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Madakkathanam is located in Kerala
Madakkathanam is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°55′09″N 76°41′05″E / 9.91917°N 76.68472°E / 9.91917; 76.68472Coordinates: 9°55′09″N 76°41′05″E / 9.91917°N 76.68472°E / 9.91917; 76.68472
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686670
Telephone code 04862
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest city


state_name = Kerala

Madakkathanam (മടക്കത്താനം) is on the Main Eastern Highway ( Muvattupuzha - Pathanamthitta- Punalur Road / SH - 08 ). This place is just 4 km away from Thodupuzha Town. Thodupuzha river ( തൊടുപുഴയാര്‍ ) flows through the side of Madakkathanam.

There is an amazing Suspension Bridge in Madakkatnanam across Thodupuzha river. Many Christian, Hindu and Muslim families have made this place their home. The majority are Roman Catholic Demographics of Syria Syrian Christians. This place is mainly a housing area and the main occupation of people are agriculture and trade.

St.Thomas Forane Church, Mylacombu, one of the main Christian pilgrimage centers in the Ernakulam district is just 2 km away from Madakkathanam. This place has some of the famous Hindu temples such as Vanarkavu temple, Kurinjilikkattu temple and'Theeyaattam'(തീയാട്ടം)in Vanarkavu Temple is very famous in Central Kerala. This place have a Mosc named 'MADAKKATHANAM JUMA MASJID'. There is a small mound called 'Aanappara'(ആനപ്പാറ) in Madakkathanam near Mylacombu - Madakkathanam road. In the centre portion of Aanappara, there is a small pool called 'Thavalakkulam'(തവളക്കുളം). The view of sunrise and sunset from Aanappara is very nice.

Maniyanthram hill (Bellmachine-മണിയന്ത്രം)is just few km away from Madakkathanam. We can really enjoy the beautiful series of gentle hills, valleys and green slopes from the top station of Maniyanthram hill!

Educational institutions[edit]

  • St Thomas college, Mylacombu
  • St Ritas HS School, Mylacombu
  • St.Pauls L P School, Madakkathanam
  • Vimala Matha Higher Secondary School Kadalikkad Official Website :
  • N S S L P School, Kappu Madakkathanam



Madakkathanam Juma Masjid



Places in and around Madakkathanam[edit]

  • Kadalikad
  • Edakkattukettam
  • Maniyanthram
  • Mattupara
  • Mylacombu
  • Pynkulam
  • Para
  • Nagappuzha
  • Kumaramangalam
  • Vengallore
  • Kappu

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