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Poochakkal Town

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Poochakkal Town
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Poochakkal Town
Poochakkal Town (India)
Coordinates: 9°47′43″N76°21′16″E / 9.7951595°N 76.3545084°E / 9.7951595; 76.3545084 Coordinates: 9°47′43″N76°21′16″E / 9.7951595°N 76.3545084°E / 9.7951595; 76.3545084
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
  BodyTown area Spread in Two Panchayats Panavally and Thycattuserry
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0478
Vehicle registration KL-32
Nearest city Ernakulam
Lok Sabha constituencyAlappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAroor
Civic agencySpread in Two Panchayats Panavally and Thycattuserry

Poochakkal is part of a small island consisting Arookutty, Panavally, Thycattusserry and Pallippuram Panchayaths close to the Kerala Backwaters in Kerala, India. Until the 2006 Kerala Assembly Elections, Poochakkal was part of the Cherthala LAC. After delimitation from the 2011 elections, it became a part of Aroor LAC.

Island Any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water

An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago, such as the Philippines.

Cherthala Taluk/Municipality in Kerala, India

Cherthala is a town located in the district of Alappuzha, in the state of Kerala, India. It is 31 km to Kochi and Kottayam and 22 km north of Alappuzha town, on the Kochi-Alappuzha National Highway NH 47, as well as the coastal rail route. The coastal town is also about 20 kilometers from the historical town of Vaikom Via Ullala -Chempakassery house and the popular tourism destination Kumarakom.

Aroor Suburb in Alappuzha, Kerala, India

Aroor is a census town at the northern end of Alappuzha district and the southern end of the Kochi Bypass in the state of Kerala, India. It is a seafood related industrial area to the south of Kochi. Aroor is a two way entrance to the city of Kochi.



Poochakkal is located about 2 miles (3.22 km) from Vaduthala(Arookutty), 8 miles (14 km) from Cherthala, about 5 miles (8 km) from Vaikom, 12 miles (20 km) from Vytilla Hub and 15 miles (25 km) from Ernakulam.


The economy was based on a water transportation system. Its water canal connects the eastern and western parts of Vembanadu Lake. Now it is directly connected to NH47 at two places by new road bridges at Aroor and Thuravoor. Also new bridge is under construction connecting to Vaikom.

Notable people

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