|Municipality (Municipal Town)|
St.Thomas Malankara Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, Kadampanad, Adoor,Established- AD 325.
|• Total||35.5 km2 (13.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam language, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 (0)4734|
|Vehicle registration||KL 26 (Adoor and Places in the Thaluk)-(Sub RTO)|
Adoor (Malayalam: അടൂർ) is a developing municipal town in the Pathanamthitta district in Kerala State. Adoor is the one of the Revenue Divisions of the Pathanamthitta District. Adoor was previously in the Kollam District.
Adoor is located in the eastern end of Pathanamthitta District and also in the centre of South Kerala and is located near to places like Kayamkulam and Punalur, In the East-West Direction and to the North-South Direction lies Pathanamthitta, Chengannur and Tiruvalla.
Adoor is part of Pathanamthitta District and is a major and big town in Central Travancore, Geographically it is situated between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. Before the formation of Pathanamthitta district in 1982, Adoor was in Kollam district. Adoor's Assembly Constituency is a part of newly formed Pathanamthitta Loksabha Constituency. Later it was in Adoor loksabha constituency itself.
Adoor is also known as Adinte Oor (Meaning in Malayalam: Ad-Means Goat and Ooru means land) it is named so due to the large no. of flocks of poultry there.
The Central Junction of Adoor is a park place and is the main centre of Adoor which serves as a ground for announcements and Speeches it was made by covering a lake and tollgate was previously there.
Adoor is famous for its contribution to arts and culture, as well as for being the birthplace of well-known personalities as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Adoor Bhasi, Adoor Bhavani, Adoor Pankajam, Adoor Govindankutty,Chandralekha, Adoor Prakash, Pazhakulam Madhu, Anil H.H. Well known events in Adoor include Ecumenical Conventions of Christian churches, Ezhamkulam Thookkam in Ezhamkulam Devi Temple, Gajamela at Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Thrichengamagalem mahadevar Temple Ulsavam, Kodumon Chilanthy Temple, and so on.
Mannadi, situated in Adoor is where Velu Thampi Dalawa, the renowned freedom fighter of Travancore and diwan (title), diwan of Travancore Princely State, spent his last days. A historical museum, a statue of Veluthampi Dalawa and an open-air theatre are the major attractions here. The annual temple festival is held in February to March.
Adoor is one of the rainiest places in Kerala. The summer season and rainy season is experienced from April to July. The winter season is from October to January. Mist and fog is experienced here. Moderate temperature is experienced in February and March.
Adoor is one of the biggest producers of coconut, bananas and tapioca. Mousambi is grown here including red coconuts and red bananas. The soil in Adoor is good for cultivation and is from the minerals given by the rivers achenkovil and kallada. A lot of paan trees are grown here (Malayalam word: Kamuk Maram means Paan Palm).
Adoor being the centre of Kerala has good highways and roads for the pleasure of travel and for the shipment of goods.Adoor has the Mc road passing through it till Trivandrum and the NH-183A passing through Adoor connecting Bharanikavu and other major places.The Mc road in Adoor-Pandalam route is a 4 laned road and is very good for travelling without any guters or broken roads.A bypass of MC-Road has been built for travelling to Other places without touching the main Adoor Town.The Bypass starts from Nelimutipaddy in Adoor and ends at Karuvatta in Adoor nearly the end of Adoor.The Kayamkulam-Punalur road also passes through Adoor making it the centre of Kayamkulam and Punalur.People mostly use MC-Road in Adoor for travelling to Trivandrum other than using NH-47 to avoid traffic-jams and heat of the coastal areas touching the NH-47.The MC-Road gives pleasure and safety to travellers with no traffic-jams so people mostly take the Adoor-Trivandrum route for travelling to Trivandrum.Also with the NH-220 connecting Kollam.
The nearest railway stations are at Kayamkulam, Chengannur and Tiruvalla. A railway station was implemented to come in Adoor but this plan was shifted to Mavelikkara. Now ideas are being put up for bringing a major railway station to Adoor very soon.The proposed railway station will be having railway flyovers and nearly 8 tracks with a big station.
Adoor Thaluk includes two municipal towns and other smaller towns. The revenue division includes 2 municipal towns.
The places in Adoor revenue division is:
Adoor was a Panchayat government body before the 90s. It was changed into municipality in the same time when Tiruvalla was made a municipality. It is a holy town and is well known throughout Kerala and has lot of places of interest. Adoor is a cultural capital of central Kerala.
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