Coordinates: 8°50′20″N 76°38′48″E / 8.83889°N 76.64667°E / 8.83889; 76.64667
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Railway Station
Railway Station
Coordinates: 8°50′20″N 76°38′48″E / 8.83889°N 76.64667°E / 8.83889; 76.64667
Country India
 • BodyGram panchayat
 • Total36,962
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-474-255****
Vehicle registrationKL-02
Nearest cityKollam City (10 km)
ClimateTropical (Köppen)

Mayyanad is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Mayyanad is in the southwestern suburbs of Kollam district, Kollam city about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the city centre and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Paravur Town. Mayyanad can be reached by frequent buses from Kollam city and Kottiyam town and by local train from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram. The bridge connecting Mayyand and Paravur was completed in 2012, making travel to Kollam city easier.

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Mayyanad is situated on the banks of the Paravur Lake and has an Arabian Sea coastline noted for its fishing. Mayyanad railway station is one among the major railway stations in Kollam district.

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Several temples, churches and mosques are in Mayyanad including the Umayanalloor Sri Balasubramanya Swami Temple. Tourists are attracted to the location by the meeting of a lagoon with the sea while the long sandy scenic beaches are ideal for swimming.

Bilimbi Fruits at Mayyanad

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It is the birthplace of several prominent social reformers, such as C. Kesavan[2] and C. V. Kunjiraman. This land also set stage for the childhood and later times of Raman Rajan,Surya Lekshmi,Bharath Rajan. The first Panchayat President was Prof. K. Ravindran who went on to become the founder principal of Mahatma Gandhi Government Arts College in Mahe and Tagore Arts College in Pondicherry.

Kerala Kaumudi[change | change source]

The Malayalam daily newspaper Kerala Kaumudi was founded in Mayyanad in 1911.

References[change | change source]

  1. Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. Kumar, Udaya (2009). "Subjects of New Lives". In Ray, Bharati (ed.). Different Types of History. Pearson Education India. p. 322. ISBN 9788131718186.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Mayyanad at Wikimedia Commons