From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pachalam is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°00′N 76°17′E / 10.00°N 76.28°E / 10.00; 76.28Coordinates: 10°00′N 76°17′E / 10.00°N 76.28°E / 10.00; 76.28
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Cochin

Pachalam is a place located near the city of Cochin, Kerala in India. Goshree bridge road at Marine Drive side ends at Pachalam. Pachalam can also be reached by Chittoor Road. Mulavukad island is on its west, Vaduthala and Chittoor island is on its north, Elamakkara at north east, Mamagalam and Palarivattom is on its east, Kaloor on southeast. It is also beautifully located between Marine Drive, Kaloor and Edapally acting as a connecting link between the most important places in Kochi. Although the roads are very narrow (except for the wide Pottakuzhy Road which is badly maintained), the traffic has grown leaps and bounds, as roads inside Pachalam give a much needed respite to motorists who were looking an alternative to escape from the hardships of motoring through Banerjee Road especially during this phase of Kochi Metro construction.

A Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) study centre is located in Pachalam.[1]


Famous Landmarks In & Around Pachalam[edit]

  • 1. Pottakuzhy Hindu Cemetery (Shmashanam)
  • 2. Pottakuzhy Road
  • 3. Kattungal Temple
  • 4. Pachalam Market
  • 5. P.J Antony Ground
  • 6. The Virus House
  • 7. Little Flower Church
  • 8. PJ Antony Ground
  • 9. Capernum Charitable Society
  • 10. Kattungal Temple
  • 11. Mount Carmel Church, Chathiath
  • 12. Link Park Housing Colony.
  • 13. Lourdes Hospital
  • 14. Goodness Institute of Film and Television
  • 15. SRM Road

Politics & Administration[edit]

Pachalam comes under ward 73 of the Corporation of Cochin. The councillor is Mr. Albert Ambalathingal (Mob:+91 9447810731) of the UDF Party. Also the local MLA is Shri Hibi Eden, again from UDF who also stays very close by.

Pachalam over-bridge was the latest addition to the locality's infrastructure in the year 2015, after a long wait of more than 35 years.

Also local MLA along with Kochi Metro Rail has promised the resident's of Pachalam for the development and widening of the prominent Pottakuzhy road, which is currently encroached by illegal shops and vehicles parked by workshops on both sides of the road making the life of pedestrians miserable. Also the residents of Pottakuzhy Road are eagerly waiting for a footpath and a model road promised to them long time back.