The white sand dunes, a typical sight around Pallipuram
|• Total||25.53 km2 (9.86 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||KL-32, KL-04|
|Sex ratio||1043 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Alappuzha|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Aroor|
Pallippuram is a village located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Cherthala in the Alappuzha district of the Indian state of Kerala.
A serene village, it is wedged between Cherthala Municipality and the Thycattussery Panchayat. The settlement is surrounded by water on three sides - in the east and west by Vembanad Lake and in the south by the Chenganda River. A bridge provides access to mainland Cherthala while boats and ferry service to Vaikom are also available.
Pallippuram is noted for its whitish sand (due to the high silica content), which has extensive use in the glass and cement industries. Malabar Cements (a fully owned Government of Kerala undertaking) has a major industrial unit operating out of the Industrial Growth Centre at Pallippuram.
Places of worship
A major landmark in the village is Pallipuram Church, built in the 3rd century AD. Palackal Thoma Malpan was born and lived here, heading a Seminary (1818–1855) for teaching priests, the first such run by the St. Thomas Christians, and the antecedent of St. Joseph's Seminary, Mannanam (1833–1894), with which it later merged.