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Kattakada (India)
Coordinates: 8°30′12″N77°05′07″E / 8.5033°N 77.0852°E / 8.5033; 77.0852
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram district
  BodyKattakada Grama Panchayath
  Total22.54 km2 (8.70 sq mi)
 (2011) [1]
  Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0471
Vehicle registration KL-74

Kattakada is a town in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It is situated 13km north of Neyyattinkara town, 18km south of Nedumangad town and 20km east of Capital City Thiruvananthapuram.[ citation needed ]


There is also a Tehsil/Taluk called Kattakada. It comprises 14 revenue villages and 12 Panchayats that surround the town. This taluk was formed in February 2014. [2]

The place name Kattakkada is derived from the Kattaal Devi Temple situated in the town. The word Kattaal in Malayalam translates to Wild Banyan Tree.[ citation needed ]



Kattakada is in the eastern part of Thiruvananthapuram District. It is situated about (22 km) east of Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. To its north, Nedumangad (18 km) and to south, Neyyattinkara (14 km)West Vithura(20km). It is a commercial centre and the second biggest market of hill products in the district [ citation needed ], after Nedumangad. Neyyar Dam, a tourist spot and the core of Agasthyavanam Wildlife Sanctuary [ citation needed ], is only 10 km away from Kattakada at Kallikkad panchyath, towards the east.[ citation needed ]

The nearest railway stations are Trivandrum Central(18 km), Balaramapuram (10 km) and Neyyattinkara (13 km).[ citation needed ]

The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.[ citation needed ]

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