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Rajakkad
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Rajakkad
Rajakkad (India)
Coordinates: 9°57′50″N77°6′0″E / 9.96389°N 77.10000°E / 9.96389; 77.10000 Coordinates: 9°57′50″N77°6′0″E / 9.96389°N 77.10000°E / 9.96389; 77.10000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Area
  Total32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total16,486
Languages
  Official Malayalam English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685566
Telephone Code04868
Vehicle registration KL-69, KL-06,KL-37
Nearest towns Ernakulam Kothamangalam, Munnar, Kattappana, Cheruthoni, Nedumkandam, Adimali
Lok Sabha constituencyIdukki
Vidhan Sabha constituencyUdumbanchola

Rajakkad is a town in the Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala situated in the Western Ghats. [1]

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Rajakkad has a clutch of beautiful tourist spots such as Kallimali View Point, Ponmudi Dam, Kanakakunnu View Point and Kuthumkal Waterfalls. Located around 28km from Munnar, the Kuthumkal Waterfalls offers a perfect ambience for Nature lovers with the mist emerging from surging waters giving a pleasant experience to all. With most of the residents depended on farming, black pepper, cardamom and ginger plantations can be seen in the region.

Economy

Most of Rajakkad's inhabitants depend on farming. The main crops are elaichi, black pepper, cardamom and ginger.Tourism is also one of the Income generator of this region Including Hotels,Homestays and restaurants.

Demographics

As of 2011 Census, Rajakkad had a population of 16,486 with 8,229 males and 8,257 females. Rajakkad village has an area of 32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi) with 4,094 families residing in it. In Rajakkad, 9.2% of the population was under 6 years of age. Rajakkad had an average literacy of 96.7% higher than the state average of 94%: male literacy was 97.9% and female literacy was 95.5%. [2]

Transport

Private and KSRTC buses reach major cities such as Ernakulam, Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Kattappana, Pala, Adimali, and Kothamangalam. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport 99 km away while the nearest railway station is Aluva railway station 98 km away.

The main routes connecting Rajakkad with other towns are;

Education

Colleges

  • N.S.S College Rajakumari
  • Sanjo College (SCMAS),Mullakkanam Rajakkad
  • SSM College, Rajakkad
  • Nirmala College,Rajakkad
  • G-Tech Rajakkad
  • Govt.ITI Rajakkad
  • IHRD College Rajakkad

Schools

  • S.N.V.H.S.S NR City, Rajakkad
  • G.H.S.S Rajakkad
  • Christhujyothi Senior Secondary School Rajakkad
  • Govt.UPS Pazhayaviduthi,Rajakkad
  • Sharon Public School

Places of worship

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References

  1. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. Kerala, Directorate of Census Operations. District Census Handbook, Idukki (PDF). Thiruvananthapuram: Directorateof Census Operations,Kerala. p. 58,59. Retrieved 14 July 2020.

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