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Thumpamon is located in Kerala
Thumpamon is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°43′0″E / 9.21667°N 76.71667°E / 9.21667; 76.71667Coordinates: 9°13′0″N 76°43′0″E / 9.21667°N 76.71667°E / 9.21667; 76.71667
Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
 • Body Thumpamon Grama Panchayat
 • Total 70.84 km2 (27.35 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 98,705
 • Density 975/km2 (2,530/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 689502
Telephone code 0091-4734
Vehicle registration KL-26
Nearest city Pandalam
Sex ratio 1000 Males : 1805 Females /
Literacy 94.09% (91.97% - Females, 96.53% - Males)%
Civic agency Thumpamon Grama Panchayat
Climate Tropical Wet (Köppen)

Thumpamon is a village near Pandalam (5 km Approx) in Kerala, India. One of the greatest attractions of this village is the Achenkovil River, which is renowned for its natural sceneries along the riverbank. The village relies on Non-resident Indian (NRIs) and crops like rubber, coconut, paddy and pepper. Because of Non-Resident Indians, this is one of the wealthiest villages in Kerala. Thumpamon is divided into two regions, Thumpamon North and Thumpamon South, by the Achenkovil River.

Historical & Religious edifices[edit]

  • Thumpamon Vadakkumnatha Temple[1] dedicated to Vadakkumnatha is 500m away from main junction on the banks of Achankovil river.It is the one of the ancient temples in kerala.[2]
  • Thumpamon Valiya Pally[3] (St Marys Orthodox Cathedral/ Thumpamon Bhadrasana Pally) is an ancient church located here. It is the headquarters of the Thumpamon Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The church first was built in 717 and it is among the one of oldest churches in Kerala.[4]
  • Other churches are Thumpamon North Kadisha St Marys Orthodox church,Cheneerkara St Marys Orthodox church,Mathoor St George Orthodox Valiyapally Erom,Thumpamon Marthoma Church,Thumpamon St Thomas Orthodox church and some Orthodox chapels.
  • Pulickal Kalari - Another historical building in this area is pulickal kalari, the traditional gymnasium giving training in attack and self-defense. During the chera chola war numerous Kalaris were established n kerala, turning Kerala into one large insurgent military camp and the famous warrior class of Cheralam (Kerala), the Nairs, formed Suicide Squads for attacking cholas.This kalari might also established during this time. But now only the building existed and the kalri is not functioning,