Kadakkavoor

Kadakkavoor is a developing small town in Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala, India.[2]

This commercial and residential area is situated about 32 km north from the capital city Thiruvananthapuram and 33 km south of Kollam. The area has a number of shops, banks, hospitals, sub treasury, commercial establishments, educational institutions and religious centers.

Kadakkavoor
Small Town
Kadakkavoor is located in Kerala
Kadakkavoor
Kadakkavoor
Location in Kerala, India
Kadakkavoor is located in India
Kadakkavoor
Kadakkavoor
Kadakkavoor (India)
Coordinates: 8°41′09″N 76°45′21″E / 8.6857°N 76.7557°ECoordinates: 8°41′09″N 76°45′21″E / 8.6857°N 76.7557°E
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Talukas Chirayinkeezhu
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,362
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695306[1]
Telephone code 0470
Vehicle registration KL-16

Demographics

At the 2001 India census, Kadakkavoor had a population of 25,362 with 12,199 males and 13,163 females.[2]

Transport

Kadakavur Railway Station is an important station between Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport.

Regular buses are available for Attingal, Varkala, Paravur, Chirayinkeezhu, Anchuthengu, Vakkom, Nilakkamukku, Mananakku, Anathalavattom, Kollampuzha, Kaikkara, Nedunganda, Plavazhikom, Vilabhagom, Vettur, Keezhattingal, Perumkulam, Palamkonam, Thoppichantha, Thottikkallu, Alamcodu and Venjaramoodu.

Financial Establishments & Banks

  • State Bank of India, Chekkalavikom Jn.
  • Kerala State Finance Enterprises, Chekkalavikom Jn.
  • Kadakkavoor Sub Treasury, Overbridge
  • Kadakkavoor Post Office, Overbridge
  • Kadakkavur Co-Operative Bank, Chavadimukku
  • Kerala Gramin Bank, Chekkalavikom Jn.
  • The Thiruvananthapuram District Co-Operative Bank, Overbridge
  • Indian Overseas Bank, Mananakku
  • South Indian Bank, Chekkalavikom Jn.
  • Syndicate Bank, Chavadimukku
  • Federal Bank ATM, Nilakkamukku
  • Kosamattom Finance, Chekkalavikom Jn.
  • Muthoot Finance, Chekkalavikom Jn.

Medical Facilities

  • Janaki Hospital, Chekkalavilakom Jn.
  • Mission Hospital, Chekkalavilakom Jn.
  • Govt. Ayurvedic Hospital, Guruvihar Rd.
  • Apsala Ayurvedic Hospital, Chekkalavilakom Jn.
  • R.R Dental Hospital, Chekkalavilakom Jn.

Auditoriums

  • Indira Community Hall, Nilakkamukku
  • Indira Auditorium, Thoppichanda
  • Mass Auditorium, Mananakku

Restaurants

  • Hotel Lathik, Overbridge
  • Hotel Gangothri, Near Police Station
  • Aditya Fast Food, Overbridge
  • Chili’s Restaurant, Chekkalavilakom Jn.
  • Kerala Bakery, Near Railway Station
  • Pavan Bakery, Chekkalavilakom Jn.
  • Preethi Bakery, Chekkalavilakom Jn.

Schools

  • SSPB.HSS, Sree Sethu Parvathy Bhai Higher Secondary School, Chavadimukku
  • SNV.GHSS, Sree Narayana Vilasom Government Higher Secondary School, Perungate Jn.
  • Tolstoy Memorial Public School, Chavadimukku
  • Sree Rama Varma Lower Primary School, Thekkumbhagam
  • Government Upper Primary School, Nilakkamukku

Popular Temples

  • തേവരുനട Sree Subramanya Swami Temple
  • ആയന്റവിള Sree Mahalakshmi Temple
  • ഉരുട്ടുപറമ്പ് Siva Temple
  • കൊച്ചുതിട്ട Sree Bhadra Devi Temple
  • ചെക്കാലവിളാകം Sree Ayyappan Temple
  • മുണ്ടുവിളാകം Mahadevi Temple
  • കാക്കോട്ടു Sree Ayyappan Temple
  • കൃഷ്ണൻ കോവിൽ Sree Krishna Temple വൃന്ദാവനം
  • തോണ്ടലിൽ Sree Ardhanareeswara Temple
  • ഗുരുവിഹാർ Sree Gurudev Temple

Notable people

R.S.Gandhi ആർ.എസ്. ഗാന്ധി an Industrialist, NRI & SNDP Union Life Member supports charitable organizations and did many developments for the temples in Kadakkavur. Such as stages, temple ponds, kavada gopurams and organized many marriages as part of his charity work. He is the grand son of കൈപ്പള്ളി നാരായണൻ മുതലാളി and son of സദാശിവൻ കോൺട്രാക്റ്റർ of Kaipally Family. In 2017 he supported the government officials to make Kadakkavur the first 100% CCTV surveillance panchayat in Kerala. His younger son Mukesh Kumar Gandhi is well known for his social - political activities in the locality.

Vadayil Sadasivan വാടയിൽ സദാശിവൻ one of the well known writer from Kadakkavur. He wrote many books and the famous one was biography of ‘Sree Narayana Gurudevan’.

U.Neelakandan, Vakkom Purushothaman, T.Sarathchandra Prasad and Anathalavattom Anandan are notable politicians and Ex MLA’s from this locality.

References

  1. ^ "India Post :Pincode Search". Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 11 February 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.

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