Neyyattinkara

Neyyattinkara is municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. The name Neyyattinkara in Malayalam literally means the shore (kara) of Neyyar River. Neyyar River flows from Agasthyarkoodam , the highest peak (1868m above MSL) in southern end of the Western Ghats. The taluk has a total population of 858,991 with 88.6% classified as rural. Most of the urban population lies within the municipality area which is densely occupied.

The municipality of Neyyattinkara is the major town on the banks of Neyyar River. Neyyattinkara lies 18 km to the south of Thiruvananthapuram city on the National Highway 47 to Kanyakumari. The rapidly growing Thiruvananthapuram city has almost reached its outskirts. Aruvippuram, the holy land of Sree Narayana Guru is an important pilgrim centre near Neyyattinkara. Neyyar Dam is another popular picnic spot near Neyyattinkara at Kallikkadu panchayath of Neyyattinkara Taluk. Neyyattinkara is the birth place of renowned revolutionaries like Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai , VeeraRaghavan who fought for Indian independence and against the dictatorial rule of Travancore Diwans. The renowned martyr Veera Veluthampi Dalawa who fought against the British rule in India was born and brought up at Thalakkulam near Neyyattinkara. Neyyattinkara is the land of many uprisings against British rule in India. The brutal crackdown by British military resulted in death of many freedom fighters including Veeraraghavan.

Cities and towns in Thiruvananthapuram

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