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Neendakara Port, Kollam
Coordinates: 8°56′19″N76°32′25″E / 8.93861°N 76.54028°E / 8.93861; 76.54028
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0476
Vehicle registration KL-02, KL-
Nearest cityKollam City (9 km)
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

Neendakara is a suburb of Kollam city in Kerala, India [1] .The twin harbours, Neendakara and Shakthikulangara are located here. |url= Trawling ban and withdrawal of the state official start from Neendakara harbour. It is about 10km away from the city center. [2]


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Neendakara Church


Neendakara is 30 km north of Paravur and 14 km south of Karunagappally town.


When Portuguese traders settled in Kollam (then Quilon) in the early 16th century, their ships passed through the Neenadakara bar, now the site of Neendakara Bridge, part of National Highway 66, which connects the village to Sakthikulangara across Ashtamudi Lake.


In Malayalam, Neendakara means "a long bank". [3]

Norwegian Project

The headquarters of the Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community project, established in 1953, was based in Neendakara until 1961, when the site was handed over to the Government of Kerala. [4]

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Panoramic view of Neendakara bridge and Ashtamudi Lake

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