Vallicode

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Vallicode
വള്ളിക്കോട്
village
Nariyapuram, Vallicode
Nariyapuram, Vallicode
Coordinates: 9°13′48″N 76°46′16″E / 9.23000°N 76.77111°E / 9.23000; 76.77111Coordinates: 9°13′48″N 76°46′16″E / 9.23000°N 76.77111°E / 9.23000; 76.77111
Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Total 20,750
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 689659
Vallicode Thrikovil temple
Achankovil River at Vallicode
Naranath Bhranthan temple at Rayiram hills

Vallicode (pronounced valli-koad) is a village in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. It is situated at about 7 km from the district headquarters of Pathanamthitta at south-east direction.

Geography[edit]

The northern and southern sides of the village are protected by tall hills and a beautiful green valley emerges in between the hills. The valley, decorated by tall trees and lush green vegetation descends to the paddy fields at the centre, which is watered by the stream originating from the hills, flowing through the heart of the village, like a life-line and reaches the Achankovil River. Vallicode is a wonderful village with temples, valleys, rivers and more. It is home to thrikovil temple and home to many malayalee families.

Post Office[edit]

The postal pincode for vallicode is 689648. Do note - Vallicode is not the same as Vallicode-Kottayam though both are pretty adjacent.

Access[edit]

One can reach Vallicode from Pathanamthitta via Kodumthara - Vazhamuttom - Thazhoorkkadavu Bridge. It is only 6 km from Pathanamthitta City.

Alternatively, one can also arrive via Kaipattoor Kadav Junction on the Adoor - Pathanamthitta route.

Temples in Vallicode[edit]

Thrikkovil Sree Padmanabha Swami Kshetram
This temple is supposedly the second of its kind in Kerala, the first being the famous temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

Thrippara Shiva Kshetram
A temple situated near the river-bed with Lord Shiva as the presiding deity.

Thazhoor Bhagavathi Kshetram
Another Devi temple by the Achankovil River famous for their annual Kumba Bharani festival and Kolam thullal dedicated to goddess Kali.

Mampilalil Ayyappa Kshetram
This is an Ayyappa Temple on the south side of the Valllicode.

Puthiyedathukavu Devi Kshetram
Another Devi (Kali) temple in Vallicode

Ammankovil Bhagavathy Temple
This Devi Temple situate the river-bed of Achankovil and near the Bridge of Kaipattoor.

Educational institutions[edit]

The first civil service officer of pathanamthitta district is from poovannumvilayil family located at this place

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