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TRIPUNITHURA
Located 10 kms. south-east of Kochi city, Tripunithura is easily accessible by bus. This municipal town which has an area of 18 sq. kms. is a major centre between Kochi city and other important places such as Kottayam, Muvattupuzha and Piravom. Frequent bus services are available to all the major places.

Area
: 18 sq. km.
Time
: GMT +5.30
STD Code
: 0484
ISD Code
: +91-484
KERALA
Located at the southwest tip of India sandwiched between the Arabian sea and Western Ghats on the east. The narrow fertile stripe is mainly divided into three regions. The costal low lands the fertile midland and hilly highland. The lowlands are networked by backwaters, the midlands cater for cultivation crops and the highlands constitute the thick forest and wildlife reserve.

Area : 38,863 sq. km.
Time : GMT +5.30
Population : 3,18,38,619
Languages Spoken : Malayalam, English is widely spoken
International Airports : Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram
Currency : Indian Rupee
Climate : Tropical
Summer: February - May
Monsoon : June - September
Winter: October - January

Kerala is a land of rivers and backwaters. Forty-four rivers (41 west-flowing and 3 east-flowing} criss-cross the state physique along with countless runlets. During summer, these monsoon-fed rivers will turn into rivulets especially in the upper parts of Kerala.

Backwaters are an attractive, economically valuable feature of Kerala. These include lakes and ocean in lets which stretch irregularly along the Kerala coast. The biggest among these backwaters is the Vembanad lake, with an area of 200 sq km, which opens out into the Arabian Sea at Cochin port. The Periyar, Pamba, Manimala, Achenkovil, Meenachil and Moovattupuzha rivers drain into this lake. The other important backwaters are Veli, Kadhinam kulam, Anjengo (Anju Thengu),Edava, Nadayara, Paravoor. Ashtamudi (Quilon).


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