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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Attingal






Attingal is a municipal town located on the NH 47 (National Highway), about 30 km north of Thiruvananthapuram and 40 km south of Kollam. This historical town exemplifies its past through its unique Attingal Palace. The site of the Dutch East India Company’s main garrison, Anjengo Fort is nearby. Other landmarks are Taluk Office, KSEB Mini Vydyuthi Bhavanam, Police Station, Police Quarters, Sub Court, Sessions Court, Judicial First Class Magistrate Court, Family Court, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, District Probation Office, Sub Tresury, Industrial Training Institute, District Institute of Education and Training(DIET), Town UPS, Head Post Office, Taluk Suppy Office, Asst Educational Officer, Telephone Exchange, PWD offices of Asst Exe.Engr, Asst Engr, Asst Labour Officer, Public Prosecutor's office, Bar Association, Village Office, Mini Civil Station, Civil Supplies Outlet, Asst Educational Officer, ICICI Bank, AXIS Bank, Indian Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, State Bank of India, The South Indian Bank, District Co-op Bank, Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, Town Service Co-op Bank, Public Market, Municipal Library, Municipal Town Hall, Municipal office etc. Attingal is about 15 km east from the seaside town of Varkala, renowned for its splendid Papanasam Beach. To the west of the town  is the famous Sarkara Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The nearest Airport is Trivandrum International Airport. Chirayinkil Railway Station and Kadakkavoor Railway Station are  the nearest Railway Stations.

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Location of Attingal (Satellite view)

Attingal Palace


The Attingal palace is situated between Attingal and Kollampuzha on Attingal-Kadakkavoor Road. This Palace had an important role in the history of Kerala. It played a significant role in the growth of the Tranvancore Dynasty. The Attingal Palace gained prominence in the 14th century when Udaya Marthanda Varma ascended the throne of Travancore. He adopted two princesses from the royal family of the Kolathiris of North Malabar. A palace for each one of them was built by the king at Attingal and Kunnummel.
The palace witnessed the first ever united rebellion against the British. The first uprising took place on April 15, 1721. A British contingent comprising 140 men were killed. It triggered off a series of insurrections.
The walls of the palace are adorned with some of the most beautiful murals. The main edifice of the palace is now under the control of the Devaswom Board. The nearest Airport is Trivandrum International Airport and Kadakkavur Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station.

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Location of Attingal Palace (Satellite view)


Attingal Head Post Office (HPO)

Attingal Head Post Office (HPO) is located on NH 47 (National Highway), at Kacheri Nada, Attingal. Attingal HPO is a fully computerised post office and offers facilities such as speed post, e-post, and western union money transfer scheme.

Government College, Attingal

Etablished in 1975, Government College at Attingal offers under graduate courses in Economics, Communicative English, Commerce, and Polymer Chemistry and a post graduate course in Economics. There are two units of NCC and three units of NSS which serve the community around.

Attingal Bus Station

Situated in the heart of Attingal, Attingal Bus Station is on National Highway 47. It is operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation and is one of the major bus terminals in Thiruvananthapuram District. Regular buses ply from Attingal to Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. Services are also available to places such as Varkala, Kilimanoor, Kadakkal, Palode, Chirayinkeezhu, Kadakkavoor, Vakkom, Venjaramoodu, and Kaniyapuram. The station operates fast passenger and ordinary buses.