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.

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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:

Rail

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

Airport

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

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.

Health

Banking

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