Ezhumanthuruthu is a small "thuruthu" ie island situated 8 km west of Kaduthuruthy town. It falls in Kottayam district, the city of letters. It is a densely populated place of Kaduthuruthy Gram Panchayat.The place is also blessed with the presence of the ancient Devi temple Kunnummel Kavil situated on the top of the Ezhumanthuruthu Hill from where you can have a beautiful view of the surrounding places upto the radious of 10 to 15 kilometers.Now this island village which was unreachable without the help of a country boat is connected with well built high ways with Vaikom, Thalayolaparambu, Kaduthuruthy, Muttuchira, Kallara and other places.

Population comes around 3500. Area comes about 2 square kilometers. It is a twin "thuruthu" comprising of the main land Ezhumanthuruthu and another small thuruthu called Pulithuruthu. The adjoining place to the east is the famous Ayamkudy and on westwards the popular water logged place of upper Kuttanad known as "Mundar estate". The populace of Ezhumanthuruthu is 90% of agriculture labours and small or medium farmers.One can reach Ezhumanthuruthu straight from nearby town Thalayolaparambu by road of 5 km or from Kaduthuruthy town. The nearest railway station is Kaduthuruthy railway station, it is about 6 km away from this place. Long ago, the place was surrounded by rivers. Now any one can access through road.

Ezhumanthurutu is a beautiful island surrounded by Kariyar and Kalathodu near Kaduthuruthy. Mundattel Velu who was once regarded as a great personality of this area lived here at Puthan Pura house. This house was the shelter for many communist leaders like P. S. Srinivasan, Thalavadi Papachan etc during the pre independence and post independence era. His grand daughter Capt. Sarada, a Child Specialist was the first person to go outside the state for a job and served in the Indian Army and held the position of Captain in the Army hospitals in Ladak, Hyderabad and Kolkatta and from there she went to Kuwait and served there for about fifteen years. His sons Dr. Pushpan and Dayandan along with the young Generation like Prabha, chandran etc have contibuted a lot to the welfare of the people of Ezhumanthuruthu.

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Address:8 km west of Kaduthuruthy town
District: Kottayam district
Nearest City: Kaduthuruthy town
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The lowest and highest temperatures recorded are 16.10 C and 37.80 C. There is always a cool, fresh breeze, which makes even the warmest weather readily agreeable. The South West monsoon is from early June to early August. However, slight drizzles persist till early November. Average rainfall is 1100 mm per year. The peak tourist season is from November to March.


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Nearest Railway Station:Kaduthuruthy railway station
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Road Transport:One can reach Ezhumanthuruthu straight from nearby town Thalayolaparambu by road of 5 km or from Kaduthuruthy town.

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Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
This fascinating waterfall descending from a height of 100 ft is located 2 km from Kumarakom. It is a picturesque picnic spot with roaring sound of flowing water and sparking streams meandering through the landscape.

Pathiramanal, meaning (sands of midnight), is an island with enthralling beauty on the island on the Vembanad Lake and is accessible by a boat from Kumarakom .This backwater island is the abode of many exceptional and unusual kind of migratory birds who migrate from various parts of the world. Thus this bird sanctuary of Kumarakom is an ornithologist’s paradise as it is the favorite stamping ground of migratory birds such as cuckoo, darters, egret, herons, teal, and so on. The perfect way to view this sanctuary is skirting it in a boat.

It is a very old town well-known for its 700 years-old churches, the Cheria palli ('small church') with rare and fabulous paintings over the altar and the Valia palli('Big Church') located atop a hillock over a small clump of houses.

Vembanad Lake
The beauty of the back waters cannot be described in words, one has to come to this enchanting landscape to believe its natural beauty with his own eyes. The shining waters which are endless and unbelievable with the naked eyes brings an alluring charisma to the body and mind. An experience taken and preserved for a lifetime. The boat races,house boat cruises,canoeing and fishing are not to be missed at all. The Kettuvalams which have a living room, a bedroom chamber, a bath and a private sit out in the frontal part of the boat is a real pleasure.

The Ettumanoor Shiva Temple
Which lies 12 km north of town, has exquisite wall paintings and sculptures inside the temple. The renowned Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple is situated in the core of Kottayam town.

Vaikom Temple
This Shiva temple is believed to be related with the legendary figure- Parshurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is a magnificent work of art and exhibits the classical style of Kerala Temple architecture.

Elaveezha Poonchira
It is a hill station which is an ideal place for picnics. It has a pool with picturesque beauty and legends say that this pool was used as a bathing place by Draupadi, the legendary persona of Mahabharata. You can trek on the enormous hills of 'Elaveezha poonchira' - a valley where no leaves fall and is named so because this place is devoid of trees.

This is an important pilgrim site both for the Hindus as well as the Muslims. Sree Dharmasastha Temple here is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.

The Vembanad Lake
The rivers and canals of the Kottayam region all gather and empty in to the Verbanad Lake. The lake area provides a good location for picnic amidst the natural surrounding. The lake is being transformed into a back water tourism destination providing activities like boating, fishing and sight seeing.

Aranmula is the place of the impressive boat races of the illustrious Onam festival in Kerala. Barded elephants with beaded umbrellas, boats adorned with flowers and so on make it a fascinating event to witness. Aranmula is also the centre where the bell metal mirror crafts are available.

Vagamon, located at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level is a trekker's paradise. It is an ideal tourist destination and is encircled by lush tea gardens, spectacular meadows and valleys.

Water Bird Sanctuary
One of the significant back water destination is the 14 acre bird sanctuary situated on the eastern banks of the Verbanad Lake. The sanctuary which is the hotspot of the different species of birds as well as the migratory ones .there are to be found water fowls, water ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks,egrets, darters, herons, teals, and the migratory Siberian cranes. Nearby lies the rubber plantations in Kottayam where the churches are also grand.

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Police Station
Kaduthuruthy, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Piravom Police Station
SH 42 , Kerala, India

Ettumanoor Police Station
MC Road - SH 1, Ettumanoor,Kerala State 686631, India

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Alappuzha, Kerala, India 0478 2862391

Kuthiathode Police Station
NH 47, Kuthiathodu, Alappuzha, Kerala, India

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Alappuzha, Kerala, India

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Hail Mary Hospital
Near Perumpilly Church, Mulanthuruthy, Ernakulam, Kerala 680314, India - 0484 2740315

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Nairs Hospital, N H Bypass, Ernakulam, Kerala 682304, India - 0484 2302666

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Near Powerhouse, Vyttila, Kochi, Cochin, Kerala 682019, India - 0484 2301922

Rcm Hi-Tech Multi Speciality Hospital
Rcm Hospital Complex, Hill Palace Road, Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 680301, India - 0484 2776318

RCM Hospital
Hill Palace Road, Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 680301, India - 0484 2776319

Vijaya Insitute Of Medical Sciences
Kamadhenu Apartments, Kadavanthra - Kaloor Road, Kadavanthara, Kochi, Kerala 682020, India - 0484 2205261

Specialist Hospital
K C M Mather Road, Ernakulam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India - 0484 2395952

Samaritan Hospital
Pazhanganad, Kizhakkambalam, Ernakulam, Kerala 680562, India - 0484 2680511

Chaithanya Eye Hospital
Near Sree Krishna Temple, Ravipuram Road, Ernakulam, Kerala 680016, India - 0484 2357135

Ernakulam Medical Centre
Nh Palarivattom, Palarivattom, Ernakulam, Kerala 680025, India - 0484 2807102

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