Vavakkad

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Gurudeva Library
Village NPO
SNDP office
Vavakkad
വാവക്കാട്
village
Sndp ground.JPG
Coordinates: 10°10′32″N 76°11′46″E / 10.175499°N 76.196124°E / 10.175499; 76.196124Coordinates: 10°10′32″N 76°11′46″E / 10.175499°N 76.196124°E / 10.175499; 76.196124
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Members of Gramapanchayath Mr. V S Santhosh, Mrs. Bilji Baiju
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 683516
Telephone code 91-484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Climate Tropical wet locator_position = right (Köppen)

Vavakkad is a village situated along the northern border of Ernakulam District, Paravur taluk, Kerala, South India.

Location[edit]

Vavakkad is located 27 km from the city of Ernakulam and 23 km from Cochin International airport, Nedumbassery. National Highway No 66 passes within 1.5 km of the village. Famous Cherai Beach is just 4 km away.

History[edit]

The town's name derives from "Vaval Kadu" (literally, "forest of bats"). It was part of Thiruvithamkoor (Travancore) province before the reunion of states.

Vavakkad was the first village in Kerala to give a monthly pension to senior citizens above 70 years of age. Once famous for the production of coir, this industry is now in decline.

Library[edit]

Gurudeva Memorial library (ഗുരുദേവ മെമ്മോറിയല്‍ വായനശാല) and its surrounding ground is the center of cultural activities in Vavakkad. People meet there regularly to debate public issues. The library was founded in 1954 and named after Sree Narayana Guru, who is considered to be the father of cultural reform in Kerala.

Public figures[edit]

Paravoor Bharathan, a popular comedian in the Malayalam film industry, who expired in 2015 is from here. There are more than 300 films to his credit.

Political representatives[edit]

Name of representative Body Division Position if any
K V Thomas Lok Sabha (House of people, India) Eranakulam
V D Satheesan Kerala Legislative Assembly Paravoor
P S Shyla Ernakulam District Panchayath, Moothakunnam
M P Lathi Paravoor Block Panchayath Vavakkad
K M Abrose Vadakkekkara Grama Panchayath Vavakkad President
Remya Rajeev Vadakkekkara Grama Panchayath Vavakkad

Bus Timing (IST)[edit]

To Paravur Side
7:20 AM (SK)
9:00 AM (SK)
10:10 AM (Dalia)
11:20 AM (SK)
11:45 AM (Dalia)
1:05 PM (SK)
2:40 PM (Dalia)
3:25 PM (SK)
4:40 PM (Dalia)
5:00 PM (SK)
6:20 PM (Dalia)
To Moothakunnam/Kodungallur Side
6:45 AM (SK)
8:20 AM (SK)
9:30 AM (Dalia)
10:35 AM (SK)
11:00 AM (Dalia)
12:25 PM (SK)
1:15 PM (Dalia)
2:00 PM (SK)
3:45 PM (Dalia)
4:20 PM (SK)
5:25 PM (Dalia)
6:00 PM (SK)

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