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Mayyanad is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°50′20″N 76°38′48″E / 8.83889°N 76.64667°E / 8.83889; 76.64667Coordinates: 8°50′20″N 76°38′48″E / 8.83889°N 76.64667°E / 8.83889; 76.64667
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Population (2001)
 • Total 36,962
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691303
Telephone code +91-474-255****
Vehicle registration KL-02
Nearest city Kollam City (10 km)
Climate Tropical (Köppen)

Mayyanad is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Mayyanad is located in the south western suburbs of Kollam district, Kollam city about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the city centre and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Paravur Town. Mayyanad can be reached by frequent buses from Kollam city and Kottiyam town and by local train from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram. The bridge connecting Mayyand and Paravur was completed in 2012, making travel to Kollam city easier. Mayyanad is situated on the banks of the Paravur Lake and has an Arabian Sea coastline noted for its fishing. Mayyanad railway station is one among the major railway stations in Kollam district.

Several temples, churches and mosques are situated in Mayyanad including the Umayanalloor Sri Balasubramanya Swami Temple. Tourists are attracted to the location by the meeting of a lagoon with the sea while the long sandy scenic beaches are ideal for swimming.

It is the birthplace of several prominent social reformers, such as C. Kesavan[2] and C. V. Kunjuraman. This land also set stage for the childhood and later times of Raman Rajan. The first Panchayat President was Prof. K. Ravindran who went on to become the founder principal of Mahatma Gandhi Government Arts College in Mahe and Tagore Arts College in Pondicherry.

The Malayalam daily newspaper Kerala Kaumudi was founded in Mayyanad in 1911.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Kumar, Udaya (2009). "Subjects of New Lives". In Ray, Bharati. Different Types of History. Pearson Education India. p. 322. ISBN 9788131718186.