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Ponkunnam is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°34′N 76°45′E / 9.56°N 76.75°E / 9.56; 76.75Coordinates: 9°34′N 76°45′E / 9.56°N 76.75°E / 9.56; 76.75
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
 • Body Chirakadavu Panchayath
Population (2012)[citation needed]
 • Total 26,121
 • Official Malayalam, English
 • Other Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686506
Telephone code 04828
Vehicle registration KL-34
Nearest city Kottayam, Kanjirappally.
Literacy 99.8%
Website www.ponkunnamtown.in

Ponkunnam (Malayalam: പൊന്‍കുന്നം) is a census town in the eastern high-ranges of Kerala, India, part of Kottayam district under Kanjirappally Taluk. Ponkunnam literally means 'The Town on a Golden Mountain' (Ponn = Gold, Kunn = Mountain). Nearby towns are Kanjirappally, Manimala and Pala. This part of Kerala is famous for its fertile land and rubber plantations. It is at an altitude of 495 feet above mean sea level.


Ponkunnam is a part of Kanjirappally constituency in legislative assembly (earlier it was part of the Vazhoor constituency) and Dr. N. Jayaraj of Kerala Congress(M) is the current MLA. It is a part of Chirakkadavu grama panchayath. NH 220 (Kollam-Kottarakkara-Kottayam-Theni), the former K.K road (KottayamKumily road), passes through the town.

Religious places[edit]

  • Holy Family Syro Malabar Church - near KSRTC bus station.
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple, is on the way to Manimala, nearly 3 km.s from Ponkunnam Town
  • Ponkunnam Puthiyakavu Temple is near the Ponkunnam private bus stand.
  • Orthodox church is on the Ponkunnam–Thampalakad road.
  • Mosque is near Ponkunnam bus stand & in Manimala road.

Notable persons[edit]



Here, there is one KSRTC Bus stand and one private bus stand. Daily, there are many buses to Kottayam, Changanassery, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Banglore and also to the nearest cities Kanjirappally, Erumely etc.. KSRTC operates a chain service to Pala. KSRTC also operates a chain service from Kottayam to Kumily via Ponkunnam.


The nearest railway stations are Kottayam (33 km) and Changanassery (38 km).


The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, Kochi (94 km).

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