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This article is about the town. For the assembly constituency, see Kilimanoor Assembly Constituency. For the block panchayat, see Kilimanoor Block Panchayat.
Kilimanoor is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
 • Type Local Self Government
 • Body Pazhayakunnummel Grama Panchayat & kilimanoor grama panchayat
 • Total 44.35 km2 (17.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,515
 • Density 462.57/km2 (1,198.1/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695601
Telephone code 0470
Vehicle registration KLT, KLV, KRT, KRV, KET, KEV, KBT, KBV, KL-01/KL16
Civic agency Pazhayakunnummel Grama Panchayat & kilimanoor grama panchayat
The details are for Kilimanoor City

Kilimanoor is a census town in the state of Kerala, India. It is located on MC/SH 1 Road, 36 kilometres (22 mi) from the city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). The town area is administered by two grama panchayats, Pazhayakunnummel and Kilimanoor grama panchayat. Kilimanoor town is an important business centre and one of the potential fast-growing towns in south Kerala. Kilimanoor is looking forward to become a municipality.


  • History 1
  • Politics 2
  • Geography 3
    • Travel 3.1
      • Road 3.1.1
      • Air 3.1.2
      • Rail 3.1.3
  • Tourism 4
    • State Government Offices 4.1
  • Grama Panchayaths 5
  • Towns 6
  • Notable residents 7
  • Educational & Religious 8
    • Colleges 8.1
    • Schools 8.2
    • Parallel Colleges 8.3
    • Notable temples 8.4
    • Notable Churches 8.5
    • Notable Mosques 8.6
  • Banks 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11


Kilimanoor ("land of the parrot and the deer") was ruled by a tribal chief during time of the Ettuveetil Pillamar in the kingdom of Travancore. The chief rebelled against the Maharajah Marthanda Varma, and the region was annexed and given to the Royal House of Kilimanoor.[1]

This Royal House of Kilimanoor has a history of more than 300 years. In 1705 (ME 880), the son and two daughters of Ittammar Raja of Beypore Thattarikovilakam, a Kolathunadu royal house, were adopted by the Royal house of Venad. Ittammar Raja's sister and her sons, Rama Varma and Raghava Varma, settled in Kilimanoor and married the now-adopted sisters. Marthanda Varma, the founder of the Kingdom of Travancore was the son of Raghava Varma. Raghava Varma's nephew, Ravi Varma Koil Thampuran, married Marthanda Varma's sister. Their son came to be known as Dharma Raja Kartika Thirunnal Rama Varma. In 1740, when an allied force led by Dutch Captain Hockert supporting the Deshinganadu king attacked Venad, an army from Kilimanoor tactfully resisted and then defeated them. Although a small victory, this was the first time an Indian army defeated a European power. In recognition of this feat, Marthanda Varma, in 1753, exempted the areas under control of Kilimanoor Palace from taxes and proclaimed autonomous status. The present palace complex was also built during this time along with the Ayyappa temple for the family deity.

Velu Thampi Dalawa held meetings at the Kilimanoor Palace, planning his revolts against the British. He handed over his sword at the palace before going for his final battle against the British. India's First President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad received the sword from the palace, and it is now kept at the National Museum, New Delhi.


The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) and Communist Party of India (CPI) have a strong base. Kilimanoor Assembly Constituency (SC) is part of Attingal (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]


Major towns around Kilimanoor



Kilimanoor is on the Main Central Road. It is connected to the whole major destination by buses run by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation from the Kilimanoor bus depot. Kilimanoor is only 38 kilometres (24 mi) away from Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Kilimanoor - Ponganadu - Kallambalam Road
  • Kilimanoor - Pallickal - Parippally - Paravur
  • Kilimanoor - Alamcode - Attingal Road (State Highway 46 (Kerala))
  • Kilimanoor - Ponganadu - Paripalli Road
  • Kilimanoor - Kadakkal Road
  • Kilimanoor - Kallara Road


The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.


The nearest rail is varkala shivagiri.

The demand for the Chengannur-Trivandrum railway line via Pandalam, Adoor, Kottarakkara and Kilimanoor much parallel to MC-Road has yet not materialised.

There is demand for a suburban circular railway through Kollam, Kottarakkara, Kilimanoor, and Nedumangad Trivandrum.


  • Jadayuppara,Chadayamangalam[4]
  • Meenmutti waterfalls (Tholikkuzhy): Meenmutty temple is located near by waterfall. Hence, the waterfalls became named for the Meenmutty waterfall. The river on which the falls are located is the land of variety of fishes.

State Government Offices

  • Civil Station, Kilimanoor.
  • Assistant Transport Office

Grama Panchayaths


Notable residents

Educational & Religious


  • N.S.S College, Nilamel.[7]
  • Vidya Academy of Science And Technology, Kilimanoor.[8]
  • Sree Shankara Vidyapeetom College, Nagaroor, Kilimanoor.[9]
  • Rajadhani Institute of Engineering, Nagaroor, Kilimanoor.[10]


  • Govt. higher secondary school, Kilimanoor
  • Raja Ravi Varma vocational higher secondary school
  • Raja Ravi Varma higher secondary school for girls
  • Raja Ravi Varma central school
  • Govt. higher secondary school, Thattathumala
  • GVHSS, Pakalkuri, Madavoor
  • Govt. High School, Ponganadu
  • SKV HS Kadampattukonam
  • NSSHS Madavoor
  • Govt. LPS Kilimanoor
  • Govt. HS Nagaroor
  • Govt. LPS Adayamon
  • Govt. VV LPS Kilimanoor
  • Govt. LPS Madavoor
  • Govt. VS LPS Nagaroor
  • Govt. LPS Pappala
  • Govt. LPS Pulimath
  • Govt. LPS Pulimath
  • Govt. LPS Puthumangalam
  • Govt. LPS Vellalloor
  • LMLPS Melporunthamon
  • Govt. LPS Aroor
  • MMUPS Peroor
  • Govt UPS Adayamon
  • Special UPS Kilimanoor
  • Panchayat. UPS Manjappara
  • SNV UPS Pulimath
  • Govt.UPS Pulimath
  • SKV UPS Pullayil
  • VUPS Vellalloor
  • PVUPS Puthumangalam
  • Susuvihar School, Kilimanoor.
  • Lourdes mount School, Kilimanoor.
  • M.G.M School, Porumthamon, Kilimanoor.
  • Nalanda Public School, Kilimanoor.
  • Rose Dale Public School, Kilimanoor
  • Virgin Mary School, Kilmanoor.
  • Panchayat. UPS Manjappara.
  • Matha LPS, Thatathumala, Kilimanoor.
  • Sree Shankara Vidyapeetom School, Nagaroor, Kilmanoor

Parallel Colleges

  • College of Commerce and Science, Kilimanoor
  • Victory College, Kilimanoor
  • Netaji College, Kilimanoor
  • School of Maths, Kilimanoor
  • Trinity College, Kilimanoor
  • Xenix Entrance Coaching Centre, Kilimanoor

Notable temples

  • Puthiyakavu Devi Kshethram, Kilimanoor.
  • Mahadeveshwaram Mahadeva Kshethram, Kilimanoor.
  • Pazhayattumoozhy Sree Madan Thampuran Kshethram
  • Elluvila devi Kshethram.
  • Raaloor Kaavu temple
  • Deveshwaram Shiva Temple
  • Sreekrihna Temple Choottayil
  • Valiyakoyikkal Devi Temple choottayil
  • Alathukave Sree Subrahmanya Swami Kshetharm.
  • Kizhakkedam Sree Dharmashastha Temple.
  • Thannimmoottil Temple.
  • Chetheerathu Kaavu.
  • Thampuraattipaara Devi kshethram.
  • Sree Narayanapuram Maha Vishnu Temple.
  • Attoli Madom, Malayamoadom.
  • Mandapam Temple, Malayamadom.
  • Puthukulangara Sreedharma sastha kshetram, Pullayil.
  • Parakod Devi kshetram ,pullayil.
  • Muthaleveedu Devi kshetram, pullayil.

Notable Churches

  • Holy Family Church, Karette, Kilimnoor.

Notable Mosques

  • Town Mosque, Kilimanoor.
  • Paapala Juma Masjid, Kilimanoor.
  • Thundilkada Juma Masjid, Kilmanoor.
  • Choottayil Juma Masjid, Kilimanoor.
  • Ponganadu Juma Masjid.
  • Karette Juma Masjid.


  • Indian Overseas Bank, Kilimanoor
  • State Bank Of India, Kilimanoor
  • State Bank Of Travancore, Kilimanoor
  • Union Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • South Indian Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • Canara Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • Federal Bank, Kilimanoor
  • Syndicate Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • Corporation Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • Pazhayakunnummel Service Co operative Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • Trivandrum District Co operative Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • Kasthurba Service Co operative Bank, Kilimanoor.
  • Indian Overseas Bank, Nagaroor, Kilimanoor

See also


  1. ^ Aiya 1906, p. 329.
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