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Kerala, God's Own Country, is one of the finest destinations for tourists across the world. CHERTHALA, known in olden times as Karappuram, sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Vembanad Lake with coconut plantations on its banks presents a panoramic landscape. Karappuram vegetables, cultivated on the shining white carpeted sand belt of Cherthala were a delicacy for the Maharajas of Travancore.

Cherthala is a prominent municipal town in Alapuzha district which embraces Kuttanadu, the land of lakes and paddy fields and house boats gliding in serene waters. The two water-front villages Kumarakom and Kumbalangi are the east and north-west boundaries of Cherthala.

Town:

Cherthala is 30 km south of Cochin en-route the national highway 47 leading to Thiruvanathapuram and Kanyakumari. The close proximity to Cochin with its rail road and water connectivity is making Cherthala a satellite town of Cochin city.

Angadi Veedu is situated in a coconut plantation in the Cherthala Muncipal town, at a distance of 62 km from the Kochi International Airport , 2.5 km from Cherthala Railway Station and 1.5 km from Kerala State Transport bus station, Cherthala.

Culture:

This stretch of land is blessed with a lot of historic worship centres of Hindus and Christians embodying its rich cultural heritage. Each one of them is known for its special festivals and associated cultural programmes in which people of all faiths actively participate.

The Christian heritage dates back to 52 AD when the apostle St. Thomas landed on the Malabar Coast . Kokkamangalam Church at Cherthala is one of the 7 churches founded by St. Thomas himself. Pallipuram, Muttom & Arthingal Forane Churches are centuries old pilgrim centres of Cherthala.

Trade:

Agro based coir and fisheries are traditional industries of the area. Varieties of coir products and sea food exported to different parts of the world are mostly processed here.

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