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Vandiperiyar (India)
Coordinates: 9°34′12″N77°5′26″E / 9.57000°N 77.09056°E / 9.57000; 77.09056 Coordinates: 9°34′12″N77°5′26″E / 9.57000°N 77.09056°E / 9.57000; 77.09056
State Kerala
District Idukki
Taluk Peerumedu
  Total50.98 km2 (19.68 sq mi)
836 m (2,743 ft)
  Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English [1]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-37
Nearest Town Kumily, Cumbum, Kattappana

Vandiperiyar, IPA:  [ʋɐɳɖipːeɾijɐːr] , is a spice village in Idukki district, Kerala, India. It is known for tourism, tea and coffee plantations, black pepper and other spice products. A number of tea factories are situated in the town. The Periyar River flows through the city.



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Nilgiri langur at Vandiperiyar

It is located at an altitude of 836 m above MSL. [2]

The Periyar River flows through Vandiperiyar.


As of 2011 Census, Periyar village had a population of 22,978 which constitutes 11,397 males and 11,581 females. Periyar village has an area of 50.98 km2 (19.68 sq mi) with 5,749 families residing in it. In Periyar, 9.38% of the population was under 6 years of age. Periyar had an average literacy of 86.38% higher than the national average of 74% and lower than state average of 94%. [3]


Vandiperiyar is on National Highway 183, directly connected with Kottayam. Thekkady is 18 km away.


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Village vegetable shop

Tea, coffee and pepper plantations are abundant. They are the main source of income for many people.

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