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Keezhvaipur is a village in the Mallappally Taluk which is one of five Taluks that makes up the Pathanamthitta district, in Kerala State, India. Keezhuvaipur lies in the bank of river Manimala and is famous for its traditions, cultures, and customs. The town is located on the Kottayam-Punalur State Highway. Keezhuvaipur is 3 km away from Mallappally, 11 km from Kozhencherry and 13 km from Tiruvalla.
Keezhuvaipur is a typical Central Tranvancore village with rubber tree plantations, paddy fields and many NRIs (Non-Resident Indians).
Also Keezhuvaipur has the only police station in the Mallappally Taluk. The Pincode of the town is 689587.
7 kilometers distance between vaipur and Keezhvaipur. Both are banks of river Manimala. In olden days, Vaipur and Chunkappara and nearby places under the police station limit of Keezhvaipur. Vaipur, which is located north of Keezhuvaipur, was very famous in trade in the ancient days. Keezh means 'below'. Keezuvaipur was also famous for its trading links. As it lies below to Vaipur, thus it got the name Keezhuvaipur.
Keezhuvaipur town is located in central Kerala at a location of . The river Manimala flows through Keezhuvaipur. It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9 feet) from sea level. Keezhuvaipur is situated in the basin of the Manimala River which is formed from several streams in the Western Ghats in Idukki district. It flows through Pathanamthitta district and joins Pamba River. As per division of places in Kerala as Highlands, Midlands and Lowlands based on altitude, Keezhuvaipur is considered to be part of the Midlands. The general soil type is alluvial soil. The vegetation is mainly tropical evergreen and moist deciduous type.
Keezhvaipur lies in the SH 9 which connects the district capitals of Pathanamthitta and Kottayam. Both KSRTC and Private buses are available in plenty to link between Kozhencherry and Kottayam. Nearest KSRTC terminal is Mallappally (2 km). Autorikshaws and taxi are available in plenty from Keezhvaipur for travel to remote places.
Nearest railway station is Tiruvalla (13 km) and Chengannur (18 km) The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (101 km). Upcoming Aranmula International Airport is just 15 km away.
The climate in this place is moderate and pleasant. Keezhuvaipur has a very pleasant tropical climate. Its proximity to the equator results in little seasonal temperature variation, with moderate to high levels of humidity. Annual temperatures range between 20 to 35 °C (68 to 95 °F). From June through September, the south-west monsoon brings in heavy rains as Keezhuvaipur lies on the windward side of the Western Ghats. From October to December, Keezhuvaipur receives light rain from the northwest monsoon, as it lies on the leeward side. Average annual rainfall is 315 cm. Although the summer is from March to May, it receives locally developed thundershowers in May.
Keezhuvaipur is a part of Thiruvalla Assembly Constituency and Pathanamthitta Loksabha Constituency. Adv. Mathew T Thomas is the current MLA. In Lok sabha, Keezhuvaipur is represented by the sitting MP from Pathanamthitta, Mr. Anto Antony (Indian National Congress). In Rajya sabha, Keezhuvaipur is represented by the sitting MP from Keezhvaipur itself, Mr. Prof. P J Kurien (Indian National Congress).
Schools in the town are:
- Govt Vocational Higher Secondary School.
- Mallappally Marthoma English Medium School.
- MTLP School Neithelipadi, Keezhvaipur.
- Kizhakekkara LP School, Keezhvaipur.
- Bishop Abraham Memorial College is the nearest college, which is just 10 km away from the town.
The majority of the population is either Christian or Hindu. There are 5 Marthoma churches and one CSI and other Protestant churches for Christian devotees and also there are 2 Hindu Temples, Subramanium and Shiva.
- Church of God (Full Gospel) In India, Perumprammavu
- Church of God (Full Gospel) In India, Town Church, near Police Station
- New India Church of God,
- Assemblies of God Church
- Jerusalem Marthoma Church, Keezhuvaipur
- St. Thomas Marthoma Church, Keezhuvaipur
- Mallappally Marthoma Church, Keezhuvaipur
- Marthoma Church, Parakathanam, Keezhuvaipur
- Karuthamangal St. Paul's Marthoma Church, Narakathani, Keezhvaipur
- St. Andrew's C.S.I Church, Keezhuvaipur
- St. Thomas Evangelical Church Of India, Keezhuvaipur
- CMS Anglican Church, Keezhvaipur
- Ebenezer church, Indian Pentecostal church of god (IPC),Keezhuvaipur
- Subramania Swamy Temple
- Easwaramangalam Mahadeva Temple
The Rev. George Mathen Mission Hospital is the nearest Hospital to Keezhuvaipur. Primary health center Keezhvaipur