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A picture of Ayoor Junction
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Ayoor is a Town in Edamulakkal Panchayath of Punalur Taluk, Kollam district, Kerala state, India. Ayoor is located on the M C Road. It is 32 km east of Kollam City, 17 km south of Kottarakara and 55 km north of Thiruvananthapuram City. Punalur City is 19 Km, Anchal is 8 km away and Nilamel and Kadakkal lies south of Ayoor. The place is a commercial center with rubber, paddy, cashew and pepper being the main trading items. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 62 km south of Ayoor. Kollam Junction Railway Station is 31 km away.
"Ayoor/Ayur" the name derived from Kerala's Proud contribution to the World - "Ayurveda". Ayoor has an Ayurveda Hospital which started decades ago and still operative to give relief for those, who needed the ailments. otherwise the name may origin from the old "ay kingdom" of the region "oor means place" This was a Famous Inn, which used by British Travelers and the Travancore Dynasty. The Key point of development is State highway pass through this place which provide the best frequency of transport from all major parts of Kerala. Even neighbor cities are depending Ayoor for the throughout. Ayoor has a High Literacy rate of above 90% and also is proud of its high standards of transportation feasibility, Education and Telecommunication
- Govt.Jawahar H.S.S , Ayoor,One of the leading higher secondary school in the district.
- Mar Thoma College of Science and Technology,Ayur, established in 1995 by the Mar Thoma Educational Technical Training and Research Centre
- Travancore Engineering College, Ayoor, offers courses like Computer Science & Engineering (60), Electronics & Communication Engineering (60), Electrical & Electronics Engineering etc.
- "'St Ann's central school"', Ayoor, one of the leading English medium high school in district.
- "' Cherupushpa Central School "', Ayoor, one of the leading CBSE high school.
- Ambadi Medical Centre, Ayoor
- Annai Nursing Home, Ayoor
- Saritha Ayurveda Hospital, Ayoor
- Holy Angels Dental Clinic, Ayoor
- Divine Dental Clinic, Ayoor
- Govt Ayurveda Hospital, Ayoor