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Ramankary is located in Kerala
Ramankary is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°25′30″N 76°27′50″E / 9.42500°N 76.46389°E / 9.42500; 76.46389Coordinates: 9°25′30″N 76°27′50″E / 9.42500°N 76.46389°E / 9.42500; 76.46389
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 689595
Telephone code 0477
Vehicle registration KL-04,KL-66

Ramankary is a village in the Kuttanad region of India.[1] It is 9 km away from Changanacherry town and 17 km from Alappuzha city. It is one of the villages in Alapuzha on the bank of the Pamba River with picturesque vast paddy fields.


The villages bordering Ramankary include Veliyanau on the north, Mampuzhakkary on the east, Manalady on west and Vezhapra on south.


There is no recorded history on the origin of this land. But the oral history among local people, transferred from generation to generation is a blend of myths and legends. There is reference to Kuttanad in the epic Mahabharata of ancient India. During their exile, the five Pandava princes are said to have traveled through this land. In those days, Kuttanad was part of a dense forest, later destroyed by a forest fire which is also mentioned in the epic. Thus came the place name Chuttanad or the burnt place. In course of time Chuttanad became Kuttanad. One can still see 'kari' or coal if we dig deep into the soil of Kuttanad, pointing to the fact that the place was once a forest, destroyed by wild fire. Ramankary is one of the places latter renamed to end with 'kari' which refers the Malayalam word for charcoal .[2]

During the reign of Chera dynasty that ruled over ancient Kerala, Kuttanad attained an important place in history. One of the powerful kings in the dynasty: Cheran Chenguttavan is said to have ruled his vast kingdom from Kuttanad, when it was also a famous centre of Buddhism.[3]

Ramankary also has a Dharmashasta (Ayyappa) temple.



Ramankary Grama Panchayat comes under Veliyanad Block Panchayat and it is divided into 10 wards.[4]

  • Manalady
  • Ramankary West
  • Ramankary East
  • Mampuzhakary North
  • Mampuzhakary South
  • Puthukkary
  • Oorukkary
  • Vezhapra East
  • Vezhapra Centre
  • Vezhapra West


The Ramankary village has population of 10755 of which 5187 are males while 5568 are females as per Population Census 2011. In Ramankary village population of children with age 0-6 is 1077 which makes up 10.01% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Ramankary village is 1073 which is lower than Kerala state average of 1084. Child Sex Ratio for the Ramankary as per census is 958, lower than Kerala average of 964. Ramankary village has higher literacy rate compared to Kerala. In 2011, literacy rate of Ramankary village was 98.02% compared to 94.00% of Kerala. In Ramankary Male literacy stands at 98.25% while female literacy rate was 97.80%. Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 14.80% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.11% of total population in Ramankary village.[5]

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 2,611
Population 10,755 5,187 5,568
Child (0-6) 1,077 550 527
Schedule Caste 1,592 756 836
Schedule Tribe 12 3 9
Literacy 98.02% 98.25% 97.80%

Points of interest[edit]

  • Dharmashastha Temple
  • District Educational Office of Kuttanadu Educational District
  • First Class Judicial Magistrates Court
  • Govt. Lower Primary School[6]
  • NSS Higher Secondary School
  • St Joseph's Church[7]

Notable natives and residents[edit]