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Karukachal, country jappan
town
Karukachal bus station
Karukachal bus station
Karukachal, country jappan is located in Kerala
Karukachal, country jappan
Karukachal, country jappan
Location in Kerala, India
Karukachal, country jappan is located in India
Karukachal, country jappan
Karukachal, country jappan
Karukachal, country jappan (India)
Coordinates: 9°30′00″N 76°38′00″E / 9.5°N 76.63333°E / 9.5; 76.63333Coordinates: 9°30′00″N 76°38′00″E / 9.5°N 76.63333°E / 9.5; 76.63333
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
PanchayathKarukachal
Government
 • TypePanchayath
Area
 • Total22.4 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Elevation
81 m (266 ft)
Population
 • Total20,133
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zone[[UTC+5:30 Literacy]] (IST)
PIN
686540
Telephone code+91- 0481
Vehicle registrationKL -33, KL-05
Websitelsgkerala.in/karukachalpanchayat/

Karukachal is a fast-growing town in Changanassery Taluk in Kottayam district of Kerala state in India. The name "Karukachal" was coined from the words "Karuka"(Karukapullu in Malayalam) which is a type of grass which grew in plenty and "chal" meaning a small body of flowing water. Karukachal in Changanacherry-Vazhoor Road which is almost a century old.

Schools and Colleges

Hospitals

  1. Government Hospital (PH Centre)
  2. NSS Hospital
  3. Mercy Nursing Home
  4. Royal Med Care Centre

Religion

Hindus and Christians constitute majority of the population with a minority of Muslims.

Places of Worship

There are a number of temples in Karukachal. Nethalloor Devi Temple in Kottayam Road, Sree Mahadeva Temple, Vettikavumkal Junction and Ayyappa Temple in Central Junction are the main temples in Karukachal.

St. George's Malankara Catholic Church, St. Joseph's church Champakara, St. Mary's Church Koothrappally, Jerusalem Marthoma Church, St. Thomas Marthoma Church in Kottayam Road are the main churches. There is a mosque on Changanacherry road in the center of Karukachal Town.

Banks and Financial Institutions

All the major banks have branches in Karukachal.
These include:
State Bank of India
Canara Bank
CSB Bank
Federal Bank
Union Bank of India
Kerala Gramin Bank
South Indian Bank
Axis Bank etc.
There are a number of service co-operative banks as well.

Hotels

There is a 4-star hotel in Changanacherry-Vazhoor Road and a number of small restaurants all around Karukachal.

Transportation

Round-the-clock bus services connect Karukachal to Kozhencherry, Changanassery, Erumely, Kottayam, etc. One of the State Highways (SH-09) connecting Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts from Kanjikuzhy to Kozhencherry pass through Karukachal and is the most frequent bus route.

Notable people

References