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Kozhencherry is a small town in Pathanamthitta district of Central Travancore region (South Central Kerala) in Kerala state, South India. It is on the banks of river Pampa. It is a commercial centre with many of the Banks and trade companies have their establishments here. It is believed that once the Kovilans of Thekencore kingdom's ruled this area. Kozhencherry used to be a part of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom.
One of the five Taluks in Pathanamthitta district is also named Kozhencherry. The other taluks are Tiruvalla, Mallapally, Ranni, and Adoor.
Kozhencherry is a charming town and a famous Christian pilgrim center, situated at the banks of Pamba, in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. It is located 13 km from Pathanamthitta and is about 240 km north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
For many centuries, Kozhencherry has been recognized as a major center of Christian culture and influence. Maramon Convention, held at Maramon nearby, is a major event attended by Christians from all over the country. It is the biggest Christian gathering in Asia, presided over by scholars of Christianity drawn from India and abroad.
Cochin International Airport (155 km to the north) and Trivandrum International Airport (135 km – to the south) serves Kozhencherry. Nearest railway station is at Chengannur.
Kozhencherry is a major town in Pathanamthitta district of Central Travancore region (South Central Kerala) in Kerala state.Kozhencherry is one of the five Taluks in Pathanamthitta district. Pathanamthitta town is the capital of Kozhencherry Taluk. The other taluks are Tiruvalla, Mallapally, Ranni, and Adoor.The district was made up from combining areas from the Alappuzha, Idukki and Kollam districts. Major towns in the district are Pathanmthitta, Tiruvalla, Adoor, Ranni, Konni, Mallappally and Kozhencherry. More than 50% of the geographical area is covered by forests.Kozhencherry is a [major] trading and business centre in Central Travancore. It is a fast developing town in Central Travancore. It is also happening as a major IT Hub.Maramon is a small town on the Pampa River, opposite to Kozhencherry town. The river-bed of the Pampa here witnesses the annual Maramon Convention, the largest Christian gathering in Asia. Aranmula is a suburb of Kozhencherry. It is the venue of the annual snake boat race on the Pampa; the place is also famous for its metal mirrors.Vinjana Kalavedi, founded by a French Artist Lueba Schield is in Aranmula, on the way to Kozhencherry.The proposed [Pathanamthitta International Airport] [PIA]in Aranmula is just 2 km from the main town.The "Greater Kozhencherry" region consists of Kozhencherry and near by areas like Mallappuzhasseri, Thottappuzhasseri, Koipram, Aranmula, Kidangannur, Mezhuveli, Kulanada, Naranganam, Elanthur, Cherukol, Ayirur, and Thadiyur.The population of Kozhencherry consissts of Syrian Christians,Muslims,Hindu Nairs, Brahmins, Ezhavas, Scheduled Castes, and Konkanis.The main languages of Kozhencherry are Malayalam, English, Tamil, Konkani, and Aramaic (Syriac).
The Kozhencherry is called the god's own country, as the Padikkal Travels takes you to the place.
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Padikkal Travels takes to the city called Salem, the name 'Salem' appears to have been derived from Sela or Shalya by which the term refers to the country around the hills, as in the inscriptions. Local tradition claims Salem as the birth place of Tamil poetess Avvaiyar. Salem is also well known for MANGOES.
Salem Padikkal Travels is the one of the town of Tamil Nadu located in the Western part of the southern most state of India. Almost completely surrounded by hills, Salem is one of the major textile centres in the World. Salem city had population of about 693,236 according to the census of 2001. Also a survey of 2006 says that the current estimated population is about 8.4 lakhs. Also Salem city is said to be the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu in landscape.
Salem Padikkal Travels is also called as Steel City, Agro City, Limestone City, Electric City, and Mango City. Which itself gives a definition for the name ‘SALEM’.
The reason for the names is,
Steel city - The Salem is the Existence of Steel plant in the City.
Agro City- Salem is gifted with large area of Agricultural lands in and around the city and Salem District.
Limestone City- Salem Padikkal Travels is also gifted with natural resource like Limestone, Magnesium carbonate and iron ore in the foothills of yercaud. Thus the availability of limestone gives this name to the city. Electric City- The power grid in Mettur Dam situated near the city. This is a very important source of power for northern parts of TamilNadu and even to Bangalore city in Karnataka. Mango City- This is the name this city is called right from the earlier days. Salem is larger and biggest market in south India for Mangoes.
Salem Padikkal Travels. About this sound pronunciation is a city and a corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located in the north central part of the southernmost state of India. It is the 5th largest Municipal Corporation and Urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu next to Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy.
Salem Padikkal Travels is a part of the Kongu Nadu, an ancient division of Tamilakam comprising the western Tamil Nadu. Almost completely surrounded by hills, Salem is at the base of the renowned tourist destination of Yercaud hills, which offers breathtaking views both along the ride up the hill and from the peak. There are also remote sites of beauty such as Kiliyur Falls and Kavery peak. Yercaud is at an altitude of 1600 m above mean sea level.
Salem Padikkal Travels city is surrounded by a natural amphitheater of hills formed by the Nagaramalai to the north, the Jarugumalai to the south, the Kanjamalai to the west, and Godumalai to the east. It is divided by the river Thirumanimuthar in the main division. The fort area is the oldest part of the town.
Salem is a transit point for travel between Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Madurai, Ernakulam/Cochin, Pondicherry, Trichy, Tirunelveli(nellai) and other places. As this makes possible for through Padikkal Travels
Salem has 2 major Bus Stations as mentioned below
* MGR Integrated Bus Terminus also called as Central Bus Terminus (New Bus Stand)- Mofussil Routes
* Town Bus Station (Old Bus Stand)- Local Routes which is located in the congested part of the town. This is also known as Anna Bus stand in which the above stations can be done through Padikkal Travels
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