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Koottickal
Koottickal is located in Kerala
Koottickal
Koottickal
Location in Kerala, India
Koottickal is located in India
Koottickal
Koottickal
Koottickal (India)
Coordinates: 9°34′0″N 76°52′0″E / 9.56667°N 76.86667°E / 9.56667; 76.86667
CountryIndia
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686514
Vehicle registrationKL-34
Nearest CityMundakayam / Kanjirappally
Lok Sabha ConstituencyPathanamthitta
Kerala Legislature ConstituencyPoonjar

Koottickal is a town at the base of Western Ghats mountain ranges in the Kottayam district, in the state of Kerala. It is 2,000 feet (610 m) above sea level and is situated on the eastern border of Kottayam District, 55 km from Kottayam, and around 5 km away from Mundakayam on the NH 220 (Kottayam–Kumily Road). There are streams and waterfalls in the surrounding places. The Muthukora Hills (2,500 ft (760 m) above MSL) are nearby. Urban centres in Kottayam and Ernakulam districts can be viewed from the top of Muthukora Hills.

Location

This village is situated on the banks of Manimala River; Kuttikkanam, Peermade and Thekkady Forest Reserve are close by. St. George's High School is one of the oldest high schools in the Kottayam district.

Economy

Rubber is a prime crop in Koottickal, one of the first places in India where it was cultivated. The Irish planter, John Joseph Murphy nurtured his rubber plantations here. The tomb of Murphy is situated atop the nearby hillock in Yendayaar. The old-world charm of British plantations is still around, with purity of village life. It is one of the most beautiful places in Kottayam district.

Koottickal can be reached from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram International Airports via Kottayam. All the buses to Elamkadu and Yendayar pass through Koottickal.

Schools

  1. Vettickanam KCMLPS
  2. St. George's HS
  3. CMS LPS
  4. KMJ Public School
  5. Little Buds SNDP EMS
  6. JJMMHSS Higher secondary school

Churches

  1. St. George Catholic Forane Church, Koottickal [1][2]
  2. St Luke's CSI Church, Koottickal [3]
  3. St Mary's Orthodox Church, Koottickal [4]

Temples

  1. Palakkunnu Sreedarmasastha Temple, 3 rd mile, Koottickal
  2. Thalunkal Devi Temple, Koottickal

Masjid

  1. Koottickal Muhyadheen Juma Masjid

How to Reach

AC Volvo bus service is available from Technopark to Mundakayam, by KSRTC.

Nearest Airport

Cochin International Airport

Nearest Railway Station

Kottayam

References

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pages/StGeorge-Church-Koottickal/488647941169501 [user-generated source]
  2. ^ "St. George Church Koottikal ::Palai Eparchy:: Syro Malabar Church Parish".
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/StLukesCsiChurchKoottickal [user-generated source]
  4. ^ "Saint Mary Orthodox Church, Koottickal, Kerala - World Orthodox Directory".