Kokkamangalam

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Kokkamangalam
കോക്കമംഗലം
village
Kokkamangalam church
Kokkamangalam church
Coordinates: 9°40′47″N 76°22′26″E / 9.67972°N 76.373799°E / 9.67972; 76.373799Coordinates: 9°40′47″N 76°22′26″E / 9.67972°N 76.373799°E / 9.67972; 76.373799
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 685527
Vehicle registration KL-32

Kokkamangalam is a village in Alappuzha district of Kerala state, south India. It is situated in between Cochin and Kumarakom and on the western shore of Vembanad Lake, 5 km east of the town of Cherthala, which has the nearest railway station.

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Kurishumudi church
St.Thomas Cross

A church was erected near the village temple. The present church was rebuilt in 1900 on the same site. Local attractions include picnic boating at Kokkamangalam. The long view of "Vembanad Lakeexpans" with green margin of coconut palms is also considered a must see. Kokkamangalam village itself is a place of traditional coconut processing cottage industry and numerous small coir spinning units. Thanneermukkom saltwater barrier, Pathiramanal Island, Kumarakom bird sanctuary are among the places of interest nearby. The Cochin International Airport is 70 kilometers from Kokkamangalam.

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