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Pozhikkara

Pozhikara
Neighbourhood
Pozhikara regulator bridge
Pozhikara regulator bridge
Pozhikkara is located in Kerala
Pozhikkara
Pozhikkara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°48′39″N 76°39′08″E / 8.81083°N 76.65222°E / 8.81083; 76.65222Coordinates: 8°48′39″N 76°39′08″E / 8.81083°N 76.65222°E / 8.81083; 76.65222
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Civic bodyParavur Municipality
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691301
Telephone code0474
Vehicle registrationKL-02
Nearest cityKollam - 14 km
Nearest townParavur - 2 km
Websitewww.paravuronline.com
www.paravurmunicipality.in//

Pozhikkara or Pozhikara is the Western border town of the Paravur municipality in the Kollam district of Kerala state in India. It is located at the South-Western tip of Kollam's coastal area. It is in the Arabian Sea coast. Pozhikara is a heritage site in Kerala.[1] Visitors, including foreign visitors come to Paravur and Pozhikara to see the estuary, backwaters and beaches. As per the 2018 study report by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute(CMRFRI) of India, Pozhikkara beach is one of the 16 best-kept beaches in India, topper from the state of Kerala.[2]

History[edit]

Pozhikara has an important position in the history of Paravur and Kollam City.[citation needed] Paravur was a trade hub for foreign countries.[citation needed] An ancient document revealing the importance of Paravur and Pozhikara is 'Pozhikara sasanam' built in the 12th century at Pozhikara sivakshetram (later it became a devikshetram). It was encrypted on a 'sila phalakam' in 'vattazhuthu'.[clarification needed] Another mention of Paravur is in 'Unnineeli sandesam' which was written above more than 600 years.[3]

Pozhikara was the administrative headquarters of Paravur before the independence of India. Remnants of old fort, Thaana (police station) and Anchalappees (post office) still remain.[4]

Location[edit]

Pozhikara is about 12 km from Kollam City through Kollam-Paravur coastal road. Pozhikara is 2.5 km away from Paravur town. KSRTC runs daily bus services in Pozhikara-Ernakulam and Pozhikara-Poovar route. Paravur Municipal bus stand is about 2.5 km away from pozhikara.

The nearest important railway station is Paravur Railway Station, which is 2.5 km away from Pozhikara. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coastal Zone Management
  2. ^ "Kerala has 16 of India's best-kept beaches". On Manorama. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  3. ^ Historic Paravur
  4. ^ History of Paravur

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