Moolamattom

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Moolamattom
village
Moolamattom is located in Kerala
Moolamattom
Moolamattom
Location in Kerala, India
Moolamattom is located in India
Moolamattom
Moolamattom
Moolamattom (India)
Coordinates: 9°47′0″N 76°51′0″E / 9.78333°N 76.85000°E / 9.78333; 76.85000Coordinates: 9°47′0″N 76°51′0″E / 9.78333°N 76.85000°E / 9.78333; 76.85000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Talukas Thodupuzha
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 685589
Telephone code 04862
Vehicle registration KL- 38
Nearest city Thodupuzha
Lok Sabha constituency Idukki
Vidhan Sabha constituency Idukki
Climate Moderate (Köppen)
Thriveni Sangamam Moolamattom
Teak plantation at Moolamattom

Moolamattom is the headquarters of Arakulam Panchayath in Thodupuzha Taluk, Idukki district in Kerala, India. It lies 22 km from Thodupuzha, on the banks of the Thodupuzha River. A lot of south Indian language movies are filmed here.[citation needed] It is also the site of the Moolamattom Power Station, the biggest underground Hydro-electric power station in India.

Moolamattom Power Station[edit]

Moolamattom Power Station is the biggest underground Hydro-electric Project in India.[1] The water from the Idukki Dam is carried by the underground pipes to the power station. The installed capacity of the Power House is 780MW consisting of 6 generator units of 130 MW each. The regulated waters of Periyar falls through a drop of about 669.2 metres (2195 feet) while generating power in the underground power house. The tail waters makes Thodupuzha river at Thriveni sangamam which is 1 km. from Moolamattom Power Station. Project work on this power station was initiated by Sri. E.U.Philipose, Superintending Engineer, Kerala State Electricity Board in 1964. Visitors are restricted to enter the Moolamattom Power Station due to security reasons.

Tourism[edit]

Teak plantation, Elappally waterfalls, Thriveni Sangamam, Hanging bridge are the main attractions of Moolamattom.[citation needed] Thumpichi St. Thomas mount, Nadukani, Malankara Dam, Kudayathoor Mala, Vayanakavu Temple and Ilaveezhapoonchira are the nearby attractions. Idukki Dam, the world's second and Asia’s first arch dam, is 43 kilometers away from Moolamattom. There are several Malayalam and other language films shot at Moolamattom and near by places. Purappadu Rasathanthram, Drishyam, Papanasam are some of them.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Schools: IHEP UP School, Govt Vocational Higher Secondary School, St. George UP School, Sacred Heart English medium High schools located in Moolamattom.

College: St. Joseph's College, Moolamattom, is a liberal arts and science college is situated 5 km away from Moolamattom run by CMI fathers. Established in 1980, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Management, Social Work, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics and English language.

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