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Melukavu is located in Kerala
Melukavu is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°47′0″N 76°45′30″E / 9.78333°N 76.75833°E / 9.78333; 76.75833Coordinates: 9°47′0″N 76°45′30″E / 9.78333°N 76.75833°E / 9.78333; 76.75833
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,352
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686652
Telephone code 0482
Vehicle registration KL-35
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Kottayam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Palai

Melukavu is a village in the eastern part of Meenachil Taluk in Kottayam District of Kerala state, India.[1]


The place is a major tourist attraction for nature lovers with beautiful hills, streams and rubber plantations that forms a green blanket to the place.The famous tourist spot is Ilaveezha Poonchira.

Film shooting venue[edit]

The plot of the famous Malayalam film Katha Parayumpol (Year-2007,Starring:Mammootty, Sreenivasan) was set in kurisinkal - the backdrop of Melukavu village.


Melukavu is in the eastern part of Kottayam district and borders with Idukki district on its North-East and North. It shares its borders with Kudayathoor Panchayat in North-East and Muttom Panchayat in North (both are in Idukki district). Bharananganam and Kadanadu Panchayats are in West and Moonnilavu Panchayat is in East.Southern side borders with Thalappalam Panchayat.

Melukavu is at the fringe of the Western Ghats.There are many streams and brooks originating from Melukavu hills and flow southwards through Edamaruku to join Meenachil River at Erattupetta. There is no forest in this village even though, Gadgil and Kasthurirangan included this village in their report.


Melukavu is well connected by roads to nearby towns Erattupetta(12 km), Palai(16 km), Thodupuzha(18 km).The state highway SH-44 connecting Pampa(Sabarimala) to Neriyamangalam(Thodupuzha) passes through Melukavu.

There are no railway line passing through Melukavu. The nearest major railway station is in Kottayam (50 km).

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at a distance of 70 kilometres.


As of 2001 India census, Melukavu had a population of 9352 with 4578 males and 4774 females.[1]

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Henry Baker College- Government Aided College affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • M.D.C.M.S High School
  • CMS Higher Secondary School
  • St.Paul’s LPS Vakakkadu
  • CMS LPS Ellumpuram
  • St.Antony’s UPS Edamaruku
  • St.Pius X UPS, Piusmount, Konippadu
  • St.Thomas UPS Melukavumattom
  • Melukavu Panchayat LPS, Konippadu

Places of worship[edit]

  • Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Kalluvettam
  • Ayyappa temple Kulathikandam
  • C S I Christ Cathedral Church, Melukavu
  • St.Luke's C S I Church, Caileyland
  • St.Peter's C S I Church, Erumapra
  • St.Thomas Catholic Church, Melukavumattom
  • St.Andrew's C S I Church,Bakerdale, Chalamattom
  • St.Pius X Catholic Church, Piusmount
  • St.Antony's Catholic Church Edamaruku
  • St.Mathiyas C S I Church Ellumpuram
  • St.Paul's C S I Church Erumapramattom
  • Church of God in India (Full Gospel)Church, Chalamattom, Near Village Office.
  • Church of God (Full Gospel) in India, Kolani
  • IPC Church, Irumapra, Anjumala
  • IPC Church, Kanjiramkavala
  • New India Church Melukavu


  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)