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Pineapple City
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Pineapple and Rubber cultivations in Vazhakulam
Coordinates: 9°57′N76°38′E / 9.95°N 76.64°E / 9.95; 76.64 Coordinates: 9°57′N76°38′E / 9.95°N 76.64°E / 9.95; 76.64
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
  BodyManjalloor Panchayath
22 m (72 ft)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0485
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest cityMuvattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam
Lok Sabha constituencyIdukki
Civic agencyManjalloor Panchayath
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Vazhakkulam Junction
Forane Church Vazhakulam Forane Church - vaalllkkullN phorroon plllli-1.JPG
Forane Church
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Stone lamp
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Pineapple Market

Vazhakulam is a village in Muvattupuzha Taluk is in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. This town is known as Pineapple City [1] due to its large-scale pineapple farms.


Another village named Vazhakulam, is located in Aluva.


The town is the largest Asian pineapple market. Kerala Agricultural University established a Pineapple Research Station at Vazhakulam in 1995. The pineapples cultivated there have achieved a geographic indication. Vazhakulam pineapples are marketed as GI tagged products. Rice used to be the main crop of this area in the 1960s and 1970s, but the advent of rubber cultivation turned many rice fields and estates into rubber plantations.


The population of this area largely consists of Syrian Catholic Christians.

Many Hindu families have made this place their home.(?)

Educational institutions




Among the famous Hindu temples in this area are the Lord Subramanya temple, Vallikkada Bhagavathi temple and Pudussery Kalari Bhagavathi temple. [4] Other nearby temples include Sree Dharma Sastha Temple in Mangalloor and Bhagavathi Temple in Kalloorkad.




Vazhakulam lies east of the town of Muvattupuzha on the Muvattupuzha - Thodupuzha road. Nearby towns include:


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