Thopramkudy

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Thopramkudy
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Coordinates: 9°52′53″N77°03′13″E / 9.881454°N 77.053566°E / 9.881454; 77.053566 Coordinates: 9°52′53″N77°03′13″E / 9.881454°N 77.053566°E / 9.881454; 77.053566
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Elevation
860 m (2,820 ft)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685609
Telephone code914868
Vehicle registration KL-06
Nearest Railway StationErnakulam (Aluva)

Thopramkudy (alternately spelled Thoprankudy) is a village in Vathikudy Gram panchayat, in Udumbanchola Taluk located in Idukki district in the State of Kerala in South India. Spread over an area of 27.94 km2, it is one of the spices market in the district of Idukki. The town has a tropical climate with a temperatures ranging from highs of 34.4 °C in the summer to a low of 18.5 °C in the winter, with a healthy rainfall of 3040 mm. Thopramkudy became a village in 1919.

Vathikudy Gram panchayat in Kerala, India

Vathikudy is a Gram panchayat in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala.

Udumbanchola Village in Kerala, India

Udumbanchola is a taluk in Idukki district of Kerala state in India. This is in the high-ranges. Nedumkandam is the major town and capital of Udumbanchola taluk. This taluk borders Tamil Nadu state. This is the biggest taluk in Kerala state and is the location of Mathikettan Shola National Park.

Idukki district District in Kerala, India

Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India, created on 26 January 1972 bifurcating Kottayam District. At that time, the district headquarters was at Kottayam. In June 1976 it was moved to Painavu. Idukki lies in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Idukki is the second largest district in area but has the lowest population density. Idukki has a vast forest reserve area; more than a half of the district is covered by forests. The urban areas are densely populated whereas villages are sparsely populated. Idukki is also known as the spice garden of Kerala.

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Etymology

The name 'Thopramkudy' might have come from two words, 'thopran' (which is the name of a tribal leader) and 'kudy' (which means colony). It is believed that he was the first man to do cultivation and his place/house came to be known as Thoprankudy and eventually it changed to Thopramkudy.

History

Most of those farmers who had migrated to Thopramkudy and its environs consisted mainly of Christian believers. In 12 November 1969, a temple dedicated to Shri Dharmasashta was established to serve the spiritual needs of the Hindus. 60 years ago Sree Dharma Sastha Temple (Ayyappa) was established by the Tribals (Anakootil Krishnankutti, Karikallil Kuttan, Kelan Raman (Mannathiparayil), Thandel Kuttappan etc...). From 1959 on, the said temple lay under the protection and jurisdiction of the great association of hill tribals. As for Christian settlers, Kiliyarkadam church served their needs. When people began to migrate in large numbers, the establishment of a church at Thopramkudy became inevitable. The history of Thopramkudy is the story of the fast progress of a densely populated modern day place which was a few years ago a thick uninhabited forest fit only for wild animals. To tell that story is to narrate the saga of the trials and tribulations, sacrifice and hardships, human effort, goodwill, determination, harmony and togetherness of the people of the Thopramkudy area.

Transportation

Thopramkudy is well connected with other major cities and towns in Idukki district. Alappuzha- Cumbummettu SH 40 is passing through the Thopramkudy town. As it is high-range, there are no railway stations in Idukki. The list of buses and their timing are available in the official website.

Road

Thopramkudy is connected by road to the following places:

Murickassery town in Kerala, India

Murickassery is a major market and educational centre in the Idukki district of Kerala state, South India. This small village of migrant farmers and native Adivasi communities has been developing as an important centre of Idukki. Various spice products provide the life blood for this village and market. Murickassery is situated in Vathikkudy Grama Panchayath.

Munnar Hill station in Kerala, India

Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range. Munnar is also called the "Kashmir of South India" and is a popular honeymoon destination.

Kattappana Municipality in Kerala, India

Kattappana is a municipal town in the Sahyadri of Kerala state, India. It is the main urban centre in the high ranges of Idukki district, situated about 2,788.71–2,952.76 feet (850.00–900.00 m) above mean sea level, in the High Ranges, the high altitude region of Kerala has recently raised to the status of municipality. Kattappana is a CLASS III urban centre. It is the first municipality in high range of Idukki district with the real terraineous touch of Idukki as Thodupuzha municipality is situated in low range. It is a major commercial town and flourished with the boost in production of agriculture and spices. Based on the 2011 Census, it had a total population of 42646, consisting of 21,159 males and 21,487 females.

Rail

The major railway stations near Thopramkudy are Aluva railway station and Kottayam railway station.

Aluva railway station Rail station in Kerala, India

Aluva or Alwaye is one of the important railway stations in Kerala and also the second busiest station in the Indian state of Kerala in terms of number of trains after Thrissur Railway Station. It is an A grade station under Thiruvananthapuram railway division.It is the only railway station for Idukki District because there are no railway lines in Idukki District. It lies in the Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section of Thiruvananthapuram railway division.

Kottayam railway station

Kottayam railway station is located in Kottayam, Kerala state, India. Kottayam railway station is managed by Southern Railway. Kottayam lies on the busy rail route between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. It is an NSG 3 category station. The station is served by several long distance trains connecting most major cities in the country on a daily basis like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bhopal, Pune and Mangalore.

Airport

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (99.3 km) away.

Cochin International Airport International airport serving Cochin, India

Cochin International Airport, Cochin is an international airport serving the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the city, Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model and was funded by nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians from 30 countries.

Religion

Thopramkudy is all about love and equality. For worshiping there are churches, temples and mosques. 60 years ago Sree Dharma Sastha Temple (Ayyappa) was established by the Tribals (Anakootil Krishnankutti, Karikallil Kuttan, Kelan Raman (Mannathiparayil), Thandel Kuttappan etc..), and it was the first temple in Thopramkudy.

Education

The first school was Gov. H.S Thopramkudy. And the nearest college was in Murickassery

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