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|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Alappuzha|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Aroor|
Panavally is a serene village on the northern end of Alappuzha district. It spans from Arookutty on the northern side to Poochackal on the southern side Arookutty was the northern frontier of Travencore which separated it with old Kochi. The old customs house and the summer palace of Travencore King, which is overlooking the backwaters are still there. Different branches of the backwaters of Vembanad surround the village. Geographically, this area is part of the seashore sector of Kerala.The soil and other eco system show, like many regions of Kerala, that this part of the land was emerged from the sea, few centuries ago. The sand in the southern part of this village is a great source of special silica sand, containing high concentration of pure silica. This was being used in many industries, in particular in brick (white) making and in glass industries Southern end is the town Poochakkal, which is a part of this village as well as Thycattuserry village.
The economy in general is agriculture based, but equally supported by the seafood processing industry. Due to the proximity to the Cochin city, this village supplies workforce to the city as well.
Educational and Cultural institutions
Major educational institutions are NSS Higher secondary school, Trichattukulam, NSS LP School, Govt LP school Trichattukulm and Odampally Govt. UP school. Many of the graduates from NSS high school work overseas as far away as Canada, Dubai, Singapore and the USA. Rajeev Alumkal, ( film song writer, )Vivekanandan ( promising young singer)Ahkildas also(Promising young singer his music band name is Sunday showcase.) are few among of them. Chembai Smaraka Kalakendram is a noble institution which trains students in Music and fine arts.Sree Nalpathenneswaram kathakali sangham is an institution which trains kathakali Vesham
Red star arts and sports club has played a major role in shaping up the cultural and sports scenario of the village and at least three or four generations have received contribution from this organization.
Buildings and other notes
Trichattukulam Mahadevar temple, Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple ( where a lot of Kathakali, the traditional art of Kerala happens round the year),Vazatharaveli sree annapoorneswary temple, Odampally temple,Thaliyaparampu Bhagavathy Temple,Edappangazhi Seekrishna Kshetram,Manamkuruchi Muslim Palli are major religious centers.
Some of the other major names that add to the nostalgic memories of the village include the Azad library, Red Star Arts and Sports Club,SNDP Youth movement Vazatharaveli. which cherishes the memories from 1970s ; Vaidyasala of late Velayudhan Vaidyar,Market in Annalathodu, Excellent tutorials,Sunil Talkies,K P Thomas Vaidyar memorial Kuncharath Vaidya Sala & Panchakarma Center,Century Ship Yard , Quality industrials etc.