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Poonthura is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°26′25″N 76°56′44″E / 8.44028°N 76.94556°E / 8.44028; 76.94556Coordinates: 8°26′25″N 76°56′44″E / 8.44028°N 76.94556°E / 8.44028; 76.94556
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695026
Telephone code 0471
Vehicle registration KL-01
Nearest city Trivandrum
Lok Sabha constituency Trivandrum

Poonthura is a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, India. It is on the landing path of flights to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.


It is located at .[1]


A bypass of National Highway 47 passes through Poonthura, on its way to Kovalam. Buses, both private and owned by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation ply to Poonthura from East Fort. It is also connected by bus to other parts of the city.

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is around 6 km from Poonthura.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Karamana River falls into the Arabian Sea at Poonthura Pozhi.[2] This is a breath-takingly beautiful place.
  • Puthanpalli Mosque - an important Muslim shrine.

St. Thomas church- A well known church in Trivandrum Archdiocese. Only 6 km distance to railway station

Famous Poonthura Shastha temple & Devi temple are also here. Famous Poonthura Swamy Samadhi are situated here in this place


It is basically inhabited by fisherfolk. A good number of people are employed in foreign countries, especially in the Persian Gulf.


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