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Adimaly (India)
Coordinates: 10°00′53″N76°57′22″E / 10.0147600°N 76.956139°E / 10.0147600; 76.956139 Coordinates: 10°00′53″N76°57′22″E / 10.0147600°N 76.956139°E / 10.0147600; 76.956139
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Talukas Devikulam
  Total340.88 km2 (131.61 sq mi)
650 m (2,130 ft)
  Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04864
Vehicle registration KL-68
Nearest city Kothamangalam, Munnar
Lok Sabha constituencyIdukki
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDevikulam
Sex ratio 1005 /
Neryamangalam bridge Neriamangalam bridge.PNG
Neryamangalam bridge
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Adimali town
Govt highschool Adimali Govt. High School.JPG
Govt highschool
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Adimaly is a town in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. [1] National Highway 185 (NH 185) is a highway in India running from Adimali to Kumily through Kattappana and ends in Adoor in Kerala. [2] Adimaly is located on the National Highway 49, now NH 85, known as Kochi-Dhanushkodi National Highway (India) connecting Kochi and Madurai, India. From Adimaly, it is only 27 kilometers to Munnar, which is a famous hill station. [3] The waterfalls Cheeyappara, Adimaly waterfalls and Valara are located nearby. Pepper cultivation is the main agricultural activity of this place. [4] The Ponmudi Dam (294 meter length) was constructed in 1963 across the Panniar river, nearly 15 km southeast of Adimali, on the way to Rajakkad. Adimali is known for its proximity to munnar and natural environment. Adimaly has almost all the basic facilities like roads, educational institutions and hospitals.[ citation needed ]

Idukki district District in Kerala, India

Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India, created on 26 January 1972 bifurcating Kottayam District. At that time, the district headquarters was at Kottayam. In June 1976 it was moved to Painavu. Idukki lies in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Idukki is the second largest district in area but has the lowest population density. Idukki has a vast forest reserve area; more than a half of the district is covered by forests. The urban areas are densely populated whereas villages are sparsely populated. Idukki is also known as the spice garden of Kerala.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

India Country in South Asia

India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.


The former name of the Adimaly area was Mannamkandam, as the name indicates the Mannan tribe once populated the area. Other tribal groups collectively called the Muthuvan were also living in Adimali. Before 1980, the main crops under cultivation were rice as well as pepper and cardamom. Now almost 90 percent of the paddy fields have been modified for other purposes such as residential land, rubber plantations or banana fields.[ citation needed ]

Mannamkandam is a village near Adimali in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala.

Rice cereal grain and seed of different Oryza and Zizania species

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima. As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize.


Adimali is a relatively new town located between Kochi and Munnar. It gained its importance when the Government of Kerala allowed mass settlements of people from the neighbouring districts in the Mid 20th century.[ citation needed ] The majority of the people in area around Adimali migrated from the nearby district of Ernakulam. Since it intersects two major roads and is a popular resting point on the way to Munnar, Adimali slowly grew in size. In the last 15 years,[ when? ] Adimali has emerged as a major population center in the district.

Kochi Metropolis in Kerala, India

Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala and is often referred to as Ernakulam. Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala. As of 2011, it has a corporation limit population of 677,381 within an area of 94.88 km² and a total urban population of more than of 2.1 million within an area of 440 km², making it the largest and the most populous metropolitan area in Kerala. Kochi city is also part of the Greater Cochin region and is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India. The civic body that governs the city is the Kochi Municipal Corporation, which was constituted in the year 1967, and the statutory bodies that oversee its development are the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA).

Adimaly is a small town in Idukki district of Kerala state, India. It is part of Idukki township. Adimaly is located on the National Highway 49 connecting Kochi and Madurai. Munnar -a hill station- is about 30 km from Adimaly. The Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls are located en route to Adimaly. Pepper is the major cultivation in this area. Ponmudi Dam, which is constructed across the Panniar river, is about 15 km from Adimali, on the way to Rajakkad. The dam which was built in 1963 has a length of 294 m. The places nearby to this area are Kuthirayalla, Pettimudi, and Maankulam. Pettimudi area is near to Tamil Nadu.

Munnar Hill station in Kerala, India

Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range. Munnar is also called the "Kashmir of South India" and is a popular honeymoon destination.

Rajakkad Town in Kerala, India

Rajakkad is a town in the Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala situated in the Western Ghats. It is one of Kerala's fastest growing towns.

Adimali for decades served as a commercial hub for many smaller towns nearby such as Kunjithanny, Anachal, Rajakkad, Shanthanpara, Vellathoval, Murikkassery, Thopramkudi, Panikkankudi, Kallarkutti etc. However, the reliance on Adimali by these smaller towns faded during the years due to development of adequate roads and other infrastructure, few have emerged as self-reliant commercial townships.


Adimaly is located in an area with several waterfalls, valleys and hills. It is known for its pepper and cardamom plantations. The area also has a few dams and adjoining man-made reservoirs.

Cheeyappara Waterfall

The rapids of Cheeyappara descend from a height of about 1000 feet, churning with force onto 13 rock slabs in the vicinity of a bridge on National Highway 49. It is one of the few waterfalls one can view from the bottom, standing so close to the water.[ citation needed ] Next to the falls, there is a designated bathing area.

Valara Waterfall

Valara Waterfall is another 1 kilometer from Cheeyapara waterfall en route to Adimaly. One of the tributaries of The Periyar River cascades steeply from the top of a hill to a depth of about 200 feet, into a gorge.

Adimaly Waterfall

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Adimali waterfall

Near the centre of Adimali township, an eponymous waterfall has become an attraction and landmark, accessible from the town.[ citation needed ]


Adimaly generally has a cool climate throughout the year, typical of the higher altitudes, though not as cold as Munnar. Temperatures rarely exceed 26 degrees and never drop below 10 degrees as it usually stays around 17-24 degrees. Though December–January are comparatively cooler than other months. Adimaly is a place with heavy rainfall mostly throughout the year and it is heaviest during the June–September season of southwest monsoon. Rains in Adimaly sometimes continue for hours or even days without any dry spell, which may bring the town to a standstill. New residents frequently relocate to Adimaly, owing to its atmosphere and surroundings.[ citation needed ] This is evident considering the abrupt increase in population both within the town and nearby areas in the recent past.[ original research? ]

Trade and commerce

Historically, this area's economy has depended heavily upon agriculture. Adimaly produces a high percentage of Kerala's total domestic production of spices and is an important spice trading center.[ citation needed ] Industry and secondary development has seen moderate growth, and does not play a pivotal role in the economy. The service sector comprises a very small section of the town's economy.



  • Mar Baselious College
  • SNDP Yogam Training College
  • Stella Maries College
  • Carmelgiri College
  • Logos Academy
  • Morning Star School of Nursing
  • IAS Academy near library road


  • Adimali Gov. High School
  • Sree Vivekananda Vidhyasadan English Medium School
  • SNDP Yogam High School
  • SNDP Vocational Higher Secondary School, Adimali
  • Eastern Newton Public School
  • Viswadeepthi Public school
  • St. Tomas Public school
  • Fathima Matha Girls Higher Secondary School, Koompanpara
  • Hira Balakendra school (for LKG & UKG kids)
  • Carmel Matha High School Mankadavu
  • GOVT.VHSS Deviyar colony

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