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Perumpazhuthoor is located in Kerala
Perumpazhuthoor is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°26′0″N 77°6′0″E / 8.43333°N 77.10000°E / 8.43333; 77.10000Coordinates: 8°26′0″N 77°6′0″E / 8.43333°N 77.10000°E / 8.43333; 77.10000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
 • Body Gram panchayat
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695 126
Telephone code 0471
Vehicle registration KL-20
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Lok Sabha constituency Thiruvananthapuram
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Perumpazhuthoor is a village on the shores of Neyyar River, about 3 km away from the taluk municipality of Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. This place lies on the road leading from Neyyattinkara (off NH 47) towards the tourist attraction Neyyar Dam. This place is a pilgrim centre for Sri Narayana Guru pilgrim temple is situated here. The Sri Narayana Guru Temple is located at a lush green scenic spot on the Neyyar's shore.

The another major temple is Sree Vanadurga Devi Temple Perumpazhuthoor. It is situated near Perumpazhuthoor Jn. Major event of the temple is Avittam Festival (Avittamahotsavam) which held on January/February every year.

Perumpazhuthoor boasts of a High School (since grown to a Junior College) which has brought scholars right from the British Raj era. A Polytechnic Institute has come up here recently.

The Holy Temple of Sree Kandan Sastha (Load Ayyappa in the form of "Vana sastha") is situated at Vadacode near Perumpazhuthoor. The temple is on the side of a two Acre area Forest(Kavu) and a "must visit" pilgrim centre. Its calm and quiet atmosphere brings your mind to a holy and relaxed mood. The peculiarity of the temple is the magic natural water source which will not dry throughout the year. The Major events of the Temple are Mandala-Makaravilakku festival during November to January and Painkuni Uthra Festival in April every Year.

The Kerala's Famous Astrological Service Center (VAS or VARAHI Jyothishalayam) is also located here, near to the Holy Sree Vanadurga Devi Temple Perumpazhuthoor.


  • Perumpazuthoor

Geography[edit source | edit][edit]

Perumpazhuthoor is located at

It has an average elevation of 24 metres (85 feet). The town is situated near by the Neyyar River side, one of the principal rivers in Trivandrum district. The river flows to the south part of the town. Water Supply for the town and the adjacent places is obtained from this river. Topography of the town is rather uneven, with higher areas in the downtown. Nearby the town is the hillock Aruvippuram. The Western Ghats form a scenic backdrop to the town. . The nearby sea shore is just 13 km. away in west, and 10 kilometres to the east can take you to the mammoth hillocks of Western ghats. The geology is said to be typical of the Kerala soil - the Laterite and Red soil. The town can still boast of a good green cover in residential and non-residential areas.

Closest cities, towns and villages[edit source | edit][edit]

Neighbouring cities & towns
Poovar beach is 15 km from the town; Kovalam beach is 18 km away. The distance between Perumpazuthoor town and Vizhinjam International Seaport is 17 km. Ponmudi is 55 km from the town. Neyyar Dam (24 km from Perumpazuthoor town), is another popular picnic spot. Kanyakumari is 65 km from Perumpazuthoor town. Kattakada town is 12 km from here.

Wards in Neyyattinkara Municipal Area[edit source | edit][edit]

[5] Neyyattinkara Municipal Area is divided into 44 wards. The respective ward numbers assigned by the Municipality are given in brackets. For official matters ward numbers are generally mentioned in Roman numerals. The wards are: (1). Aralummoodu, (2) Puthanambalam, (3) Moonnukallinmoodu, (4) Koottappana, (5) Pallivilakam, (6) Punnakkadu, (7) Kalathuvila, (8) Vadakodu, (9) Muttakkadu, (10) Elavanikkara, (11) Mampazhakkara, (12) Mullaravila, (13) Perumpazhuthoor, (14) Alampotta, (15) Plavila, (16) Thozhukkal, (17) Vazhuthoor (includes Christ Nagar, Mythry Nagar and Keerthi Nagar), (18) Kollavamvila, (19) Thavaravila, (20) kulathamal, (21) Chaikottukonam, (22) Maruthathoor, (23) Irumbil (includes Arakkunnu and Stuart Nagar), (24) Fort (includes Vadakkey-kotta & Police Quarters), (25) Vlangamuri, (26) Krishnapuram, (27) Rameswaram, (28) Narayanapuram, (29) Amaravila, (30) Pullamala, (31) Pirayummoodu, (32) Olathanni, (33) Chundavila, (34) Athazhamangalam, (35) Kavalakulam, (36) Panagattukari, (37) Nilamel, (38) Manaloor, (39) Ooruttukala, (40) Alummoodu, (41) Town, (42) Brahmamkodu, (43) Athiyannoor, (44) Vazhimukku

These 44 wards are under the surveillance of Neyyattinkara Municipality (a local self-government or LSG). In each ward there is a Ward Councillor democratically elected for a period of 5 years. These Councillors represent the people in the ward concerned. In most of the wards there are Kudumbasree units of Kudumbashree Mission (Kerala) initiated for the development of womenfolk especially unemployed housewives.

Christian Fellowship [edit][edit]

CSI Church Kiliyode

Salvation Army Church Kiliyode

Assemblies of God Church Alampotta

Many more other churches included in the village.

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