Friday, October 29, 2010

Neyyattinkara






















Neyyattinkara is an urban area situated between Balaramapuram and Amaravila, 20 km south of Thiruvananthapuram. The tranquil Neyyar River flowing through this area adds beauty to this place. The banks and adjoining areas of the Neyyar River came to be identified as Neyyattinkara.
Neyyar literally means 'River of Ghee.' The great sage Agastya of multifaceted fame is very familiar to Kerala soil. He set up his hermitage on the highest peak of the Western Ghats. This peak still carries his name and is known as Agasthyar Kootam. The intensity of Yagas and Homas (Vedic rituals) performed by him was immense. Ghee from these oblations used to be stored in pots and kept stacked in the premises. This clarified butter overflowed from these pots and started flowing down the mountain slopes to become a full fledged river of ghee in course in time. Terrible drought followed this event. A Brahmin lady who was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna prayed for help. Her prayer was answered and the land was saved. However, the name it had acquired in the legendary past has survived the ages, to continue as Neyyar.
This scenic town is the birthplace of the great freedom fighter, celebrated author and journalist, Swadesabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai.
The major landmarks include Veterinary Hospital, Fire Station, KSEB Office, Neyyar Irrigation Office, Neyyattinkara Head Post Office, Taluk Hospital, Sub Treasury, District Court and Dr G Ramachandran Public School.
Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, Mutharamman Temple, Jama Masjid and Immaculate Conception Cathedral are some among the famous shrines situated in this vibrant center.
National Highway 47 passes through this place. All the buses from Thiruvananthapuram to Nagercoil pass through Neyyattinkara. Neyyattinkara Railway Station is the nearby access point. Trivandrum International Airport (24 km) is the nearest airport.

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Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple

Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is a historically important temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is situated at Neyyattinkara, 20 km south of Thiruvananthapuram.
Prime attraction of the temple is Ammachi Plavu (an old jackfruit tree); legendarily connected with the period of Marthanda Varma (1729 -1758). The temple has a traditional South Indian gopuram (gateway), which is decorated with artistic sculptures.
Bus Station and Railway Station provide easy access to the temple. Trivandrum International Airport is 24 km away.

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Neyyattinkara Head Post Office

Neyyattinkara Head Post Office (HPO) is a fully computerised post office. It is one of the major post offices in Neyyattinkara taluk. The HPO offers facilities such as western union money transfer scheme, e-post, speed post, registered post, and money exchange.
Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport and at Neyyattinkara is the nearest railway station.

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Neyyattinkara Railway Station

Managed by the Southern Railways, Neyyattinkara Railway Station (also spelt Neyyattinkara Railway Station) is on the Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari railway line. Kanyakumari-Bangalore Express, Guruvayoor-Chennai Egmore Express, Ananthapuri Express, Mumbai-Kanyakumari Express and Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil Passenger pass through this station.

Balaramapuram Railway Station is 4 km to the north of Neyyattinkara. Amaravila Railway Station is 3 km to the south of Neyyattinkara. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is 18 km from here.

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is at a short distance from the station. Aruvippuram is only 4 km from here.

Just 1 km from the railway station is Neyyattinkara Bus Station. Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport.

Station Code: NYY

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Neyyattinkara Bus Station


Situated on National Highway 47, in the center of Neyyattinkara town, Neyyattinkara Bus Station is one of the major bus terminals in Thiruvananthapuram District. It is operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation. All the buses from Thiruvananthapuram to Nagercoil and Kanyakumari pass through this station. There are regular buses to Thiruvananthapuram, Attingal and Kollam. Services are available to Parasala, Kattakada and Nedumangad. The station operates super fast, fast passenger and ordinary buses.
A super express bus runs from Neyyattinkara to Guruvayoor and a super fast to Payyambalam.
Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is very close to this station. The nearest railway station is Neyyattinkara Railway Station. Trivandrum International Airport is 24 km away.

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