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View of Tamilnadu from Pamadupara
Coordinates: 9°47′27″N 77°09′28″E / 9.7907800°N 77.1578300°E / 9.7907800; 77.1578300Coordinates: 9°47′27″N 77°09′28″E / 9.7907800°N 77.1578300°E / 9.7907800; 77.1578300
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,600
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Pampadumpara is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala.Cardamom Research Institute is located in Pampadumpara.[1]


As of 2001 India census, Pampadumpara had a population of 16600 with 8295 males and 8305 females.[1]


The origin of the city's name is steeped in natural specialties of this area. The name Pampadumpara is composed of three local language words. That are Pamp means Snake, Aadum means Dance and Para means Rock. As a whole the meaning of the name Pampadumpara is snakes dancing rock. Legend says in this area there were lots of different snakes and they used to dance on top of the rocks and thus the name becomes Pampadumpara.

Ethnic Groups and Communities[edit]

The Village Pampadumpara has people of three religions – Hindu, Christian and Muslim.

Geography and Economy[edit]

Pampadumpara is a beautiful hilly area with its plantations of Cardamom, Pepper, coffee, Tea, Ginger etc. Thus the economy of this area is derived from the geographical features of this village. Cardamom is the most suitable plant for cultivation and it grows in more than 60% of the total area. The latest trend of this village is to find a way to attract the nature loving tourist to their own homes for a short stay.


Road transportation is only available mode of transportation.


Pampadumpara is a 100% literate village. The present trend of education in this area is at least the school completion of +2. Also there are people who completed their Masters considers agriculture as the best means of wealth and taking care of the plantations. The village is found on the way from thekkady to munnar so many tourist are passing this way.


  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)[dead link]