Mundakayam

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Mundakayam
Doorway to highrange
town
Mundakayam Town
Mundakayam Town
Mundakayam is located in Kerala
Mundakayam
Mundakayam
Location in Kerala, India
Mundakayam is located in India
Mundakayam
Mundakayam
Mundakayam (India)
Coordinates: 9°32′15″N 76°53′5″E / 9.53750°N 76.88472°E / 9.53750; 76.88472Coordinates: 9°32′15″N 76°53′5″E / 9.53750°N 76.88472°E / 9.53750; 76.88472
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Government
 • BodyMundakayam Grama Panchayath
Area
 • Total82.67 km2 (31.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total24,512
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN686513
Telephone code04828
Vehicle registrationKL-34
Lok Sabha constituencyPathanamthitta
Civic agencyMundakayam
Mundakayam Bus Stand

Mundakayam, is a town in Kanjirappally Taluk in the Kottayam District of Kerala. It is the doorway to the high ranges of southern Kerala, and is at the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts. The next nearest town, Kanjirappally, is 14 km (8.7 mi) from Mundakayam. Mundakayam has rubber plantations, and greenery. The Manimala River runs through Mundakayam. It is located 48 km east of the district headquarters at Kottayam and 148 km from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. The name Mundakayam is said to be derived from the Mundi cranes that used to be seen along the Manimala River banks.

Economy[edit]

Mundakayam is a land of coffee, pepper, cocoa and natural rubber. The rubber plantations in India had originated from Mundakayam, which was introduced by J.J. Murphy around 1910. An All India Agricultural & Industrial Exhibition was held here in 1967 which was inaugurated by Hindi film maker Sunil Dutt.

Administration[edit]

Mundakayam is part of Poonjar Constituency for Kerala Legislative Assembly Elections and part of Pathanamthitta (Lok Sabha constituency) for Indian General Elections. P. C. George is the sitting MLA. Anto Antony of INC is the MP representing Mundakayam.

Transportation[edit]

Mundakayam is well connected to places like Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kumily, Kattappana, Erumely and Koottikkal. N.H 183 from Kollam to Theni passes through Mundakayam. Both private and state-owned buses operate here from dawn to dusk. Mundakayam's private bus station at the heart of the city is one of the biggest bus stations in Central Kerala. A new KSRTC bus station at Puthenchantha is awaiting inauguration. Mundakayam is connected to major cities Kochi and Trivandrum by KURTC's AC Low Floor Services. Daily buses go from Mundakayam to Chennai and Bangalore. Volvo Multi Axle Services of Kallada to Chennai are also available. A new bypass road is under construction to free the town from traffic block.

Sabarigiri International Airport[edit]

On 19 of July 2017, the Kerala Government announced the construction of the 5th International Airport in Kerala, Sabarigiri International Airport at Cheruvally Estate of Harrisons Plantations at Erumely, situated at the Border of Kottayam District and Pathanamthitta district to facilitate the travel of Sabarimala pilgrims.[1]. The proposed project site Cheruvally Estate is just 15 km from Mundakayam.

Entertainment[edit]

Even though there are no shopping malls in Mundakayam, the town has a lot of shopping complexes. Athiyalil Plaza at the town centre being the biggest. CSI Shopping Complex, Arafa Shopping Complex, Vismaya Hypermarket are some others. Mundakayam have 2 Film Theatres and a Multiplex. RD Cinemas started play in 3 screen on 10-5-2018. The multiplex has one 4K and two 2K screens. The multiplex is owned by Film maker B Unnikrishnan.

Education[edit]

St Joseph's Central School, Mundakayam
  • BBM TTI, Mundakayam
  • Govt. HSS, Murikkumvayal, Mundakayam
  • St. Antony's High School, Mundakayam
  • St.Joseph's Girls High School, Mundakayam
  • CMS High School, Mundakayam
  • YWCA English Medium School
  • MES Public School
  • Kallivayalil Pappan Memmorial School
  • SN Public School, Mundakayam
  • CMS LP School, 31st Mile Mundakayam
  • St Luis LP School, Mundakayam
  • TR&T LP School,Kuppakayam,Mundakayam

Government Institutions[edit]

  • Mundakayam Post Office
  • Mundakayam Police Station
  • Government General Hospital Mundakayam
  • PWD Guest House
  • BSNL Office
  • KSEB Office
  • Village Office
  • Krishi Bhavan
  • Central Excise Office, Mundakayam
  • Excise Range Office, Mundakayam
  • Thiruvithamcoor Devaswam Board Commissioner Office, Mundakayam

Financial Institutions[edit]

Major Religious Centres[edit]

Temples[edit]

Churches[edit]

  • St.Thomas Orthodox Church, Paingana, Mundakayam
  • Mor Ignatius Alias III Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Mundakayam
  • Holy Trinity C.S.I Church, Mundakayam
  • St Mary's Church, ( Roman Catholic - Latin Rite ) Mundakayam
  • St Joseph's Church ( Roman Catholic - Syro Malankara Rite ), Mundakayam
  • Our Lady of Dolours Forane Church, ( Roman Catholic - Syro Malabar Rite ) Mundakayam
  • Bethel Marthoma Church, Mundakayam
  • John Paul Centre Church,( Roman Catholic - Syro Malabar Rite ), 31st Mile, Mundakayam
  • Apostolic Oblates, 31st Mile, Mundakayam
  • San Pio Capuchin Ashram, Mundakayam

Masjids[edit]

  • Mundakayam Muslim Jama Ath Town Juma Masjid
  • Varickani Juma Masjid
  • Masjid As-Salam, Paingana
  • Salafi Masjid

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mundakayam
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22
(0.87)
39
(1.54)
60
(2.36)
155
(6.1)
320
(12.6)
636
(25.04)
596
(23.46)
397
(15.63)
292
(11.5)
326
(12.83)
210
(8.27)
52
(2.05)
3,105
(122.25)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1 2 3 7 10 21 20 17 13 12 8 3 117
Source: Weather2Travel

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