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Thalavady is an Upper Kuttanadu village surrounded by beautiful paddy fields located in Kuttanadu Taluk in Alappuzha district, Kerala, India. Let’s explore the details of this places through this article.

Thalavady is written as Thalavadi in some new modern books and websites. We will discuss more about it on later part of this article. It is also written in some English literatures as Thalavedi or Thalavedy.

Beautiful Kerala Girl
Photo of a beautiful Kerala girl from this place

This peaceful and beautiful village was once ruled by the powerful Kings of Chembakassery Kingdom. Capital of Chembakassery Kingdom was located in present Kottayam District. I will here discuss further about this visually attractive and peaceful place.

Thalavady – Quick Information

Place NameThalavady
Vehicle RegistrationKL-66
RTOKuttanadu RTO
STD Code0477
Lok Sabha constituencyAlappuzha
Nearest City / TownThiruvalla (Town), Edathuva (Town)
LanguagesMalayalam (Primary), English (Secondary)
Latitude, Longitude Coordinates9.367539110125017, 76.49932594732036
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Quick Information Table

Thalavady Village

Thalavady Village is named after its place, Thalavady.

As we go deep into the wonders of this place, you will find something quite unique – the village itself takes its name from a special place within its borders, known simply as “Thalavady.”

Travellers may confuse about the same name used for a place and the village where it is located. You can see this all over India.

Join us on this journey where we explore both the village and the place that inspired its name.

Administrative Offices

  1. Grama Panchayat Office: The local self governing body (LSGD) responsible for the administration and development. Telephone: 0477 221 2428
  2. Village Office: Handling local administrative matters of the village, including land, revenue and other services.

Unique Landscape

Thalavady is known for its natural beautiful paddy fields and canals running across the village. This is not just the feature of this place, but you can see it all over Kuttanad villages. These paddy fields are intersected by lines by a network of canals forming a stunning mosaic of greenery from the drone view photos. The gentle flow of the Pampa River, which flows through the village, adds to the charm of this place. The Panchayat office of this village is centrally located next to Trikkayil Srikrishna Temple and Village office located near Panayannarkavu Devi Temple, serving as a hub for administrative activities.

Thalavady Photo

Thalavady Photograph

Temples and Churches

This village is the home to several renowned temples and churches that reflect the cultural and spiritual heritage of the region. Among them, the Chakkulathukavu Temple, situated on the banks of the Pampa River, holds a special place. It is a revered pilgrimage destination and one of Kerala’s most popular temples. Visitors are drawn to the temple’s serene ambiance and the tranquil waters of the river that add to the spiritual experience.

Religious Centres


  1. Sreekrishnaswamy Temple: A prominent Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, known for its festivals and cultural activities.


  1. St. George Orthodox Church: A significant Christian worship centre, known for its architecture and community activities.
  2. St. Mary’s Forane Church: Another major Christian church in the area, playing a vital role in the religious life of the local community.


TMT ground near St Thomas School Neerattupuram,Vellakkinar Water Tank ground are some of the playing ground for sports like Football and Cricket.

Thalavady is known for hosting the Pamba Boat race, a historic event that has been celebrated for 25 years. This thrilling race takes place at Neerattupuram on the auspicious day of Uthradam.

Thalavady Chundan

Now Thalavady own a Chundan boat which won several boat races in Alappuzha and is named as Thalavady Chundan. The new Chundan boat rapidly became the heartbeat of the community in this area. Thalavady Chundan is popularly known as Aaram Thamburan of Thalavady.

Sabu Achary, a skilled and imaginative carpenter, is the master craftsman responsible for creating this Chundan boat.

Thalavady Chundan is the property of Thalavady Town Boat Club (TTBC) which is owned by the people in and around this area.

History of Thalavady

The history of this village is steeped in the legacy of the Chempakassery Kingdom, which ruled the region before 1750. The Kings of Chempakassery had a summer palace in this place, and the distance between Thalavady and Ambalapuzha, the capital, was approximately 17 kilometres. Travel between these two places was primarily done through waterways, and when the royal party moved from here, a ceremonial cracker was set off. This signalled to the locals to clear the canal for the royal entourage’s passage. The first cracker was fired at Thalavady, giving rise to the village’s name, which means “first cracker.” Thala means Main and Vady means Cracker.

Getting There: Transportation

For travellers looking to reach in this places, here are some of the key distances and transportation options:

  • Cochin International Airport: Approximately 111 kilometers away.
  • Trivandrum International Airport: About 134 kilometers from here.
  • Tiruvalla Railway Station: Located at a distance of 12.2 kilometers.
  • Ambalappuzha Railway Station: Approximately 16.5 kilometers away.

KSRTC operates bus services via Thalavady to Thiruvalla, Kottayam, Haripad, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha and other parts of Kerala.

Local Landmarks

The village is marked with various local landmarks that contribute to its vibrant community. Some notable places include:

  • Neerattupuram
  • Vyasapuram
  • Narakattaramukku
  • Manattara
  • Anaprambal
  • Shappupadi
  • Vellakkinar
  • Parethodu

Educational Institutions

This place is the home to several educational institutions, including:

  • Government Vocational Higher Secondary School
  • Government Model U.P School
  • Anaprampal Devaswom Upper Primary School
  • CMS High School, Kunthirikkal
  • Government Lower Primary School: Primary education needs of the local community.
  • St. Mary’s L.P. School: Another primary educational institution in the region.
  • Government Higher Secondary School: Serving the higher secondary education requirements.

Nearby Schools

Famous Persons in Thalavady Village

Below is the list of famous persons from this village. This is just a random list of famous persons from this location and not based on how famous they are.

Famous Person’s NameField of Popularity
Ajith Kumar PisharathPolitician, Social Worker & Journalist
Late Advocate Oommen MathewAdvocate & Politician
K R Gopakumar (Radha Gopan)Businessman, Social Worker
Late Parameswaran Nair (Thankappan Nair)Businessman
Radhakrishnan Namboothiri ChakkulathukavuAstrologist & Temple Preiest
Anand PattamanaSocial Worker, Astrologist & Temple Priest
Manikuttan Namboothiri ChakkulathukavuAstrologist & Temple Priest
Piyush P PrasannanSocial Worker & Journalist
Famous Persons Table


Thalavady, with its beautiful landscapes, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance, offers a unique blend of experiences for travellers seeking a calm getaway. Whether you are interested in exploring the plush green landscape, discovering it’s history, or immersing yourself in its vibrant and distant culture, this place in Kuttand welcomes you with open arms. Plan your visit to this enchanting village in Kuttanadu Taluk, Alappuzha, and embark on a journey of discovery and relaxation amidst the beauty of Kerala, India.

Thalavady – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Reviews and Discussions

4 Reviews and Replies on "Thalavady"
  1. Review

    It’s so nostalgic to see my birth place Thalavadi in your website. It’s not just my birth place, but the land of wonderful lovely people with beautiful nostalgic temple ambience that I never got elsewhere. Thank your sir for your article on Thalavadi.
    Geetha ❤️

    1. Replied

      Dear Geetha,

      Your heartfelt words bring immense joy to my heart. Thalavadi holds a special place in the hearts of many, and it’s an honor to have captured its essence in my article. The memories, the people, and the enchanting temple ambience truly make it a unique and cherished place.

      Thank you for taking the time to share your nostalgic connection with Thalavadi. It’s wonderful to know that my article resonated with you. Your appreciation fuels my passion for sharing the beauty of such remarkable places.

      Warm regards,

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  2. Review

    Sir, I remember those old days where we used to fish in the middle of night using fishing net over small wooden boat sailing across flooded Pampa – Manimala river. ⛵️ Those are such wonderful cherishing memories that you will never find anywhere else in this world. Those who experienced will understand this.

    1. Replied

      Dear Anand Dev,

      Your reminiscence of those unforgettable nights spent fishing on the Pampa-Manimala river truly paints a vivid picture of cherished moments. The quiet serenity of the night, the gentle sway of the boat, and the thrill of the catch are memories that remain etched in the heart forever. It’s a unique experience that words can hardly capture, but those who have lived it understand its unmatched beauty.

      Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your past. Such stories are like treasures, preserving the essence of a time and place that hold a special significance in our lives.

      Warm regards,

      Verified UserAuthorTrusted

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