Chirayinkeezhu

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Chirayinkeezhu
Chirayinkeezhu (India)
Coordinates: 8°42′N76°49′E / 8.70°N 76.82°E / 8.70; 76.82 Coordinates: 8°42′N76°49′E / 8.70°N 76.82°E / 8.70; 76.82
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Taluk Chirayinkeezhu
Government
  Type Panchayati raj (India)
  Body Gram panchayat
Area
  Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population
  Total29,907
  Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam,
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
695304
Telephone code0470
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-16
Nearest city Thiruvananthapuram
Lok Sabha constituency Attingal
Website Official website

Chirayinkeezhu is a town in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. It was also hometown of famous Malayalam Film actor Prem Nazir . [1] It is the seat of Chirayinkeezhu taluk.

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Anjengo Fort

The well known Anjengo Fort (Anchutengu kotta) is on the way from Chirayinkil to Varkala via Kadakkavoor.[ citation needed ] Old Portuguese-style churches, the lighthouse, a 100-year-old convent and school, tombs of Dutch and British sailors and soldiers, and the remains of the fort are major points of interest here. Anchuthengu has a beautiful and clean beach. Kaikara village, the birthplace of the famous Malayalam poet Kumaran Asan, is located nearby. In the past, post arrived through the Trivandrum-Cochin Canal at Anchal Kadavu to Pulimootil Kadavu Post Office.

Transport

Chirayinkeezhu is located 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Kerala's capital city Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. Chirayinkeezhu railway station is the nearest railway station. The village is 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and 37 kilometres (23 mi) from Kollam Junction railway station. There are frequent regular private bus services connecting with Attingal, Kadakkavur and Varkala. Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates daily bus services from Thiruvananthapuram, Perumathura and Pothencode amongst others.

Six express trains and all passing passenger trains stop at Chirayinkil railway station. It is on the Thriuvananthapuram-Kollam rail route. The Malabar Express, Guruvayoor-Chennai Egmore Express, Vanchinad Express, Venad Express and Thiruvananthapuram-Kannur Express all pass through this station. Traveling south, Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest major railhead. To the north, Kollam Junction railway station is the nearest main station.

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References

  1. "Chirayinkeezhu" . Retrieved 16 December 2008.