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Koyikkal Palace
Nedumangad is located in Kerala
Nedumangad is located in India
Coordinates: 8°36′12″N 77°00′10″E / 8.60333°N 77.00278°E / 8.60333; 77.00278Coordinates: 8°36′12″N 77°00′10″E / 8.60333°N 77.00278°E / 8.60333; 77.00278
Country India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
 • Body municipality
 • Total 32.52 km2 (12.56 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 60,161
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-21
Aruvikkara Dam
Koyikkal palace

Nedumangad is a municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a suburb of the extended metropolitan region of Thiruvananthapuram city. It is located around 17 km to the north-east of Thiruvananthapuram city on the Thiruvananthapuram — Thenmala State Highway. It is an important centre for the commercial trade in pepper and rubber. A wholesale market set up by the Department of Agriculture (with the assistance of the European Union) is also situated there. It's also the headquarters of Nedumangad taluk.


Nedumangad panchayat was formed on 1936. It was one among the 4 Panchayats sanctioned by Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan-Thiruvithamcore). The others were Paravur, Boothapandi and Perumbavoor.[2]


Nedumangad is located at 8°36′N 77°00′E / 8.6°N 77.0°E / 8.6; 77.0.[3] It has an average elevation of 68 metres (223 feet).

It lies 18 km from Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum) on the way to Ponmudi hill resort. It is the capital of the taluk, and is unique for having no coastal belt or railway lines. [clarification needed]

It is bounded on the west by Trivandrum Taluk, on the east by the State of Tamil Nadu, on the south by Neyyattinkara Taluk and on the north by Kollam District.

Places of interest[edit]

Agasthyarkoodam, a mountain preserve famous for its abundant ayurvedic herbs and medicinal plants is around 50 km away. About 32 km from Nedumangad, en route to the Ponmudi Hill Resort lies the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, which is of particular interest to ornithologists. Near Nedumangad town another Monolithic - Thiruchittapara is located. With Siva Vishnu Temple, lots of monkeys congregated this place. The name Nedumangadu means kadu (forest) of Vishnu, who was called Neduman, Neduvan, and Nediyavan in ancient texts like Chilappadikaram. Vembayam is another famous town in Nedumangadu taluk. Kerala's Numismatic museum is at Koikkal Palace within Nedumangad Town. The palace was the residence of one of the prominent matriarchal lines of Travancore.


Other place nearby[edit]

  • Pathiyanadu Sree Bhadrakali Temple, Mullassery, Karakulam (7.6 km)
  • Kallar - 25.2 km
  • Kinattumuck muslim jamath velavoor
  • Shiva Temple Nedumangadu
  • Aayukshetram - 2.5 km
  • Nedumangad Muslim Jamaath
  • Pazhavadi Ganapathy Temple
  • Melamcode Devi Temple, Melamcode (1 km)
  • Ponmudi (45 km)
  • Meenmutty Falls (30 km)
  • Happyland, Vembayam (Water Theme Park) (15 km)
  • Thirichittoor Rock at Venkavila - (3 km)
  • Koyikkal Palace and Museum - (400 metres)
  • aruvikkara dam-7 km
  • Indian space research organisation- (6 km)
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology-(7 km)
  • Govt .Hospital
  • Poovathoor Mangodu shri Mahavishnu Temple (8 km)
  • Thampuran Para, Vembayam
  • Neyyar dam and Neyyar Wild life sanctuary
  • Govt.Polytechnic college.
  • Ammavan Rock Venkode
  • Thenpara Poovathoor.
  • KELTRON Karakulam
  • Vemble Manalayam SIVA temple 325/96 Vemb Kurupuzha.(Major Siva Temple 9447037651)


Road transport[edit]

  • It is located 17 km to the north-east of thiruvananthapuram city.On the way to thiruvananthapuram-thenkasi state highway. Bus service connected by kerala state road transport corporation (ksrtc).There are also bus connected by Nedumangad to Trivandrum, Eastfort, Attingal, Palode, Vithura, Kattakada, Ponmudi, Kanyakumari, Thenkasi and major cities and towns in Kerala.Volvo bus which connects Nedumangadu to Trivandrum- Kovalam frequently


  • nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station


State Government Offices[edit]

  • Nedumangad Taluk Office
  • Nedumangad, Sub Registrar's Office
  • Nedumangad meteorological department
  • Nedumangad (village office)revenue tower
  • Nedumangad Municipality
  • Nedumangad police station
  • Nedumangad sub regional transport office
  • Nedumangad PWD
  • Taluk Civil Supplies Office


Nedumangad assembly constituency is part of the Attingal (Lok Sabha constituency). C Divakkaran of CPI is MLA of Nedumangad assembly constituency and Dr.A.Sampath of CPIM is MP of Attingal Lok Sabha constituency. [5]


  • Surya theaters(A/C)
  • Rani
  • Surya paradise(A/C)
  • Sree swaraswathi (A/C)

List of hospitals & Other Clinical Establishments[edit]

  • District Hospital
  • RIMS
  • Venad
  • SUT Medical College
  • Dr.Gopinath's Diagnostic Services.

See also[edit]


Nedumangad itself is a Kerala Legislative assembly constituency and is currently won by Ruling party(UDF)Mr.Palode Ravi.

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