Parathode

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The hills outside Parathode
A scenic shot of the hills overlooking Parathode-idukki, Kerala
  • There are three areas named Parathode in the Idukki/Kottayam districts - one near Nedumkandam and the other one near Kanjirappally.
Parathode
Parathode-Idukki P.O.
town
Coordinates: 9°56′24″N 77°01′52″E / 9.940002°N 77.031026°E / 9.940002; 77.031026Coordinates: 9°56′24″N 77°01′52″E / 9.940002°N 77.031026°E / 9.940002; 77.031026
Country  India
State Kerala
District IDUKKI
Government
 • Body Konnathady
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 685571
Telephone code 91-4868-
Vehicle registration KL-06
Nearest city Adimali
Lok Sabha constituency Idukki
Civic agency Konnathady Panchayat
Climate COOL (Köppen)

Parathode is a town located in the Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. This town is in Konnathady village, which is located in a valley surrounded by hills. The town's name originates from the Malayalam words "para" (rock) and "thode" (small river or creek). The valley is split by a river, which has an abundance of archaeological evidence from Neolithic civilizations. Burial urns, swords, pottery, and other artifacts have been unearthed and suggest that an ancient civilization once lived there.


Location[edit]

Parathode, is 18 km from Adimali. Bus services runs from Adimali through Kallarkutty. It is 20 km from Nedumkandam. The places like Pullukandom, Chinnarnirappu,Kombodinjal, Panikkankudi, Kambilikandom, Muniyara and Konnathadi are nearby.

Education[edit]

  • SN College is an arts college, established in 2013.
  • St. George H.S.S is a higher secondary school.This school was established in 1960 is a well known establishment throughout Idukki district.

The importance this school had on the lives of every parathodian is indeed impeccable. Starting from the early days of migration the school had provided quality education to the hard working people of high range effectively and free. Thus so far this school has given birth to some national level athletes and pupil who is well regarded as idukki's brightest despite the difficulties they faced in the earlier years. Still the school was denied an aided plus two blaming poor infrastructure despite the fact that the facility being one of the first of its class and provided quality education from time to time. The dream of aided plus two is still not realised even though the school now has a very good infrastructure and other facilities.

Religious facilities[edit]

  • Temple named Sree Dharma Swasthra Shethra.
  • Church named St. George Forane, which was constructed under the Idukki Diocese.

Economy[edit]

The State Bank of Travancore, Muthoot Finance, and Co-operative Bank are providing banking services in Parathode. Other services include a head post office, telephone exchange, State bank ATM, ESAF, Milma society, Akshaya Centre, Krishy Bhavan, a veterinary hospital, PHC (near Parathodu), Maveli Store, K.M. Beenamol Stadium, a villager's open market transportation facility and a public library.

Notables[edit]

Group Captain ER Rajappan (senior Indian Air Force Officer) attended St George HS from 1973 to 1976

Chinnarnirappu[edit]

Chinnarnirappu is a hilly area roughly 3.5 km outside Parathode. Chinnarnirappu is believed to be blessed because of the presence of a St. Thomas shrine.

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