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|Municipality (Municipal Town)|
St Thomas Malankara Church Kadampanad Estd:-AD 325
|States and territories of India||Kerala|
|List of districts of India||Pathanamthitta district|
|• Total||35.5 km2 (13.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam language|
|Time zone||Indian Standard Time (UTC+5:30)|
|Postal Index Number||691 523|
|Telephone code||91 (0)4734|
|Vehicle registration||KL 26 (Adoor and Places in the Thaluk)|
Adoor , (In Malayalam അടൂർ) is a fast developing municipal town in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala State.Adoor is the one of the Revenue Divisions of Pathanamthitta District Adoor Revenue Division includes (Kozhencherry,Konni,Adoor) thaluks later Adoor Was in Kollam district now it is Pathanamthitta district Adoor is in Pathanamthitta constituency and is also in Pathanamthitta Loksabha constituency.Adoor Thaluk includes 2 Municipal Towns and 3 other smaller towns.It is spread over an area of 35.5 km2.The Municipal Towns and other places in Adoor Thaluk are:
The places in Adoor revenue division is:
Adoor was a Panchayat government body before.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.It has the famous markets of Pazhakulam Chanda(Market in Malayalam),Pandalam Chanda and Parackode Chanda.
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Adoor is located in 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.
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 Kerala Institute of Folklore and Folk Arts functions here. The ancient Bhagavathy Temple at Mannadi has some exquisite stone sculptures. The annual temple festival is held in February to March.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 a lake and tollgate was previously there. The lake of Achenkovil and Kallada River passes through Adoor.
The Famous Personalities in Adoor are :
1.Adoor Prakash (MLA)
2.Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Director)
3.Adoor Bhasi (Actor)
4.Adoor Bhavani (Actress)
5.Adoor Panakajam (Actress)
6.George Mathew (Famous engineer who won award from the President)
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 are 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 center 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 andthe 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 center 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.
Adoor is provided with the best KSRTC bus stand in Kerala.It is well maintained and there are many facilities in Adoor KSRTC bus stand the bus stand has JUNRC A/C Volvo Buses plying in large numbers and also has normal KSRTC buses.Adoor has the Gandhi Park for children with many modern facilities.
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 railway station to Adoor very soon.
The nearest airports are at Trivandrum(Trivandrum International Airport. (110 km)
1.Adoor to Ernakulam = 130 km
2.Adoor to Trivandrum = 85.5 km
3.Adoor to Chengannur = 15 km
4.Adoor to Pandalam = 12 km
5.Adoor to Tiruvalla = 30 km
6.Adoor to Kayamkulam = 30 km
7.Adoor to Konni = 18 km
8.Adoor to Pathanamthitta = 18 km
9.Adoor to Punalur = 30 km
10.Adoor to Kollam = 48.5 km
11.Adoor to Kottarakara = 18 km
12.Adoor to Kottayom = 60 km
13.Adoor to Changanassery = 45 km
14.Adoor to Allapuzha = 65 km
15.Adoor to Mavelikkara = 13.5 km (Estimated Accurate Figures)
Adoor has Literacy rate 99.8%. Adoor has a vast variety of fairs etc. There are shows and elephant parades from various well known temples. There are various schools and colleges and government establishments in Adoor :In Adoor there is the Kettukaycha (Huge Made up bulls Progression)