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Painavu (India)
Coordinates: 9°50′52″N76°56′32″E / 9.84778°N 76.94222°E / 9.84778; 76.94222 Coordinates: 9°50′52″N76°56′32″E / 9.84778°N 76.94222°E / 9.84778; 76.94222
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-06

Painavu is the administrative headquarters of Idukki district of Kerala, India.




Places of interest

Situated amidst the Idukki Wild Life Sanctuary, Painavu is also home to several State Government institutions such as Civil Station, Idukki and Government Engineering College, Idukki, Ekalavya Model Residential School idukki, District Panchayath idukki, Kendriya Vidyalaya Idukki, Model Polytechnic College Painavu. The Idukki Dam and the Cheruthoni Dam part of the Idukki Hydro Electric project are situated 7 km from Painavu.

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View of Painavu
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Engineering College, Painavu.

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