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Melukavu (Melukavumattom) is a village in the eastern part of Meenachil Taluk in Kottayam District of Kerala state, India.[1]

Melukavu (Melukavumattom)

Melukavu
village
Melukavu (Melukavumattom) is located in Kerala
Melukavu (Melukavumattom)
Melukavu (Melukavumattom)
Location in Kerala, India
Melukavu (Melukavumattom) is located in India
Melukavu (Melukavumattom)
Melukavu (Melukavumattom)
Melukavu (Melukavumattom) (India)
Coordinates: 9°47′0″N 76°45′30″E / 9.78333°N 76.75833°E / 9.78333; 76.75833Coordinates: 9°47′0″N 76°45′30″E / 9.78333°N 76.75833°E / 9.78333; 76.75833
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Population
(2001)
 • Total9,352
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686652
Telephone code0482
Vehicle registrationKL-35
Nearest cityKochi
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPalai
Websitelsgkerala.in/melukavupanchayat

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TourismEdit

The place is a major tourist attraction for nature lovers with beautiful hills, streams and rubber plantations that forms a green blanket to the place.The famous tourist spot is Ilaveezha Poonchira. Illickal Kallu is another major tourist attraction in Kottayam district. Even though it is in Moonnilavu panchayath, it is near to Melukavu.

Film shooting venueEdit

The plot of the famous Malayalam film Katha Parayumpol (Year-2007,Starring:Mammootty, Sreenivasan) was set in kurisinkal - the backdrop of Melukavu village. The movie Parudeesa was shot in Erumapra and the movie Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam was set in the scenic beauty of the Melukavu.

GeographyEdit

Melukavu is in the eastern part of Kottayam district and borders with Idukki district on its North-East and North. It shares its borders with Kudayathoor Panchayat in North-East and Muttom Panchayat in North (both are in Idukki district). Bharananganam and Kadanadu Panchayats are in West and Moonnilavu Panchayat is in East.Southern side borders with Thalappalam Panchayat.

Melukavu is at the fringe of the Western Ghats.There are many streams and brooks originating from Melukavu hills and flow southwards through Edamaruku to join Meenachil River at Erattupetta. There is no forest in this village even though, Gadgil and Kasthurirangan included this village in their report.

TransportationEdit

Melukavu is well connected by roads to nearby towns Erattupetta(12 km), Palai(16 km), Thodupuzha(18 km).The state highway SH-44 connecting Pampa(Sabarimala) to Neriyamangalam(Thodupuzha) passes through Melukavu.

There are no railway line passing through Melukavu. The nearest major railway station is in Kottayam (50 km).

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at a distance of 70 kilometres.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census, Melukavu had a population of 9352 with 4578 males and 4774 females.[1]

Educational institutionsEdit

  • Henry Baker College- Government Aided College affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • M.D.C.M.S High School
  • CMS Higher Secondary School
  • St.Paul’s LPS Vakakkadu
  • CMS LPS Ellumpuram
  • St.Antony’s UPS Edamaruku
  • St.Pius X UPS, Piusmount, Konippadu
  • St.Thomas UPS Melukavumattom
  • Melukavu Panchayat LPS, Konippadu

Places of worshipEdit

  • Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Kalluvettam
  • Ayyappa temple Kulathikandam
  • C S I Christ Cathedral Church, Melukavu
  • St.Luke's C S I Church, Caileyland
  • St.Peter's C S I Church, Erumapra
  • St.Thomas Catholic Church, Melukavumattom
  • St.Andrew's C S I Church,Bakerdale, Chalamattom
  • St.Pius X Catholic Church, Piusmount
  • St.Antony's Catholic Church Edamaruku
  • St.Mathiyas C S I Church Ellumpuram
  • St.Paul's C S I Church Erumapramattom
  • Church of God in India (Full Gospel)Church, Chalamattom, Near Village Office.
  • Church of God (Full Gospel) in India, Kolani
  • IPC Peniel Church, Erumapra (anchumala)
  • IPC Church, Kanjiramkavala
  • New India Church Melukavu
  • St.James and St.Philipose C S I Church, Kolani

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-10. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)