KARUNAGAPPALLI, also written as KARUNAGAPPALLY, is a municipality in
Kollam district of
Karunagappalli is situated 27 km
Kollam and 60 km south of
Vadakumthala . The
bound on the north by
Kayamkulam , east by Kunnathur taluk, south by
Kollam and on the west by the
Arabian Sea .It is the major town other
than kollam and most developing place in the district
There is one Government Engineering College situates in
Karunagappally named: College of Engineering
Karunagappally also known
* 1 Tourist attractions
* 2 Demographics
* 3 Economy
* 4 Environment
* 5 Transport
* 6 Politics
* 7 Industries
* 8 References
* 9 External links
The main tourist attraction is the House boat facility in Alumkadavu
which is close (only 3 km) to
Karunagappally town. Sree Narayana
Trophy boat race, an annual boat race is organised in the Kannety
(Pallickal) River, Karunagappally, during the season of
. The famous
Chinese fishing nets can be found on the banks of the
Amritapuri ashram is also situated in vallikavu,which is 8
km from karunagappally. Other tourist attractions are Alumkadavu
Oachira temple, Pandarathuruth Church, Sheik Masjid Mosque,
Padanayarkulangara Mahadeva Temple, Thazhava,
Sasthamkotta Lake etc.
Recently, Azheekal Beach is gaining popularity as a local tourist
Karunagappally was an ancient budhhist site. There was a budha
bhikshu named karinagan who lived in karunagappally. He later became
known as pallikkal puthran( as karunagappally is situated on the banks
of pallikkal river) hence the name karunagappally.lots of traces of
ancient budhhist culture were excavated from various places in and
around karunagappally. A statue of karinagan was placed in front of
mahadevar temple at the heart of the city . Now it has been moved to
India census puts the population of Karunagappalli
Municipality is 25,336. As with the rest of the state the population
of the municipality is a heterogeneous mix of Hindu, Muslim and
Christian community. The high literacy of
Kerala is reflected in
Karunagappalli as well with 94.23% of the population classified as
literate as against the national average of 74.04%.
Karungappalli used to be an agrarian economy until the late 19th
century with coconut , banana , tapioca and paddy as the main crops
grown. With rapid urbanization and the consequent pressure on land the
reliance on agriculture has dwindled. Several cottage and small
industries have now come up in the area in brick making, engineering
and electronics. Proximity to
Kollam (27 km) and the excellent road
and rail infrastructure have helped in this transition.
The area also receives substantial foreign remittances from the large
number of people from here working in the Gulf countries. Fishing
forms the major source of livelihood for the coast dwellers.
Karunagappalli is known for high background radiation from thorium
-containing monazite sand. In some coastal panchayats, median outdoor
radiation levels are more than 4 mGy /yr and, in certain locations on
the coast, it is as high as 70 mGy/yr.
Both road and rail transport are available. Main road transport is
provided by State owned
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
(KSRTC) and private transport bus operators.
Station is on National Highway 47. Buses available from Karunagappally
to Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Kottayam, Kottarakkara,
Guruvayur etc. Local services are also available
to various places in the district. The station operates super fast,
fast passenger and ordinary buses. KSRTC Bus stand is situated in the
heart of the town. Road transport is also supported by private taxis
and autorickshaws also called autos.
Karunagappalli railway station , situated in Edakkulangara falls on
the Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam railway line and only 1.5 km from the
KSRTC bus station. Buses and auto rickshaws are available from and to
the railway station at all time
Express , Kanyakumari-Bangalore-
Kanyakumari Island Express
Sabari Express ,kanyakumari -mumbai-Kanyakumari
Jayanthy Janatha Express ,Nagarcoil-mangalur-
Nagarcoil Ernad Express
Maveli Express ,TVC-Ernakulam-TVC Vanchinad Express
Parasuram Express ,TVC-Shornur-TVC
Venad Express ,TVC-Mangalur-TVC
Malabar Express ,TVC-palakkad-TVC
Amritha Express ,
Rajya Rani Express ,
Thiruvananthapuram-Guruvayoor-TVC Intercity Express,
Visakhapatnam Express ,Trivandrum-Mangalapuram-Trivandrum Express and
Palaruvi Express are the main train connections. Station Code: KPY.
Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport.
Karunagapalli assembly constituency is part of
Alappuzha Lok Sabha
The major employers in the public sector are Indian Rare Earths
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* ^ "
Karunagappalli Population - Census 2011". census2011.co.in.
Census India. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
* ^ Taluks & Villages -
* ^ "CEK - College of Engineering Karunagappally". College of
Karunagappally Tourism at a glance.
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