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Keerampara

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Country  India
District  Ernakulam
Vehicle registration  KL-
Local time  Saturday 11:02 PM
State  Kerala
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Coastline  0 kilometres (0 mi)
Keerampara
Weather  26°C, Wind N at 3 km/h, 77% Humidity

Keerampara is an Indian village in the state of Kerala, India. This place is once blessed with the footprints of all the holy personnel who passed through the Royal route (from Madurai to Kothamangalam).

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Map of Keerampara, Kerala 686681

History

The name itself signifies its contacts with the western countries from time immemorial. This part of the country has names tagged with "para". Contrary to general belief this does not signify a rock. "Para" in the Thracian language means a "village" and thereby Keeram + para makes Keerampara = The Village of Parrots. Similarly Oonjappara becomes the Village of Swings. The [Thracians] had a very good influence in India before the birth of christ especially in the Ernakulam district due to the trade links with ancient Kodungalloor [Musris]].

St. Thomas is believed to have visited this place during his journey to Madura and converted 240 people from Chelad ("Cheladans") into Christianity.

The Keerampara Panchayat is encompassed with many historical locations like the Cheramala, believed to be the summer palace of erstwhile Chera kings; Kalappara, the sword fighting ground of Kings; Ayyappan mudi,the serene temple at the hill top, the royal route of Alwaye-Madura passes through this place. It was formed 1 August 1953 and its first president was the late Sri. Joseph G Chelad.

Geography

Keerampara is a village ensconced at the eastern range of Ernakulam district in Kerala. It borders Chelad about 7 km (4.3 mi) from Kothamangalam, the former seat of the Chera Kings. It covers and Area of 28.745 km2 (11.099 sq mi). The total population is 15,000 with a population density of 522 persons/km2 (200 people per sq. miles.)

The main river in Keerampara Panchayat is the Karickakkuzhy River which runs for 4 km (2.5 mi) and meets at Chelad Erappungal river.

The Chera capital is in its immediate vicinity.

Climate

Two predominant seasons are experienced there: Summer and Rainy season. The maximum temperature reaches about 25 °C (77 °F). Rainfall is about 2,500 mm (98 in) per year. Winter season is moderate there during December and January.

Education

Keerampara has one higher secondary school(st stephen higher secondary school ) and two high schools(st stephen high school ) St.Joseph's high school, Velielchal.

How to reach Keerampara

Nedumbassery airport is just 40 km (25 mi) from Keerampara and the nearest railway station is Aluva which is 35 km (22 mi) from Keerampara. The holy Trikkariyur temple is only 6 km (3.7 mi) from Keerampara. The holy Mar Thoma Cheria pally is 6 km from this place. Keerampara Panchayat contributes mainly to the parish of St.Stephen's Beth Aniyo Valiapalli, Chelad.

Places of tourist interests

  • Periyar river for boat cruise; Thattekkad
  • Salim Ali Bird sanctuary Thattakkad, a protected area for Tropical forest birds
  • Cheramala a historical place
  • Ayyappan mudi (mountain),a trekking destination
  • Nadukani mudi, a trekking cum Catholic religious destination
  • Inchathotti hanging bridge.
  • Palamattam Kaalakadavu echo point.
  • References

    Keerampara Wikipedia


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