Varapuzha (also known by its former name Verapoly) is a northern suburb of the city of Kochi. It is a census town in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. Situated around 15 km (9 mi) from the city centre and 8 km (5 mi) from Edapally, the areas lies in the NH 66 connecting Vytilla with North Paravur. Its specialty is that considerably large scale paddy cultivating area is situating western part of Varapuzha which is called Devaswompadam, specialised with Pokkali paddy cultivation and interim crop as fish cultivation locally called 'Kettu'. The common work of the natives are fishing and agriculture.


Varapuzha Bridge
Varapuzha Bridge
Coordinates: 10°06′41″N 76°15′27″E / 10.1113133°N 76.2575627°E / 10.1113133; 76.2575627Coordinates: 10°06′41″N 76°15′27″E / 10.1113133°N 76.2575627°E / 10.1113133; 76.2575627
Nearest CityErnakulam
 • Total7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
 • Total24,516
 • Density2,909/km2 (7,530/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKL-42

The Varappuzha Bridge (Near Historical Varapuzha Island) connects Varapuzha (Mannantturuthu) with the neighboring Cheranallur.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Varappuzha had a population of 24,516. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Varappuzha has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 83%. In Varappuzha, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Varapuzha was in news recently, when the theme song of the Indi commandos was pictured here at the backwaters of this Village, by famous director Piryadarshan.[2]

Worship CentersEdit

The majority of population belongs to Christian community. In Chirakkakom and Thevarkad most of the people belongs to Hindu Kudumbi and Konkani community.


  • Mount carmel & St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Latin Rite Church, Varapuzha, ESTD - 1673 November (Former Cathedral of Archdiocese of Verapoly)
St. Joseph Mount Carmel Church - RC


  • Sree Mahadeva Temple, Thirumuppam
  • Sree Kattil Bhagavathy Temple, Mannamthuruth
  • Kuttikkattu Sree JayaDurga Temple
  • Sree Varaha Swamy Temple, Varahapuram
  • Devaswompadam Vanadurga Temple
  • Vishnu Temple Chirakkakom
  • Gurudeva Temple Mannamthuruth
  • SreeNarayana Temple Thevarkad
  • Murtuga Temple Thevarkad
  • Sree Narayana Gurudeva Temple Thundathumkadavu


  • Muhayudeen Jumamasjid Mannamthuruth

Varapuzha Island InstitutionsEdit

  • Mortal Remain of Bishops & Archbishops Resting in Varapuzha Island Mount Carmel & St. Joseph's Church
  • Mother Eliswa (CTC - Servant of God) Resting in Varapuzha Island St Joseph Convent
  • St. Joseph's Monastery of O.C.D. fathers of Manjummel Province (Varapuzha Island)
  • Varapuzha Landing Post Office (85 Years Above)
  • Varapuzha Island Health Center
  • Carmel Welfare Center (CWC) Varapuzha Landing
  • Marian Sneha Nivas (A Unit of Marian sneha bhavan Kochi) Varapuzha Landing - 683517
  • Casadel Riverwood (A Residential project with 28 Villas) Varapuzha



  • St.Joseph Girls HS - ESTD. 1890 (Varapuzha Landing (Island)
  • Holy Infant Boys HS - ESTD. 1909 (Varapuzha Landing (Island)
  • St. George Higher Secondary School, Puthenpally
  • Infant Jesus LP School, Thundathumkadavu
  • Govt.U.P School, Chirakkakom
  • St.Joseph LP School, Mannamthuruthu
  • St.Mary’s LP School Muttinakom


  • Chettibhagam market


Varapuzha(Varapuzha Landing P.O.), Thevarkad, vattapotta, Chirakkakom, Puthenpally, Muttinakom, Mannamthuruth, Thundathumkadavu, Chettibhagam, Devaswompadam,Olanad,Muttinakam

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
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