveedu Sree Bhadrakaali Temple, Vetturoad
- Mutharamman Temple, Vetturoad
- Kuratoor Sree Dharmashastha temple, Chanthavila
- Sree Palkara Bhagavathy Temple, Menamkulam
- St. Joseph's Latin Catholic Church
- St.Mary's Malankara Catholic Church Kariyavattom
- Fathima Matha Roman Catholic Church
- St. Mary's and St. Jude Orthodox Syrian Church
- C.S.I. Church, Ambalathinkara
- Bethel Mar Thoma Church, Kazhakuttom
- Christ The King Church, Kariyavattam
- Kabaradi Muslim Juma Masjid
Schools and Colleges
- Sainik School
- Alan Feldman Public School
- Govt.H S S Kazhakootam
- St.Thomas Central School
- St.Thomas Institute For Science and Technology, Kattaikonam , Kazhakuttom
- Jyothis Central School
- Marian college of Engineering and Architecture
- St.Xavier's college, Thumba
- MGM Central Public School
- University College Kariyavattom
The finest cricket stadium in the state with all facilities.
- Harisree, Vetturoad
- Krishna, Kazhakuttom
- G Tracks Screen 1, Kadinamkulam
- G Tracks Screen 2, Kadinamkulam
- Carnival Cinemas, Sports Hub
- Prem Kumar - Actor
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