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Chennithala, is a small village situated in Mavelikkara Taluk, Alappuzha district, Central Travancore in Kerala state, India.


Valiya perumpumpuzha bridge connects it to Thattarampalam in south of chennithala and is inaugurated in the year 2002. Achankovil River flows through Chennithala. Religions seen in this area were Hindus, Christians and very few muslims but majority is hindus and christians. Chennithala is situated in between Mavelikkara and Thiruvalla in East - West direction, and between Haripad and Chenganur in North - South east direction.

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Chennithala village is 4 km north from Mavelikkara, 3 km from Mannar to south ,9 km from Harippad (towards east)and 12 km from Chengannur (towards West)Town.

By car[edit]

The road system is connected to all various parts of kerala and have lot of short cuts to reach fast. The roads are not rush at all, but accidents are more. The nearby bus stations are Mavelikkara, Thiruvalla, Chenganur and Haripad which connects to most of the cities in the South India. Both Government buses (KSRTC) and private buses run through chennithala frequently from 5 am to 11pm and stops every 500mtrs. Taxi and Auto rickshaws were available all around. Buses and Auto rickshaws are the most convenient mode of transportation.

Through NH47, drive North from Kavala Junction after the Haripad KSRTC Bus stand, which comes to Mavelikkara and then turn to east from the Mitchel Junction in Mavelikkara Municipality area, and go to the connection road to Thiruvalla. After the Prayikkara Bridge, Cherukole, Cherukole Subhananda Ashram, Karazhma, reach to Kallumood area of Chennithala. And if coming from Thiruvalla, go straight to the Mavelikkara route. After Podiyadi turn left to the road to Parumala and Mannar town. And after Mannar go straight to Mavelikkara and reach Koickal Junction. Chennithala area starts from Koickal Junction and ends in Karazhma.

By train[edit]

The near by railway stations are Mavelikkara, Thiruvalla, Cheriyanad, Chenganur and Haripad, have frequent bus to reach the railway stations from various parts of the village. Both government and private buses are available till night from early morning.

By plane[edit]

The nearby Airports are Nedumbasery International Airport, Kochi and Trivandrum International Airport.

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Main attraction in Chennithala is the Paddy fields or we call 'Chennithala Puncha' in malayalam, but its diminishing yearly. The main high school in Chennithala Panchyath is Mahathma High School (Seperate school for boys and girls)and there is no higher secondary school or colleges in the panchayath, but available very near by Mavelikkara, Thiruvalla, Chenganur, Haripad, Kayamkulam, Pandalam etc. There are few Lower primary and Upper Primary schools in the nearby. Private schools are very few in the panchayath. The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in the Alappuzha District is situated in the Puthuvilapady Junction in Chennithala panchayath near to the Puthuvila temple and the Chennithala Co-operative bank, which is a premier institution in the district. A Space Museum is opened in Chennithala Mahathma Boys High School in memory of Silver jubilee celebration year but now visiting is closed for a while.

Other attractions: are the temples, churches and mosque. Temples were seen every 500mtrs. The majour temples are Chennithala Mahadeva Temple (Travancore Devaswom Board), Cherukole Subramanya Swami/Ayyappa Temple (Travancore Devaswom Board, Puthuvila Temple, Karazhma temple, Ayyakkaseril Temple, Irambaman Subramanya Swami temple, Cheppazhathil Temple, Thannikal Sree Annapoorneswari Temple etc. The Surya temple at Eramathoor is another majour attraction in Chennithala, which is very near by. There will be Ulsavams every year and which is the majour celebrating days by the people around here. The main Churches are Eramathoor Church, Kuttemperoor Church etc. and the only mosque is in the Eramathoor.

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There are few play grounds in the panchayath. The most important one is the Chennithala Mahathma Boys High School Ground. Another important venue is Chennithala Chellappan Pillai Smaraka Kalakshethram, Valiya Perumbuzha river, Some art works in Chennithala Mahadeva Temple, Neelamana Agni Illam etc.

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Banks in Chennithala

Nationalized banks like State Bank of Travancore, Corporation Bank and Federal bank have branches and ATM's counters but the majority uses the 'The Chennithala-Thriperumthura Service Co-operative Bank' (or locally called Sangham or Society. This is a co-operative bank head quartered in Chennithala (Puthuvilapady Junction or Navodaya Junction) near to the Navodaya School in Alappuzha district and have branches in Cherukole (Prayikkara) and Eramathoor, ranked "Class 1 Special Grade Bank" amoung the Co-operative banks in Alappuzha district. The reason behind this success is by the co-operation of farmers in Chennithala, they usually get subsidies and low interest rates in all their banking needs. The bank have its own, only Fertilizer Depot (locally called Valam Dippo) in Chennithala, which helps the farmers by subsidies and commissions to keep them strong in agriculture. Furthermore, the bank have a retail store, called Neethi Store, which gives the margin of their profit to the people and serve to shop stationary items. And they are yet to start Neethi Medical Store very soon.

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Various Road shore restaurants are available all over the panchayath. During the drive select Mavelikkara or Mannar for the food, if traffic persist there, try to eat in Chennithala. Tea shops and Coffee Shops are vastly seen everywhere. Break fast such as Idli, Uppuma, Dosa, Idiyappam, Poroutta, Chappathi, Poori etc available and you can purchase the curries like Kadala Curry, Kizhangu curry, Sambar, Egg Curry Fish Curry, Meat curries etc. Rice meals are available from 12pm to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm in all the restaurants. Most of the restaurants runs as Fast foods shops and the people prefers Fast food than the traditional Kerala meals every time. Parceling is also available without any extra cost.

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Tea shops and Coffee Shops are vastly seen everywhere. Also cool drinks bars are available in every 600 mtrs.

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Local high quality hotels and restaurants are available all over, but accommodation is difficult to get. The option is to go Mannar or Mavelikkara around 3-6 km and stay around. Varios 3 Star hotels are available in Mannar and Mavelikkara. There is no high class bars available but local shops are available. High class bars are available in Mavelikkara and Mannar.


Post Office

Post Office is situated near to the Mahathma Girls High School, walkable distance from Kallumood Bus stop and the pincode is 690105.


The telephone exchange is situated in the Karazhama Market area, and the STD code is 0479. All the majour mobile operators have network tower in the region but no Wi-Fi hot spots or advanced systems are available. But internet cafes are availablea all around and which is cheap.

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