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Kudappanakunnu is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°33′22″N 76°57′40″E / 8.555983°N 76.961030°E / 8.555983; 76.961030Coordinates: 8°33′22″N 76°57′40″E / 8.555983°N 76.961030°E / 8.555983; 76.961030
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Talukas Thiruvananthapuram
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 695043
Nearest city Thiruvananthapuram
Literacy 95%

Kudappanakunnu is the headquarters of Thiruvananthapuram district which is a residential locality near Peroorkada to the north-east of Thiruvananthapuram in the Indian state of Kerala.[1]

Thiruvananthapuram Doordarshan Kendra and the District collectors office are the major landmarks here. Vazhayila, Nalanchira, Muttada and Mannanthala are some of the adjoining areas.

Kudappanakunnu Kunnathu Sri Mahadeva Temple is an ancient Shiva temple situated in Kudappanakunnu. The temple is regarded as one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva Temples of Kerala Worshiped by Parashurama.[2][3]

Special bus services have been started to connect Kudappanakunnu with city center and nearby areas. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest rail station. Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport.


The name Kudappanakunnu comes from three words "Kuda", "Pana" and "Kunnu" meaning a hilly area occupied by Kudapanas, a variety of palm tree. Kudapana in turn means "Kuda" = Umbrella + "Pana" = palm tree.

Prominent institutions[edit]

  • Civil Station, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Doordarshan Kendram[4]
  • National Coir Research & Management Institute (NCRMI)[5]
  • The Regional Poultry Farm and the District Livestock Farm
  • Corporation Zonal Office
  • Gov Veterinary Dispensary
  • KSEB Sub-Engineer Office
  • Visweswara Center For Competitive Exams


  • Concordia Lutheran School
  • Kudappanakunnu Govt High School
  • Marygiri Senior Secondary School

Financial institutions[edit]

  • Kudappanakunnu Sub Post Office
  • State Bank of India
  • Muthoot Fincorp
  • KSFE
  • Manappuram Gold
  • Peroorkada Service Co-operative Bank


  • Jayaprakash Lane
  • Panchayath Office Lane
  • Darshan Nagar
  • VP Thampi Road
  • MLA Road
  • Concordia lane
  • NCC Road


Nearby places[edit]

Peroorkada, Mannanthala, Nalanchira[7]

  1. ^ "Trivandrum Official site".
  2. ^ "108 Siva Temples".
  3. ^ "108 Shiva Temples in Kerala created by Lord Parasurama".
  4. ^ "Doordarshan Kendram Kudappanakunnu".
  5. ^ "National Coir Research & Management Institute".
  6. ^ "Kunnath Sreemahadeva Kshethram".
  7. ^ "Kerala Tourism, Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital, Kudappanakunnu".