Erattupetta is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,675
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686121

Erattupetta is a town in Tamil Muslims and are believed to have come from Tamil Nadu centuries ago. Such Muslims exist in Thodupuzha and parts of idukki and Pathanamthitta districts as well and they are considered different from Mappila Muslims, the Malayali Muslim community common in the Northern half of Kerala. The Muslims are mostly into trade related occupations.

The Former royal family of Madurai came here in 11th century from Tamil Nadu. This place, which was under the control of the Thekkumkur king, transferred his power to the royal family of Madurai. For the stability of government they greeted sincere and able Muslim Nobles. Their next generation are known by the name as "KHAN". Today, the Khan family is a prominent Muslim family in Erattupetta. 'Lebbas are another Muslim family in Erattupetta and are claimed to be descendants of Shaikh Saeed Bava (a descendant of Ukasha bin Mihsan, a companion of Prophet Muhammed)

Erattupetta can be easily reachable from North kerala via

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Erattupetta
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 


See also

As of 2001 India census,[2] Erattupetta had a population of 29,675. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Erattupetta has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 76%. In Erattupetta, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Syrian Christians, Hindus and Muslims live here peacefully. Rubber is the major item of cultivation and this town is known for its famous church St. George , and the mosque Nainar Juma masjid. It is one of the most fast developing townships in central Kerala.


  • Thiruvananthapuram - Kilimanoor - Kottarakkara - Adoor - Pathanamthitta - Ranni - Erumeli - Kanjirappally - Chemmalamattam -Erattupetta
  • Kottayam - Ettumanoor - Pala - Erattupetta
  • Kochi/Cochin - Trhippunithura - Poothotta - Thalayolapparambu - Ettumanoor - Pala - Erattupetta
  • trissur/trichur-chalakudy - ankamali - muvattupuzha - thodupuzha - erattupatta

How to Reach

Town's junction
Erattupeta town

Erattupetta is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 24 metres (78 feet).


  • Geography 1
  • How to Reach 2
  • Demographics 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


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