State Highway 43 (Kerala)

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Indian State Highway 43
State Highway 43
Route information
Maintained by Kerala Public Works Department
Length: 105 km (65 mi)
Major junctions
From: Muvattupuzha Town(KERALA STATE)
Highway system

State Highway 43 (SH 43) is a State Highway in Kerala, India that starts in Muvattupuzha and ends in Theni Town (Tamil Nadu). The highway is 105 km long.[1] The Route Starts from Chali Bridge at Muvattupuzha Connecting to NH 49 towards Kothamangalam.

The Route Map[edit]

Muvattupuzha –Kalloorkad – Kodikulam – Idukki – Mariyapuram – Erattayar – Kattappana – Puliyanmala – Chettukuzhi - Cumbammettu – Cumbam - Theni

Districts connected by State Highway[edit]

SH 43 goes through Ernakulam district, Idukki district districts of Kerala State and Theni district district of Tamil Nadu State .

Townships on the State Highway[edit]

Kattappana and Cumbum are the major towns on the course of this State Highway

Strategic Importance[edit]

When this State Highway is completed, This Route Will be a Shorter and Less Hilly Route to Reach Theni and Madurai in Tamil Nadu state from Cochin City. This Will bring developments to the High-Range (Hilly Region in Central Kerala) Regions of Idukki District as well as Easier, Shorter Way to Reach Thodupuzha Muvattupuzha and Ernakulam. This Route is Essentially a Hill Highway. The route connecting Udumbannoor and Maniyarankudi is still under construction. There is severe objection from the Forest dept since the 10 km route is through the forest land. Historically this SH is through the fort separating princely kingdoms of thekkumkur and vadakkumkur. After construction this will be the shortest and easiest access from high range heartland to reach Kerala townships of Thodupuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam. There is a huge demand from people to complete the construction of this route immediately.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kerala PWD - State Highways". Kerala State Public Works Department. Retrieved 26 February 2010.