Keralapuram

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Keralapuram
Town
Coordinates: 8°56′27″N 76°39′26″E / 8.94083°N 76.65722°E / 8.94083; 76.65722Coordinates: 8°56′27″N 76°39′26″E / 8.94083°N 76.65722°E / 8.94083; 76.65722
Country  India
State Kerala
District Quilon
Founded by Thottathil Family
Government
 • Body Kottamkara Panchayath
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691014, 691504, 691577
Telephone code 0474
Vehicle registration KL-02
Nearest city Kollam (10 km), Kundara (4 km), Kottiyam (20 km), Trivandrum (65km)
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam

Keralapuram is a small suburban town in Quilon District of Kerala, India.

History[edit]

Founded in 1945 by Muhammad Sher Khan Pathan (Thottathil Muhammad Kunju), a Business man from Mumbai brother of Smuggler Karim Lala. This township is located on NH-208. The nearest towns are Karicode and Kundara.

Location[edit]

Located at 10.5 km away from Kollam city, 22 km away from Paravur and 3 km away from Kundara, It is best known as the land of bombay dons. In recent years, Keralapuram has been developed as a smart City. Besides, Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKMCE), one of the premiere engineering institutes in Kerala, is just 3 kilometres from here. The famous Keralapuram Juma Masjid is located in the heart of the town.

Transportation[edit]

Keralapuram is connected with various important towns in Kollam district.

Education[edit]

  • Peniel Public School
  • St. Vincent's ICSE School
  • Keralapuram Government High School

See also[edit]