Chittumala is a rurban settlement in Kollam district that is located on the Kundara - Bharanikkavu stretch of National Highway 183 besides Kallada River. The name Chittumala derived from Malayalam word 'Chuttum mala which means a place surrounded by hills.

Chittumala is the headquarters of Chittumala block panchayat which encompasses 13 Gram panchayats that form the southern shore of Ashtamudi Lake.[1] It is also famous for the ancient Sri Durga Devi Temple and a lake named Chittumala Chira.[2][3]

Shree Durga Devi Temple

Location and connectivityEdit

It is situated about 23 km from Kollam city, 9 km from Kundara and 8 km from Bharanikkavu. It is surrounded by three waterbodies namely Kallada River, Ashtamudi Lake and Chittumala Chira.

The major mode of transportation is Road transport. The village is connected with Kundara, Kollam, Karunagappalli, Chengannur etc. through private buses and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses.[4] The nearby connectivity is Kundara Railway Station (9km) on Kollam–Sengottai Line.

The Kerala State Water Transport Department services are available from nearby Munroe Island.[5]

The nearby airport is Trivandrum International Airport. (73 kms)

Chittumala BlockEdit

Chittumala is one of the block panchayats in Kerala. It has received numerous awards and Swaraj trophy for best local self governing body several times [1]


  1. ^ "Local Self Government Department | Local Self Government Department". Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. ^ mohammed, sham (4 November 2015). "Kunnathur's hopes 'rise' with revival of Chittumala". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Fig.5. Bathymetric map of Ashtamudi lake, Sasthamkotta lake, Chelupola,..." ResearchGate. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Popular Chengannur-Kollam KSRTC services disrupted due to insufficient staff". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  5. ^ "An incredible Ride". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 October 2021.

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