Kudappanakunnu

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Kudappanakunnu
കുടപ്പനക്കുന്ന്
neighbourhood
Kudappanakunnu is located in Kerala
Kudappanakunnu
Kudappanakunnu
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
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
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 is the major landmark here. The district collectors office is in this locality. Vazhayila, Nalanchira, Muttada and Mannanthala are some of the adjoining areas.

Kunnath Mahadeva Kshethram 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 Parashuraman.[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.

Etymology[edit]

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
  • 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
  • Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital[6]
  • B S N L Exchange & BSNL Customer Service Centre
  • KSEB Sub-Engineer Office
  • Visweswara Centre for Competitive Exams

Schools[edit]

  • Concordia Lutheran School and Church
  • MaryGiri School
  • Kudappanakunnu Govt High School
  • St Thomas Residential School,Mukkola

Financial Institutions[edit]

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

ATM[edit]

  • State Bank of India
  • State Bank of Travancore
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • South Indian Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Federal Bank

Temples[edit]

  • Kunnath Sree Mahadeva Kshethram
  • Kudappanakunnu Devi Kshethram
  • Perapooru Devi Kshethram

Sub-roads[edit]

  • Panchayath Office Lane
  • Jayaprakash Lane
  • Ganga Nagar
  • Chandana Gardens
  • Darshan Nagar
  • VP Thampi Road
  • MLA Road
  • Concordia lane
  • NCC Road Made BY NCC Cadets Camp At Concordia Lutheran School

Nearby Places[edit]

Peroorkada, Mukkola, Mannanthala, Pathiripalli, Paruthipara, Nalanchira[7]