Sneha Girap

Vazhakulam

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Country  India
University  Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology
Languages spoken  Malayalam, English
State  Kerala
District  Ernakulam

Vazhakulam lies east of the town of Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district on the Muvattupuzha - Thodupuzha road in Kerala, India. This town is famously known as Pineapple City due to large-scale cultivation of pineapple. The town is the largest Asian pineapple market. Kerala Agricultural University established a Pineapple Research Station at Vazhakulam in 1995 to give research support to pineapple farmers. The pineapples cultivated in Vazhakulam has been credited with geographic indication. Today Vazhakulam pineapples are marketed as GI tagged products. Vazhakulam is part of Muvattupuzha Taluk Rice used to be the main crop of this area in the 1960s and 70s, but the advent of rubber cultivation saw many rice fields and estates being turned into rubber plantations.

Map of Vazhakulam

The population of this area largely consists of Syrian Catholic Christians. K. M. George, the founder of the Kerala Congress, is from Vazhakulam.

Many Hindu families have also made this place their home. Among the famous Hindu temples in this area are the Lord Subramanya temple, Vallikkada Bhagavathi temple and Pudussery Kalari Bhagavathi temple located at Avoli.

This place always get confused with South Vazhakulam, a small town in between Aluva & Perumbavoor, representing Vazhakulam Block & Vazhakulam Panchayat.

References

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