Koothattukulam

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Chrysothemis pulchella spotted at Koothattukulam
Koothattukulam Mahadeva Temple evening view
Koothattukulam Municipality
കൂത്താട്ടുകുളം നഗരസഭ
Town
Areekkal Waterfalls
Areekkal Waterfalls
Koothattukulam Municipality is located in Kerala
Koothattukulam Municipality
Koothattukulam Municipality
Koothattukulam Municipality is located in India
Koothattukulam Municipality
Koothattukulam Municipality
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°51′50″N 76°35′31″E / 9.864°N 76.592°E / 9.864; 76.592Coordinates: 9°51′50″N 76°35′31″E / 9.864°N 76.592°E / 9.864; 76.592
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Municipality
Population
 • Total 18.970
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686662
Telephone code 0485
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest city Kottayam
Lok Sabha constituency Kottayam
Toddy shop at Koothattukulam
Mussaenda frondosa or Vellilam from Koothattukulam
Azolla from Koothattukulam

Koothattukulam is a town and Municipality situated in Muvattupuzha Taluk, towards the south east corner of Ernakulam district in Kerala, South India. The town lies 46 km south east of Kochi City, 17 km to the south of Muvattupuzha,16 kilometers from piravom and 38 kilometres east of Kottayam, Palai at 26 km and Thodupuzha 23 km from Koothattukulam town and lies on the M.C. Road. It lies at the junction of three districts: Ernakulam, Kottayam and Idukki.It covers an area of 2318.71 hectares.

History[edit]

There are interesting folklores connected with the current names of each of the territories. One of them relates to a lady who, while digging in an isolated hillock inadvertently hit the head of a sunken idol with her implement. Immediately, blood began to ooze out of the idol’s head and on seeing this the terrified lady took to her heels. This shock and terror upset her balance of mind, driving her ultimately to madness and she spent the rest of her days wandering aimlessly (’koothady’) from place to place. The place thus came to be called as ‘Koothattakalam’ which over a period of time became known as Koothattukulam. The spot where the idol’s blood is believed to have spilt was called Chorakuzhy (’pool of blood’).

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Marygiri Public School
  • INFANT JESUS ENGLISH MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL
  • ST. JONH'S SYRIAN HSS VADAKARA
  • ST. PETER'S HSS ELANJI
  • T.M Jacob Memorial Government College, Manimalakkunnu
  • BTC College of Engineering & Technology
  • Mar Kuriakose Arts & Science College
  • Marygiri college of arts & science
  • Baselious Thomas I Catholicose College of Engineering and Technology
  • Vijnan Institute of Science and Technology (VISAT)

Places of worship[edit]

  • #Koothattukulam Mahadeva temple
  • #Onamkunnu Bhagavathy temple
  • #Nelliakkattu Sree Bhadrakali Temple
  • #Arjunan mala Siva temple
  • St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Marika
  • St John's Christ Church Koothattukulam
  • St. John's CSI Church Puthuvely
  • St. Jude Shrine, Koothattukulam
  • St. Stephen's Jacobite Syrian Church, Koothattukulam*

Entertainment[edit]

Movie houses[edit]

  • V Cinema Screen1 A/C[DTS] ,Valiyakulangara Towers,Mc road Koothattukulam,
  • V Cinema Screen2 A/C[DTS] ,Valiyakulangara Towers,Mc road Koothattukulam,

Transportation[edit]

  • Piravom Road Railway station(vellore) 17 km
  • Kottayam Railway station 38 km
  • Ernakulam Railway station 47 km
  • Cochin International airport (45 km)

Distance[edit]

  • Ernakulam( kochi)-47 km
  • Kottayam-38 km
  • Piravom-13 km
  • Ettumanoor-28 km
  • Kuravilangad-16 km
  • Muvattupuzha-18 km
  • Perumbavoor-37 km
  • Angamali-54 km
  • Palai-22 km
  • Thodupuzha-17 km
  • Ramapuram-11 km
  • Uzhavoor-10 km

Location[edit]

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