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Vandiperiyar (Malayalam:വണ്ടിപ്പെരിയാർ) is a town in Idukki district, Kerala, India. It is famous for tourism, tea and coffee plantations, black pepper and other spice products. A number of tea factories are situated here. The famous river Periyar flows through the city.

Vandiperiyar
വണ്ടിപ്പെരിയാർ
periyar
Town
Lion tailed Macaque at Vandiperiyar
Lion tailed Macaque at Vandiperiyar
Vandiperiyar is located in Kerala
Vandiperiyar
Vandiperiyar
Location in Kerala, India
Vandiperiyar is located in India
Vandiperiyar
Vandiperiyar
Vandiperiyar (India)
Coordinates: 9°34′12″N 77°5′26″E / 9.57000°N 77.09056°E / 9.57000; 77.09056Coordinates: 9°34′12″N 77°5′26″E / 9.57000°N 77.09056°E / 9.57000; 77.09056
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Elevation 836 m (2,743 ft)
Population
 • Total 19,519 (2,001)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 685533
Vehicle registration KL-37
Nearest city Kumily

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GeographyEdit

It is located at an altitude of 836 m above MSL.[1]

The Periyar River flows through Vandiperiyar.

LocationEdit

Vandiperiyar is on National Highway 220, directly connected with Kottayam. Thekkady is 18 km away.

EconomyEdit

 
Village vegetable shop

Tea, coffee and pepper plantations are abundant. They are the main source of income for a large number of people.

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