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Ponnumthuruthu also known as Golden Island is an island in Varkala of Trivandrum district in Kerala. It is situated in Anjengo lake.The island is a property of a Valiyapurakkal Family. The island also contain a Hindu temple that is 100 years old. Sivarathri festival Sivarathri is a major festival celebrated at the Siva Parvathi temple at Ponnumthuruthu. It is the festival that makes alive the otherwise less frequented island. Many devotees spend the night on the island during Sivarathri and the place lit with lights is an enchanting sight.[1]

Golden Island Varkala
Island
Ponnumthuruthu (Golden Island, Varkala)
Nickname(s): 
Golden Island
Golden Island Varkala is located in Kerala
Golden Island Varkala
Golden Island Varkala
Location in Kerala, India
Golden Island Varkala is located in India
Golden Island Varkala
Golden Island Varkala
Golden Island Varkala (India)
Coordinates: 8°41′56″N 76°44′49″E / 8.69886°N 76.7470°E / 8.69886; 76.7470Coordinates: 8°41′56″N 76°44′49″E / 8.69886°N 76.7470°E / 8.69886; 76.7470
Town Country India
StateKerala
DistrictThiruvananthapuram
Founded byValyapurakkal Family
Government
 • TypeLocal Self Government
 • BodyPanchayat
Area
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0470
Vehicle registrationKL-16
ThiruvananthapuramVarkala
Lok Sabha constituencyAttingal
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAttingal
Websitehttps://golden-island.business.site/

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