Location in Kerala, India
|• Total||52.47 km2 (20.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
686507 (Kanjirappally Head Post Office)
|Vehicle registration||KL-34 (Kanjirappally) or KL-05 (Kottayam)|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Nearest cities||Kottayam, Thodupuzha, Pala, Ponkunnam|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Pathanamthitta (Kanjirappally Niyamasabha Mandalam)|
|Climate||Tropical monsoon (Köppen)|
|Avg. summer temperature||31 °C (88 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||23 °C (73 °F)|
Kanjirappally is a taluk and a town in Kottayam district situated about 38 km (24 mi) away from the district capital, in the state of Kerala, India.
Kanjirappally has the highest number of rainy days in Kerala. It receives the highest amount of summer rains, winter rains and northeast monsoons (Thulaam Mazha) in Kerala, making it one of the very few places in India enjoying equatorial rainforest type climate, with no distinct dry season. The well-distributed rainfall pattern of Kanjirappally is the primary reason for the phenomenon of high yield of latex from Rubber plantations in and around the town. The average annual rainfall is 4156 mm.
National Highway (old NH 220 Kollam - Theni now NH 183) connects Kanjirapally to major nearest cities.
The K. K. Road (NH 183: Kollam-Theni) (Kottayam-Kumily Road) connects Kanjirapally to major nearest cities like Mundakkayam (16 km or 9.9 mi), Kottayam (38 km or 24 mi), Kuttikkanam (34 km or 21 mi), Kumily (72 km or 45 mi) and Ponkunnam (5 km or 3.1 mi).
The nearest international airport is Cochin International Airport in Nedumbassery, the nearest railway station is in Kottayam, Changanacherry and the nearest KSRTC bus station is in Ponkunnam.
On 19 July 2017, the Kerala Government has announced the construction of the 5th International Airport in Kerala, Sabarigiri International Airport at Cheruvally Estate of Harrisons Plantations at Manimala, Erumely, situated at the Border of Kottayam District and Pathanamthitta district to facilitate travel of Sabarimala pilgrims.
Kanjirappally assembly constituency is part of Pathanamthitta (Lok Sabha constituency).
Schools and colleges in Kanjirappally: