Kundara

Kundara is a census town in Kerala and is part of Kollam Metropolitan Area, India.[2] Kundara is situated 13 km east of Kollam city, 14 km west of Kottarakkara and 24 km north of Paravur. Kundara is significant for its historic involvement in the Indian independence movement.[3] Kundara was once the industrial hub of Southern Kerala, which was the home to prominent industrial companies including Kerala Electricals Limited, the Aluminium Industry Limited of Kundara, and the Lakshmi Starch company. Many of these companies have since failed and Kundara is attempting to revive this industrial tradition by developing Technopark Kollam.[4][5]

Kundara is located on the shores of Kanjiracode Lake, a branch of Ashtamudi Lake which has one of the finest quality Green chromide (Karimeen) fish available in India. This lake recently received Marine Stewardship council recognition for sustainable fishing.[6]

Kundara

Kundara
Census Town
Kundara is located in Kerala
Kundara
Kundara
Location in Kerala, India
Kundara is located in India
Kundara
Kundara
Kundara (India)
Coordinates: 8°59′48.84″N 76°52′19.56″E / 8.9969000°N 76.8721000°ECoordinates: 8°59′48.84″N 76°52′19.56″E / 8.9969000°N 76.8721000°E
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total33,959[1]
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690501
Telephone code+91 (0)474
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-02
Nearest cityKollam (13 km)
Sex ratio1096 /
Literacy93.99%
Civic agencyElamballoor Panchayat
ClimateAm/Aw (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature27.2 °C (81.0 °F)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature24.4 °C (75.9 °F)

History

Kundara has a prominent place in the history of Kerala, having gone through an independence struggle in 1809 due to the Kundara proclamation. The movement was first spearheaded by Velu Thampi Dalawa, and later by the princely state of Diwan of Travancore.[7]

Demographics

As of the 2011 Census of India,[9] Kundara is a census town in Kollam District in the state of Kerala with a total population of 33,959. The population of children aged 0-6 is 3243, representing 9.55% of the total population of Kundara. The female sex ratio is 1096 per 1000 males, against state average of 1084 and the child sex ratio is 993 females per 1000 males, compared to the Kerala state average of 964. Kundara's literacy rate is 93.99%, lower than the state average of 95%. The male literacy is 96.42% and the female literacy rate is 91.80%.

Politics

Kundara is one among the 11 legislative assembly constituencies in the district of Kollam. J. Mercykutty Amma is the current elected member from Kundara constituency and she is one of the sitting ministers in the State Cabinet.[10] Kundara is coming in Kollam Lok Sabha Constituency.

Transport

Kundara and Kundara East are the railway stations in Kundara town. In Kerala it is very rare to have more than one railway station in a town.[11][12] The various town stations form the Kollam-Sengottai branch line which connects Kerala with Tamil Nadu. National Highway 744 (India) and National Highway 183 (India) pass through Kundara, and numerous private operators and KSRTC buses use these highways to move between Kundara and Kollam, Kayamkulam, Punalur, Tenkasi, Madurai, and Tirunelveli. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.

References

  1. ^ "Elampalloor Population Census 2011". Census 2011. Census Population 2015 Data. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Thrikadavur becomes part of Kollam city". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. ^ Rajeev, Sharat Sunder (16 October 2015). "The unsung artist". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Kollam Urban Region". Census 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Kollam city population Census". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Kerala's Ashtamudi lake gets recognition for sustainable clam fishing". The Hindu. 7 November 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  7. ^ Rajeev, Sharat Sunder (6 May 2016). "Home of the brave". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Kundara/Elamballoor Town Census 2011 data". Census2011. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Elampalloor City Population Census 2011 - Kerala". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election - 2016". Elections.in. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Kundara East Railway Station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Kundara Railway Station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
Anchalumoodu

Anchalumoodu is a town and neighbourhood of the city of Kollam, India. It is a historic town near the place, where the Peruman railway accident happened in 1988. Anchalumoodu is 8 km away from Kollam city, 26 km from Paravur and 8 km from Kundara town. College of Engineering, Perumon is very close to this place. Anchalumoodu was a part of Thrikkadavoor till 2015. In May 2015, Government of Kerala have decided to expand City Corporation of Kollam by merging Thrikkadavoor panchayath. Now Anchalumoodu along with Thrikkadavoor is a part of Kollam city.Speciality of Anchalumoodu is that, 75% of it is surrounded by Ashtamudi lake, which is famous for its scenic beauty and attracts hundreds of tourists around the globe to Kollam.

Ankalgi

Ankalgi is a village in Gokak taluk, Belagavi district of Karnataka state in southern India. It is a big village consisting of 64 small villages. Earlier, all this area was popularly known as "Kundara Nadu" and known for its freedom fighters - Deshpandes'. Ankalgi is also famous for the temple of Shri Adavi Siddeshwara. Surrounding villages include Akkatangerahal,Lagameshwar, Gujanal, Suldhal,Yaddalagudd,budihal Hudli, Pachapur and many more. A weekly market is held on Friday where all village peoples gather and arrange the market.

Ankalagi is known for its Jain community. Ankalgi has the 80-year-old Sri Chandraprabhu Teerthankara Jain Temple which is built during the 1920s. Ankalgi is also known for business. Nearly all business is controlled by the Jain community including pharmaceuticals, steel, agribusiness, and retail shops. Ankalgi is also known for 30 number Beedi, Oil Mills,.

Bidi making is an important means of earning a living for the villagers. The trend of Bidi Factories was started by Dastagir Yargatti known as Yallur Dastagirsab to provide occupations to the poor which later become a major business. He started some 12 brands of Bidis namely Vistu, Double Hatti & Dastagir Bidi etc. Later the city had other majors coming in to set up factories like Sinnar, Ganesh bidi etc.,

Ankalgi now has Shiroor Dam which has really helped with irrigation of farms. The main crops of Ankalgi are tobacco, sugar cane, cotton, soybean, and vegetables. Ankalgi also has Kari Basavanna (Black Bull) temple which was famous in olden days.

Ankalgi has more than 10 schools as education is also important to build the village.This village consists of a school named N S F High School Ankalgi "S A High School and S A English Medium School" Vidhyaranya Convent school,which is renowned for its education, culture and discipline. Ankalgi has Bellary halla and streams surrounded by pashapuri bhaavi.

Adavi Siddeshwara fair is famous in the entire Belagavi district. This fair is held annually in March/April.

Aryankavu railway station

Aryankavu railway station (Code: ARY) is a railway station in Kollam, Kerala and falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways.

Avaneeswaram railway station

Avaneeswaram railway station (Code: AVS) is a railway station in Kollam, Kerala and falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways. It is a 'D-Class' (NSG 6) Adersh Station.

Chandanattop railway station

Chandanathoppe railway station (Code:CTPE) or Chandanattop railway station is an 'F-class' halt railway station situated at Kollam–Sengottai branch line of Southern Railway Zone, India. It is one among the 25 railway stations in Kollam district. The station is partially serving the city of Quilon. Chandanathoppe railway station is coming under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways. The nearest major rail head of Chandanathoppe railway station is Kollam Junction railway station.

Indian railways is connecting Chandanathoppe with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirunelveli, Madurai & with various towns like Paravur, Punalur, Kottarakkara, Nagercoil, Varkala & Neyyattinkara. Nearest railway stations are Kundara and Kilikollur. All the Kollam-Punalur-Kollam passenger services and Punalur-Madurai-Punalur service have halts at Chandanathoppe

Ezhukone

Ezhukone is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala between Kottarakara and Kundara India.

Ezhukone railway station

Ezhukone railway station (Code: EKN) is a railway station located in Kollam district of Kerala state, India. Ezhukone railway station is coming under Madurai railway division of Southern Railway Zone. It is one among the 26 railway stations in Kollam district.Indian railways connects Ezhukone with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, and Madurai, and with various towns like Punalur, Paravur, Kottarakkara, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Varkala, Neyyattinkara, and Kanyakumari. The nearest railway stations are Kundara East and Kottarakara. All seven pairs of trains passing through have halts at Ezhukone railway station.

Kallada Boat Race

The Kallada Jalotsavam (കല്ലട ജലോത്സവം)is a popular Vallam Kali (boat race) held on the Kallada River at Munroe Thuruthu on 28 days after Onam (28 aam Onam) in Indian state of Kerala.

The boat race is conducted along the straight portion (nettayam) of Kallada River. Famous achievers in various fields are honoured during the event.

The boat race can be conveniently viewed from Munroe Island (Munroethuruthu in vernacular). Munroe Island holds an important place in the tourist map of Kerala. The country boat sightseeing across Munroe Island conducted by the Kollam district tourist promotion council is the best of its kind in the country. Munroe Island can be reached from Kollam railway station by road (28 km). 12 km from Kundara & 24 km from Karunagapally at North. Kollam is 71 km away by road from the Trivandrum airport.

The competitions will be preceded by a colourful sail-past and mass drill by the boats competing in the race.

Kilikollur railway station

Kilikollur railway station (Code:KLQ) is a railway station in the cashew hub of Kollam city - Kilikollur. Kilikollur Railway Station is coming under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways. The station is one among the three railway stations serving the city of Kollam. Other railway stations in the city are Kollam Junction railway station and Eravipuram railway station. All the trains passing through have halt in this station, except the Tambaram - Kollam special express running on the newly commissioned Punalur - Sengottai line.Kilikollur railway station is situated at Karicode

Indian railways is connecting Kilikollur with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Madurai & with various towns like Punalur, Paravur, Kottarakkara, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Varkala, Neyyattinkara & Kanyakumari. Nearest railway stations are Kollam Junction and Chandanathoppe.

Kollam-Kottarakkara Diocese of the Church of South India

The Kollam-Kottarakkara Diocese is one of the twenty-four dioceses of the Church of South India. It comprises parishes in Attingal, Vembayam, Chenkulam, Kundara, Kottarakkara, Manjakkala, Punalur and Ayiranelloor regions, which span the Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts.

Kottarakara railway station

Kottarakara railway station (Code: KKZ) is a railway station in the Indian town of Kottarakkara in Kollam district, Kerala. Kottarakara Railway Station falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It is a 'D-Class'(NSG 6) Adersh Station. Indian railway is connecting Kottarakkara with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kottayam, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil & with various towns like Punalur, Paravur, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Varkala, Neyyattinkara, Kanyakumari & Valliyur. Neighbourhood railway stations are Ezhukone and Kundara East.

Kundara (Assembly constituency)

Kundara is a legislative assembly constituency in Kollam district of Kerala, India. It is one among the 11 assembly constituencies in Kollam district.

Kundara East railway station

Kundara East railway station (Code: KFV) is a railway station situated in Kundara town in Kollam, Kerala. Kundara East railway station falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways. The station is one of two railway stations in the industrial town of Kundara. Other one is Kundara railway station.

Kundara Johny

Johny Joseph with the stage name Kundara Johny is an Indian actor in Malayalam cinema. He has acted in more than 100 films. He has also done Tamil films like Vaazhkai Chakram and Nadigan. He surprised everyone with the wide range of performance as a Rowdy in Kireedam and then as a reformed person in its sequel Chenkol. He mainly acts in villain roles.

Kundara railway station

Kundara railway station (Code: KUV) is a railway station (NSG 6 category) in the historic industrial town of Kollam, Kundara, Kerala. Kundara Railway Station falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways. The station is one of two railway stations in the industrial town of Kundara. Other one is Kundara East railway station.

Indian railways connects Kundara with various cities in India like Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Madurai & with various towns like Punalur, Paravur, Kottarakkara, Kayamkulam, Karunagappalli, Varkala, Neyyattinkara & Kanyakumari. The nearest railway stations are Chandanathoppe and Kundara East.

List of schools in Kollam district

This is a list of public and private educational institutions in the Kollam district of Kerala, India.

St. Mary's Cathedral, Kundara

St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, located in Kollam District of Kerala, is a Jacobite Syrian Christian Church.

A part of what is claimed to be the Holy Girdle of the Virgin Mary, which according to a medieval legend was dropped by her from the sky to Saint Thomas the Apostle at or around the time of her assumption to heaven, was given to the cathedral in 1972.

Thenmala railway station

Thenmala railway station (code: TNML) is a railway station in Kollam, Kerala, and falls under the Madurai railway division of the Southern Railway Zone, Indian Railways.

Transport in Kollam

Transport in Kollam (Malayalam: കൊല്ലം/ക്വയ്ലോണ്‍) includes various modes of road, rail and water transportation in the city and its suburbs. State-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses, private buses, Indian Railways, state-owned Kerala State Water Transport Department boats & ferry, Taxis and Auto rickshaws are serving the city of Kollam. The city had a strong commercial reputation since the days of the Phoenicians and Romans. Ibn Battuta mentioned Kollam Port as one of the five Indian ports he had seen during the course of his twenty-four year travels.

Kollam is known as the Cashew capital of the world. 90% of India's export quality Cashew Kernels are prepared from Kollam. It is the largest processed cashew exporter in the world. It is the headquarters of the Kollam District. The city of Kollam is home to the largest number of Bullet owners in India. As per the survey done by Royal Enfield in 2009, more than 60,000 bullet owners are there in Kollam city and nearly a lakh across the district. The enfield dealers in the city sells an average of 850 units every month.

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