Valiyode

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Valiyode
village
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691520
Vehicle registration KL-24

Valiyode is a village in Kollam district, Kerala state, India. It is the also the first Ward of the Elamad Grama Panchayat in Kottarakkara Tehsil.

Location[edit]

Valliyode is located on the Oyoor-Vappala route, bordering with Veliyam Grama Panchayat. It is situated 29 kilometers from Kollam, located at 76.75 °E 9.00 °N, 30 meters above sea level. It is a hilly area and houses a large number of temples and churches. Some of the famous temples: Chavarumurthi Temple, Kilikkodu. Aayiravalli Temple, Purambil and Thannettu kaavu. The Valiyode Marthoma Church is 2 km away on the way to Ambalamkunnu.

Economy[edit]

The main agricultural products of surrounding areas are Rubber, Black pepper, Cashew, Honey, Tapioca, Bananas and other spices.

Most people are part of animal husbandry.

Nearby places[edit]

Some of the famous nearby places are Kottarakara 12 km, Odanavattom 5 km, Oyoor 8 km, Kottiyam 20 km, Chathannoor 17 km, Anchal 23 km, Kulathupuzha and Punalur 30 km.

Religion[edit]

The majority of the population belongs to the Hindu religion(75%). This village also has a sizable Christian population(25%). Among Hindus, the Ezhava caste forms the dominant community with 80% of Hindus. The rest are Viswakarmas(5%), Harijan(10%). Others form 5%.