DISTRICT - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

 

  1. Formed on July 1, 1949
  2. Old name - Syanandoorapuram.
  3. Known as ‘ District of Palaces’
  4. Travancore University is the first university in Kerala - 1937 , now known as Kerala University.
  5. First Medical College, Engineering college, Fine Arts college, Public library etc in TVM
  6. Ancient university ‘Kandallursala’ was situated at TVM
  7. New Legislative Assembly building was inaugurated on 22 nd May 1998 by KR Narayanan.
  8. Agastya Mala is the highest peak in southern Kerala.
  9. Kerala’s southernmost river Neyyar originates from Agastya Mala.
  10. First Aquatic complex in Kerala - Pirappancode.
  11. First DNA bar coding Centre in Kerala  - Puthenthope.
  12. First Tidal Energy Power Project in India- Vizhinjam.
  13. First Technopark in India - Kazhakuttom
  14. First evening court in Kerala - TVM
  15. First Biosphere reserve in Kerala - Agasthyakoodam.
  16. The first permanent Lok Adalat in South Indian - TVM
  17. First forest Academy in Kerala - Arippa
  18. The first public transport system established in India - TVM
  19. The first Radio station in Kerala- TVM
  20. The first soil museum in India - Parottukonam,TVM
  21. The first british fort in Kerala - Anchuthengu.
  22. First Nirbhaya shelter home - TVM
  23. First Braille Press - TVM
  24. The first Metro city in Kerala - TVM
  25. The first International Airport in Kerala - TVM
  26. The first ATM in Kerala - TVM
  27. First open jail in Kerala - Nettukaltheri, Kattakada
  28. First women jail in Kerala - Neyyattinkara. ( now in TVM)
  29. Biggest jail in Kerala - Poojappura Central Prison.
  30. Kerala’s only one Lion Safari Park - Marakkunnam Island, Neyyar dam.
  31. Old Connemara Market - Palayam.
  32. Aruvikkara Project is on the river Karamana.
  33. Vellayani Lake is the biggest freshwater Lake in TVM
  34. Largest children's park in Kerala - Akkulam.
  35. Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute - Palode.
  36. Guru Gopinath Nadana Gramam - TVM.
  37. Mathilakam rekhakal related to Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
  38. The Global Ayurveda village is started in - TVM
  39. Asan Memorial - Thonnakkal.
  40. Ullur memorial - Jagathy.
  41. Ponmudi Hill Station - TVM
  42. The Life Science Park - Thonnakkal.
  43. Famous Numismatics Museum is at Koyikkal Palace ( Nedumangad)
  44. Santhigiri Ashram - Pothencode
  45. The first entirely Magic themed complex in the world - Magic Planet, Kinfra, Kazhakuttom.
  46. India’s only one IIST -TVM
  47. Janamaithri Suraksha Plan was inaugurated in TVM.
  48. The leading Producer of Tapioca in Kerala - TVM.
  49. The fully mobile connectivity district - TVM.
  50. Birthplace of Mahakavi Kumaranasan - Kayikkara.
  51. The Birthplace of Sree Narayana Guru - Chempazhanthy.
  52. Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Arippa bird Sanctuary, Napier Museum atc are in TVM

 

DISTRICT - KOLLAM

 

  1. Formed on - july 1, 1949.
  2. Kollam formerly known as - Ten Vanchi, Desinganadu and Jayasimha Nadu.
  3. Kollam was known as Panthalayani in Malabar and Kurakani in Thiruvithamcore .
  4. Architect - Sapil Eso( syrian ).
  5. Cooperation - 1
  6. Taluk - 6.
  7. Municipalities - 3
  8. Legislative assembly - 11
  9. Lok sabha - 1.
  10. Rivers - Kallada river , Ithikkara river.
  11. District mentioned in Unnuneeli sandesam and Sukha sandesham.
  12. Ibn battuta called kollam as best city in Kerala.
  13. Marcopolo(Italy) Visited Kollam in - 1293 AD
  14. 80 % cashewnut factories are in Kollam.
  15. Kollam is the district having shortest coastal area- 37 km.
  16. Sasthamkotta lake - largest freshwater lake in Kerala.
  17. Ashtamudi Lake is the Second largest lake in Kerala.
  18. Famous Neendakara Estuary is in Ashtamudi Lake.
  19. Neendakara fisheries project was established in Kollam with the help of Norway - 1953
  20. Kallada Project is the biggest irrigation project in Kerala.
  21. Punalur is the hottest place in Kerala.
  22. Oldest Hanging Bridge in Kerala is at Punalur across Kallada river (1877) architect- Albert Henry.
  23. Coastal areas in Kollam are famous for Ilmenite and Monazite Deposits.
  24. Famous Palaruvi waterfalls is in Kollam.
  25. Aryankavu pass is in Kollam.
  26. Jadayu Para, Thirumullavaram beach, Thangassery Light House are in Kollam.
  27. First Paper mill in Kerala is established at Punalur.
  28. Thenmala is the First Eco Tourism Project in India. It is in Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary.
  29. Thenmala is the first butterfly Safari park in Asia.
  30. TKM College is the first private engineering college in Kerala.
  31. The first railway route in Travancore - Kollam - Chenkotta. (1904).
  32. First Abkari court in Kerala is at Kottarakkara.
  33. The first Tsunami museum in India is situated in Azhikkal.
  34. Kerala’s first non village union started at Maruthamalai in Kollam.
  35. Ashtamudi and Sasthamcotta lakes are included in Ramsar Wetlands list.
  36. Oachira Parabrahma Temple( no side wall ), Kottukal Cave Temple, Aryankavu Ayyappa Temple, Achankovil Ayyappa Temple are famous pilgrim centres in Kollam.
  37. Ochira Kali and Panthrandu vilakku are the major festival of Oachira Parabrahma temple.
  38. Ramanattam old form of Kathakali was originated in Kottarakkara by Kottarakkara Thampuran.
  39. The historic place Kundara where the great warrior Veluthampi Dalawa issued Kundara Proclamation in 1809 is in Kollam district.
  40. Kerala Ceramics Limited is situated at Kundara.
  41. Laksham Veedu project was firstly introduced at chithara (M N Govindan Nair).
  42. The only one Duryodhana temple in Kerala is at Malanada.
  43. Headquarters of SNDP is in Kollam.
  44. Chattambi Swami Memorial is at Panmana.
  45. World’s longest bamboo tree was discovered from Pattazhi in Kollam district.
  46. Consumer fed’s mobile unit Triveni was started in Kollam.
  47. Asia’s biggest Turkey farm is situated at Kureepuzha.
  48. The headquarters of SNDP Cheena Kottaram etc are in Kollam.
  49. Premo pipe factory is in Chavara.
  50. The highly radiated place in Kerala is Karunagappally.
  51. Asramam Maithanam, Peeranki Maithanam, Adichanallur etc are in Kollam.
  52. Kottukal cave temple is at  Chadayamangalam.
  53. Seaplane service is started in Ashtamudi lake.
  54. The first tourist Seaplane Service launched in India - Kerala.
  55. The inaugural flight being operated by Kairali Aviation.
  56. Now this Project is operated by Wings Aviation.
  57. Chathanpara is in Kollam.
  58. Other name of Neendakara Bridge is Sethu Lakshmi Bayi Bridge
  59. First book publishing Centre in Kerala -  ST Reddiar Sons , 1886
  60. First Cotton mill in Kerala is in Kollam - 1881
  61. Kerala State Institute of Rural Development - Kottarakkara
  62. Headquarters of Ilay Idathu Swaroopam that is a branch of Venad Kingdom - Kottarakkara.
  63. First Community Tourism Project Started in Kerala - Munroe Thuruth.
  64. Smallest Taluk in Kerala - Kunnathoor.
  65. Perumon Tragedy - 1988 , july 8  - Ashtamudi lake - ISland Express.
  66. Indian Rare Earth Factory - Chavara( France cooperated ).
  67. Largest producer of Prawn, ellu
  68. Amritanandamayi Ashram - Vallikavu.
  69. NW 3 - Kollam Kottapuram.
  70. Portuguese built fort in Tankaseri in Kollam.
  71. SV Patel Police Museum - Kollam.
  72. According to indian medical council 5 th in the number of cancer patients.
  73. District known as Prince of arabian sea.
  74. Titanium sponge iron factory.
  75. Esic medical college is in parippally.
  76. Travancore play wood factories - Punalur.
  77. Puttingal tragedy - 107 members died- 2016 April 10.
  78. Munroe island is in Ashtamudi kayal.
  79. Kannuketti kayal-  Sree Narayana Trophy Jalolsavam.
  80. SH 8 - second longest state highway - Punalur Muvattupuzha.
  81. Rose Hills Darpa Kulam is in Kollam.
  82. First Kandal research centre - Ayiramthengu.
  83. 1936 - Travancore psc first chairman - C Kesavan.
  84. Fully aadhaar enrolment kerala’s first village- Melilla.
  85. Lal Bahadur Sastri Stadium - Kollam.

 

DISTRICT - ALAPPUZHA

 

  1. Formed on 17 Aug , 1957
  2. Called ‘Venice of the east’ by Lord Curzon
  3. Raja Kesavadas (Travancore Divan) developed Alappuzha as a port city.
  4. Vembanad Lake is the Largest lake in Kerala.
  5. Pathiramanal Island, Thanneermukkam bund tec. Are in Vembanad lake.
  6. Kuttanad is known as the ‘Netherland of Kerala’ , ‘Gift of Pamba’ etc.
  7. The first cartoon museum in India is started in Kayamkulam.
  8. The famous writer Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai is known as Kuttanad Inte Kadhakaran.
  9. The famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held annually in Punnamada lake.
  10. Nehru trophy boat race is known as ‘Olapparappile Olympics’
  11. The taluk with longest coastline in Kerala - Cherthala
  12. In early times Karthikapally is known as ‘Bettimani’
  13. Rajiv Gandhi combined cycle power project is in Kayamkulam.
  14. Perumbalam island is in Alappuzha
  15. Pandavanpara is in Chengannur.
  16. Thaikkal, Kumarakodi are in Alappuzha.
  17. India’s first sidha gramam Chandiroor
  18. Haripad is known as ‘Mayoora Santheshathinte Nadu’
  19. Pakshi gramam of Kerala is Nooranad
  20. World’s longest boat is Nadubhagam Chundan.
  21. Mother Teresa boat race is conducted in Achankovil Ar.
  22. Headquarters of Mankombu rice research institute is in Kayamkulam.
  23. Mannarasala Snake Temple is in Alappuzha
  24. Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Swami Temple is in Alappuzha.
  25. Haripad Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is in Alappuzha.
  26. Chakkulathukavu is in Alappuzha
  27. Chettikulangara Devi Temple is in Alappuzha.
  28. Kandiyoor mahadeva Temple is in alappuzha.
  29. First lighthouse in western coast is Alappuzha lightHouse.
  30. Alappuzha light house appeared in Indian Postal Stamp in 2012.
  31. Headquarters of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals is at Kalavoor.
  32. Thottappally spillway is in Alappuzha
  33. The cultural capital of Alappuzha is Ambalappuzha
  34. Vanchipattu is originated in alappuzha.
  35. The district with no forest area in Kerala
  36. Krishnapuram at Kayamkulam was built by Marthandavarma.
  37. Famous dance form Ottamthullal was originated in Ambalapuzha
  38. Kunjan Nambiar is known as ‘Father of Ottamthullal’
  39. Kunjan Nambiar memorial is at Ambalapuzha.
  40. Sree Moola vasam the oldest Buddhist Religious centre was located at Alappuzha
  41. First post office in Kerala was established at Alappuzha in 1857
  42. Daras mail was the first coir factory in Kerala owned by James Daras.
  43. The Headquarters of kerala State Water Transport is in Alappuzha.
  44. Karumadikuttan a Buddha statue was found in Karumadi near Alappuzha it shows the influence of Buddhism in ancient kerala.
  45. Vayalar is the first Coir Gramam in Kerala.
  46. Udaya, the first studio in Kerala was in Alappuzha
  47. First sea food Park in kerala was established at Aroor.
  48. Kanjikuzhy in Alappuzha district the first Grama Panchayat to win Swaraj Trophy.
  49. Memorial of Punnapra Vayalar Struggle is at Alappuzha -Kalarcode
  50. Odanadu was the old name of Kayamkulam
  51. Thumboli, Purakkad are the famous beaches in Alappuzha
  52. Purakkad , which got the fame through the celebrated film Chemmeen.

 

DISTRICT - PATHANAMTHITTA

 

  1. Pathanamthitta  was formed on nov 1, 1982
  2. Municipalities - 4 ( Pathanamthitta, Thiruvalla, Adoor, Pandalam)
  3. Taluk - 6 ( Thiruvalla, Mallappally, Ranni, Kozhencherry, Adoor, Konni )
  4. Assembly seats - 5
  5. Major Rivers - Pamba, Achankovil Aaru, Manimalyar.
  6. Major Dams - Kakki, Maniyar, Moozhiyar
  7. Pathanamthitta is the 13 th district of Kerala.
  8. The district has zero population growth according to the census 2011.
  9. KK Nair is the architect of Pathanamthitta.
  10. Pathanamthitta is known as headquarters of pilgrimage tourism.
  11. Pathanamthitta is the first polio free district in India.
  12. Sabarigiri Project is on the river Pamba is the major power project of Pathanamthitta.
  13. River Pamba is formerly known as ‘Baris’.
  14. Aranmula Vallamkali known as ‘Jalathile pooram is held annually in river Pamba.
  15. Padayani was originated in Pathanamthitta
  16. Kadammanitta Devi Temple, famous for Padayani is situated at Pathanamthitta district.
  17. ‘Orma Perunnal’ is the famous festival of Mar Gregorios Church.
  18. Pathanamthitta is the Birthplace of Niranam poets.
  19. Chengara land agitation is related to Pathanamthitta.
  20. Pathanamthitta is one of the five districts which has no sea shore.
  21. In AD 54 St. Thomas built Niranam Church in Pathanamthitta.
  22. First private sector hydro electric project Maniyar is in Pathanamthitta.
  23. Cherukolpuzha Convention is the biggest hindu religious convention in Kerala held on the banks of Pampa.
  24. Maramon Convention(1895 started) is the biggest Christian religious convention in Asia is held on the banks of Pamba(Kozhencherry)- February month.
  25. Gavi is in Pathanamthitta - Gavi museum( all bones of elephant)
  26. Famous Sabarimala Makaravilakku festival is known as ‘Dakshina Kumbh Mela’.
  27. Sri vallabha Mahadeva Temple is in Thiruvalla, there Kathakali  plays in all days.
  28. Chilathi Temple situated at Kodumon at Pathanamthitta.
  29. Charalkunnu is the only hill station in Pathanamthitta.
  30. Peruthenaruvi waterfalls is in Pathanamthitta.
  31. Ranni is the biggest forest division in Kerala.
  32. Famous ‘ Aanakoodu’ is at Konni.
  33. Kakki reservoir is an artificial lake in Pathanamthitta.
  34. Kakkad river project is in Pathanamthitta.
  35. Thiruvalla is the only one railway station in Pathanamthitta.
  36. Velu Thampi Dalawa, the former Diwan of Travancore committed suicide at Mannadi Temple on 29th April 1809.
  37. The memorial of Moolur Padmanabha panicker is at Elavumthitta.
  38. National seed farm is situated at Pollachira.
  39. Vasthu vidya Gurukulam is situated at Aranmula.
  40. Mahatma Khadi Ashram is situated at Elanthoor in Pathanamthitta.
  41. Sugarcane Research Centre is at Thiruvalla.
  42. Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati was born on Vakayar, Pathanamthitta.
  43. Sakthi Bhadran who wrote the Sanskrit work ‘ Ascharya Choodamani’  was born at Kodumon.
  44. Lowest populated taluk in Kerala - Mallappally.
  45. National Fish Seed Farm - Kaviyoor .
  46. Avian disease diagnosis laboratory(bird disease diagnosis) - Thiruvalla .
  47. Chengara land Agitation Hero - Laha Gopalan.
  48. Kozhencherry Speech - C Kesavan.
  49. Sabarimala Pilgrim Centre is in Rani Forest Division.
  50. Sabarimala Panchayat - Perinad.
  51. Name of the clean Sabarimala Project - Punyam Poonkavanam.
  52. Name the branded bottle water Project in Sabarimala - Shabari Theertham
  53. Adavi Eco Tourism Project is in Pathanamthitta
  54. First District in Kerala where AIDS was reported.
  55. Kerala Institute of folklore and flock arts is at Mannady.
  56. Shortest railway line .
  57. According to WHO largest fresh air District.
  58. Tiruvalla old name - Sri Vallabhapuram.
  59. Travancore forest law - 1887.
  60. Pushpagiri Medical college - Thiruvalla.
  61. First Temple started Telemedicine - Sabarimala.
  62. First Agricultural Village in Kerala - Kaviyoor.
  63. Legislative assembly with Largest number of voters - Aranmula.
  64. First women who got J C Daniel award - Aranmula Ponnamma.

 

DISTRICT - KOTTAYAM

 

  1. Formed on July 1, 1949.
  2. Founder - T Ramarao
  3. Known as - Akshara Nagaram.
  4. Situated in the banks of meenachil river
  5. Meenachil river is mentioned in the ‘God of Small Things’ written by Arundhati Roy.
  6. Land fo 4L
  7. Gandhiji visited Kottayam in 1925
  8. Kottayam is the only district which fully shares its boundary with other districts of Kerala
  9. It has no sea shore.
  10. Noah’s Ark on the walls of the St. Joseph's Church at pushpagiri in Kottayam is the largest mural painting in India.
  11. Headquarters of Nair Service Society is at Perunna( Changanacherry)
  12. The Ezhara Ponnana procession is the famous festival of Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple
  13. The only sun Temple in Kerala is at Adityapuram.
  14. Kottayam is the largest rubber producer in India
  15. Kottayam public library started the works of malayalee memorial
  16. Headquarters of Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangam is in Kottayam
  17. Kottayam is the fully literate Municipality in India -1989
  18. Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is in Kottayam
  19. Panachikkadu Saraswathi temple is in kottayam
  20. Vavarupally is in Kottayam - Erumeli ( famous for pettathullal)
  21. Bharananganam church is in kottayam
  22. Mannanam church is in Kottayam
  23. Poonjar palace is in Kottayam
  24. The newspaper Deepika was published from Kottayam
  25. Famous Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Ilaveezhapoonchira are in Kottayam
  26. Uzhavoor is the birthplace of K R narayanan
  27. First Chumar Chitram nagaram in Kerala - Kottayam
  28. First Tobacco free district in Kerala - Kottayam
  29. First cement factory - Travancore cements
  30. First rubberised road in Kerala - Kottayam - Kumily
  31. First fast track court in Kerala - Kottayam
  32. First college in Kerala - CMS College - 1840
  33. First Press in kerala - CMS Press -1821
  34. Founder of CMS Press - Benjamin Baily
  35. Rubber Research Institute in Kerala - Kottayam
  36. Dakshina Mookambika - Panachikkadu Saraswathi Temple
  37. Indian Institute of mass communication - Vijayapuram (Kottayam)
  38. Headquarters of MG University - Athirampuzha
  39. Institute of Information Technology - Valavoor
  40. Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute for basic science established at - Pampady
  41. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor stadium - Nagampadam, Kottayam
  42. Headquarters of Kerala Forest Development Corporation - Kottayam
  43. Hindustan News Print Factory - Vellore
  44. Major festival of Vavar Palli - Pettatullal
  45. Oldest newspaper in Kerala still continuing publishing is deepika started in  1887 from  - Mannanam
  46. Village in Kottayam related to Arundhati Roy’s ‘God of small things’ - Aymanam
  47. Birthplace of Kottarathil Sankunni who is the author of Aithihyamala - Kottayam
  48. Other name of Kumarakom bird Sanctuary -  Vembanad bird Sanctuary
  49. Madras Rubber Factory situated in - Vadavathoor
  50. Headquarters of Plantation corporation - Kottayam
  51. First joint stock company in Kerala - Malayala Manorama
  52. Who coined the name Malayala Manorama - Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran
  53. Founder of Malayala Manorama - Kandathil Varghese Mappillai
  54. All Kerala Balajana Sangyam founded by - Kandathil Varghese Mammen Mappila
  55. Sahitya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangam founded in the year - 1945
  56. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer born at - Thalayolaparambu
  57. KG Balakrishnan born at - Thalayolaparambu
  58. Hill station situated in the border of kottayam and Idukki - Ilaveezhapoonchira
  59. Chavittunadakam got from portuguese
  60. PN Panicker, who founded Kerala Grandhasala Sangam was born at - Changanassery
  61. Readers day in Kerala - june 19 ( death day of pn panikar)
  62. Headquarters of Cardamom board - Kottayam

DISTRICT - ERNAKULAM

 

  1. Formed - April 1, 1958
  2. Formerly known as - Rishi Naga kulam
  3. Kochi is formerly known as Goshree or Perumpadappu Swaroopam.
  4. Edapally os formerly known as Rappollin
  5. Sakthan Thampuran was the most powerful ruler of Kochi.
  6. The only woman ruler of Kochi was Gangadhara Lakshmi
  7. Cochin port is the only major port in Kerala- Architect Robert Bristo
  8. Shanmugam Chetty the first finance minister of India called Kochi as Queen of Arabian Sea
  9. Pallipuram Fort built by Portuguese in 1503 is the first European fort in India
  10. Vasco-Da-Gama’s body was firstly buried at St. Francis Church (Kochi)
  11. Malayattoor St. Thomas church is the most prominent Christian pilgrim centre in Kerala
  12. Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is in EKM
  13. Onakkoor Bhagavathi Temple is in EKM
  14. Mangalavanam is the famous Bird Sanctuary situated in the Heart of Cochin city
  15. Bolgatty Palace is in Ekm
  16. Hill palace is in Ekm
  17. Wellington Island is in Ekm
  18. Spices Board is in Palarivattom Kochi
  19. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is in Ekm
  20. First heart transplantation in Kerala was held at Medical Trust Hospital by Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram
  21. Kalady is the birthplace of Great Hindu saint Sri Sankaracharya
  22. Aluva Advaitha Ashram is in Ekm
  23. Aluva and Kalady are on the banks of river Periyar
  24. Mattancherry Synagogue is the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India.
  25. It is otherwise known as Paradeshi Synagogue
  26. Built by Jews in the land given by Raja of Kochi - 1567 - 1568
  27. The leader of this community was Joseph Azar
  28. Kochi is commercial capital of India
  29. Cochin Stock exchange is the only one stock exchange in Kerala
  30. Longest Rail bridge in India - Vembanad Vallarpadam Rail Bridge
  31. Bhoothathankettu dam, Idamalayar dam are in Ekm
  32. Vikram sarabhai Space School is in Kochi
  33. Konkani Bhasha Bhavan and Konkani Academy are in Ekm
  34. INS Garuda, INS Venduruthy, INS Dronacharya are in Kochi
  35. Headquarters of southern naval command is Kochi
  36. Nedumbassery Airport is the first Airport In India developed under Public Private Partnership
  37. Elephant Training Centre is at Kodanad.
  38. Kerala history museum, Changampuzha Smaraka etc. are in Edappally
  39. Famous Hill Palace museum is at Tripunithura
  40. Tripunithura was the capital of former Cochin rulers
  41. The highest rainfall in Kerala is recorded in Neriamangalam in Ernakulam
  42. Famous Athachamayam marks, the beginning of the ten-day onam festival in Kerala held at the historical town of Tripunithura is a celebration of a legendary victory of the Raja of Kochi.
  43. The book Cochin Saga is written by Robert Bristo.
  44. Kochi is the  first e-port in India
  45. Ernakulam is the first fully literated district in India -1990
  46. Kumbalangi is the first tourism village in kerala
  47. Speed post system was firstly introduced in Ernakulam
  48. Vallarpadam Terminal is the first International Container Transhipment Terminal of India.
  49. First floating ATM in India is established in Kochi by SBI
  50. India’s first marina was established at Kochi
  51. First Multiplex theater in Kerala is at Kochi.
  52. First Rubber park in India is at Irapuram
  53. India’s first child friendly district - Ekm
  54. First bachat(saving) district in India - Ekm
  55. First tourism police station in India - Mattancherry
  56. The first Milk ATM in Kerala is in Ernakulam
  57. First Digital Panchayat - Pampakuda

DISTRICT -THRISSUR

 

  1. Formed on - july 1, 1949
  2. Old name - Thrissivaperoor
  3. Founder - Shakthan Thampuran
  4. Known as Land of festival
  5. Known as Vishadhadripuram and Kailasam.
  6. Poorangalude pooram - Thrissur pooram
  7. Thrissur pooram was celebrated  in - Medam ( April  - May )
  8. Kudamattam is the main event of Thrissur pooram.
  9. Tekkinkadu maidan is the main venue of Thrissur Pooram.
  10. Thrissur is the only one corporation in Kerala which has no coastal area
  11. Meena Bharani festival is a major celebration of Kodungallur Bhadrakali Temple
  12. First church in India was established at Kodungallur - St Thomas church
  13. Cheraman Juma Masjid at Kodungalloor is the first mosque in India
  14. Puthanpalli Church is in Thrissur - Highest christian church in Asia
  15. Musris , Asmakam etc are the old names of Kodungalloor
  16. First Medical University in kerala is established at Thrissur
  17. Peringalkuthu, Athirapally, Vazhachal etc. are major waterfalls in Thrissur
  18. Sholayar, Peringalkuthu dams are on the river Chalakudy.
  19. Appan Thampuran memorial is at Ayyanthol
  20. Unnayi Warrier Smaraka kalanilayam is at Irinjalakuda
  21. Thalikulam panchayat became the second total computerised panchayat in the country after Vellanad Panchayat.
  22. First vyavahara rahitha village in India - varavoor
  23. First village in Kerala got complete law education - Ollukkara
  24. First computer literated assembly constituency in Kerala - Irinjalakuda
  25. Thrissur town was made cooperation in the year 2000
  26. Smallest cooperation - Thrissur
  27. Cooperation with lowest population - Thrissur
  28. Headquarters of KILA - Thrissur
  29. Headquarters of Kerala Sahitya Academy - Thrissur
  30. Headquarters of Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy - Thrissur
  31. Headquarters of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy - Thrissur
  32. Headquarters of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Development cooperation - Thrissur
  33. Most number of block Panchayat - Thrissur
  34. Most number of post office - thrissur
  35. Koodalmanikyam temple - Thrissur
  36. Guruvayoor Temple - Thrissur
  37. Vadakkumnatha temple - Thrissur
  38. Triprayar Sri Rama temple - Thrissur
  39. Kodungallur Bhadrakali temple - Thrissur
  40. Forest Research Institute - Peechi
  41. The only christian dynasty in Kerala- Villarvattom
  42. Famous astronomer and mathematician was born at - Ashmakam
  43. Smallest Municipality in Kerala - Guruvayoor
  44. Winner of UNESCO’s Award of Excellence 2015 - Vadakkumnathan Temple
  45. Dwaraka of South India - Guruvayoor
  46. Major celebration of Guruvayoor Temple - Krishna Janmashtami
  47. The largest elephant feeding Ceremony in India - Aanayoottu. (Vadakkumnatha Temple, karkidakam 1)
  48. Kerala kalamandalam - Vallathol Nagar (Cheruthuruthy)
  49. Founder of kerala kalamandalam - Vallathol and Mukunda Raja
  50. Kerala Kalamandalam established in 1930 Nov 9
  51. Kerala university gained deemed University status for arts and culture in 2006
  52. UGC has granted A category status for Kerala Kalamandalam in - 2010

DISTRICT - IDUKKI

 

  1. Idukki was formed on Jan 26 ,1972.
  2. Assembly seats - 5
  3. Taluk - 5
  4. Lowest density of population.
  5. Lowest sex ratio.
  6. First total hallmark district in India.
  7. Powerhouse of kerala.
  8. Idukki is known as Spice Garden of Kerala.
  9. Idukki is the leading producer of Tea and Cardamom.
  10. Painavu is the Headquarters of Idukki.
  11. Anamudi (2625 m) is the Highest Peak in South India.
  12. Anamudi is in Munar Panchayat.
  13. Munnar is the highest town in Kerala.
  14. Munar is known as Kashmir of Kerala and Kashmir of east.
  15. Kumily is known as Entrance of Thekkady.
  16. Thekkady is the first and biggest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala(1934)
  17. Thekkady become Tiger reserve in the year 1978.
  18. Eravikulam National Park is famous for Nilgiri Tahr.
  19. Eravikulam declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1975.
  20. Eravikulam declare as national Park in the year 1978.
  21. Eravikulam National Park is in Devikulam Taluk.
  22. Eravikulam, Anamudi shola(2003), Mathikettan shola (2003)and Pampadum shola(2003) are the National Parks in Idukki.
  23. Marayoor is famous for sandalwood and Muniyaras.
  24. Idukki is the district which has largest forest area.
  25. First Neelakurinji sanctuary in India established in Idukki(2006).
  26. First Bio Village in Kerala - Udumbanoor.
  27. Thommankuthu is the major waterfall in Idukki.
  28. Idukki is the district having the largest hydroelectric power potential.
  29. Pallivasal is the oldest hydroelectric project in Kerala. It was commissioned in 1940 during the reign of Sree Chithira Thirunal.
  30. Idukki project is the biggest Hydro Electric Project in Kerala. It is built on river Periyar between the Kuravan and Kurathi Hills. It built with the help of Canada.
  31. The second Highest dam in India is Idukki.
  32. Moolamattom project is the biggest underground Hydroelectric Project in Kerala.
  33. Moolamattom is on the valley of Nadukani Hills.
  34. Famous mullaperiyar Dam is built on the river periyar at Idukki, it was commissioned in 1895, work started on 1886.
  35. Biggest Cardamom plantation in India is at Vandanmedu.
  36. Idukki the only district in Kerala produce Garlic(Vattavada).
  37. Indo-Swiss project named Cattle and Fodder Development Project is at Mattupetty(1963).
  38. Thodupuzha is the only municipality in Idukki.
  39. Grizzed giant squirrel can be seen in Chinnar sanctuary.
  40. Indian star tortoises are seen in chinnar sanctuary.
  41. Ponmudi dam is in idukki.
  42. Thoovanam and Thommankuthu waterfalls are in Idukki.
  43. Vagamon famous for paragliding is in Idukki Kottayam border.
  44. Historic mangala Devi Temple is in Idukki.
  45. Mankulam Panchayat is situated in idukki.
  46. Kuthumkal project is in Idukki.
  47. Chenkulam project is at Muthirapuzha.
  48. Pallivasal project is at Muthirapuzha.
  49. 66% of electricity produced from Idukki.
  50. Periyar have most number of Hydroelectric Project.
  51. Priyar originated from Sivagiri hills.
  52. Second largest district in Kerala.
  53. Second in the number of Tribal people.
  54. Fruit basket of kerala - kanthalloor.
  55. Largest Panchayat in Kerala - Kumily.
  56. Largest Taluk in Kerala- Peermade
  57. Largest Legislative assembly in Kerala - Udumbanchola
  58. Lowest rainfall region in Kerala - Chinnar.
  59. Company produced electricity for private use - Kannan devan
  60. British Planter who brought Kanan Devan Hills - John Daniel Mandro.
  61. Village that produced electricity and distributed - Mankulam.
  62. Ramakkalmedu is famous for wind mill.
  63. Kuravan-Kurathi Sculpture is in Ramakkalmedu.
  64. Pambar flows through Idukki.
  65. Moonar - Muthirapuzha , Nallathanni, Kundala
  66. First Tribal Panchayat in Kerala - Edamalakudy .
  67. ‘Kuttampuzha’  of Idukki is now in Ernakulam District( thereby lost the biggest district status).
  68. Famous festival of Mangala Devi Temple is Chitra Pournami, Pratishta - Kannaki , built by - Cheran chenkuttavan.
  69. First Tea Museum in India - Kannan devan Tea museum.
  70. Summer resort of British Government in South India - Munar.
  71. Thekkady boat(Jalakanyaka) disaster in the year 2009
  72. Enquiry commission on Thekkady boat disaster is Justice E Moideen Kunju.
  73. Indian Cardamom Research Institute in Kerala is at Myladumpara
  74. Kerala Cardamom Research Institute- Pampadumpara.
  75. First spice park in Kerala is Puttadi.
  76. Golden Triangle of Tourism in Kerala- Idukki, Munnar, Thekkady
  77. Water from the Mullaperiyar is stored at Vaigai Dam in Tamilnadu.
  78. First Biometric Atm - Moonar.
  79. Total Solar energy village - Idamalakkudi.
  80. Lowest populated panchayat in kerala - Vattavada.
  81. Spice village - Anakara.
  82. Kozhimala - Kerala’s only tribal Kingdom.
  83. Mullaperiyar committee by Supreme court - justice Anand.
  84. Dam 999 director - Sohan Roy.
  85. Panniyar - periyar river.

DISTRICT - KANNUR

 

  1. Kannur was formed on jan 7, 1957.
  2. Municipalities - 6
  3. Taluks -4
  4. Block Panchayat - 11
  5. Grama Panchayat - 81
  6. Legislative Assembly - 11
  7. Loksabha seat - 1.
  8. Old name in Ptolemy's book - Nauru
  9. Longest river - Valapattanam Puzha , origin -Brahmagiri Reserve.
  10. Smallest grama panchayat in Kerala - Valapattanam.
  11. Male Female sexratio highest in Kannur district.
  12. The district with longest coastal area.
  13. Aralam central State Farm is in Kannur.
  14. Sultan Canal is in kannur.
  15. Panniyoor Pepper research Centre is in Kannur.
  16. Headquarters of Kerala Dinesh Beedi is in Kannur.
  17. Kannur is known as Land of Theyyam.
  18. Land of Cashewnut - Kannur.
  19. Largest production of cashewnut in Kerala - Kannur.
  20. Sugarcane Research Centre - Kannur.
  21. First Khadi factory was started in Kannur.
  22. Madayipara Hill, Kottiyoor wildlife sanctuary is in Kannur.
  23. Erani Kavu(Kannur) is the first Coast Guard academy in in India.
  24. Paithalmala tourist centre is in Kannur.(famous for ‘ mala kayattam‘ )
  25. Kerala State Handloom Development Corporation - Kannur
  26. Handloom Industries popularised in Kannur by - Basal Mission
  27. Headquarters of Valluva Kolathiri Kings - Kannur.
  28. Only one Condolement in Kerala - Kannur.
  29. The fourth upcoming International Airport in Kerala is situated at Moorkhan Parambu is in Kannur district.
  30. Parassinikadavu Snake Park is in Kannur.
  31. Ezhimala Naval Academy is in kannur - INS Zamorin.
  32. Famous religious destinations in Kannur are Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple, Kottiyoor Mahadeva temple, Taliparamba Rajarajeswara temple, Trichambaram temple, Madayi Mosque.
  33. Dakshina Varanasi - Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple.
  34. Headquarters of Kannur University - Mangattu paraba ( 1996 march 1)
  35. Muzhappilangad is the only Drive in Beach in Kerala.
  36. The wildlife Sanctuary which is known as silent valley of Kannur- Aralam wildlife Sanctuary.
  37. Angelo’s Fort( 1505 by Portuguese ), Thalassery Fort are in Kannur.
  38. Thalassery is known as Land of Three C’s ( Cake , Cricket, Circus).
  39. Thalassery is the homeland of Kerala Circus.
  40. Keeleri Kunhikannan is known as ‘Father of circus in Kerala’.
  41. India’s first gymnasium was set up at Thalassery.
  42. First bakery in Kerala setup in Thalassery.
  43. The first Malayalam newspaper ‘Rajyasamacharam’ , First Dictionary in Malayalam was published from Illikunnu bungalow at Thalassery.
  44. Brannan’s Graveyard is in St. John's Church, Thalassery
  45. People’s Planning was firstly started in Kalliasseri (1996 Aug 17).
  46. Payyannur is known as Second Bardoli.
  47. Payyannur Satyagraha march lead by K Kelappan started from Kozhikode to the Payyanur beach and broke the salt law.
  48. In 1934 Gandhiji visited Ananda Tirtha Swami’s Gurukulam
  49. Pariyaram is the first medical college in Kerala established under cooperative sector.
  50. Dharmadam Island is in the river Ancharakandy.
  51. Biggest Kuruva plantation in Asia - Browns Plantations -Ancharakandy.
  52. Malabar Cancer Centre under KSEB is in Kodiyeri.
  53. Swadeshabhimani , AKG, Pamban Madhavan, K G Marar, E K Nayanar, Sukumar Azhikode are buried in - Payyambalam.
  54. Arakkal Dynasty is the only Muslim Dynasty in Kerala.
  55. Villarvattom is the only Christian Dynasty in Kerala.
  56. Hanveev Founded in 1968.
  57. First Panchayat to become 100 percent literate through ‘Akshaya keralam’ Project is Karivellur, Kannur

DISTRICT - KASARGOD

 

  1. Kasargod district formed on 1984 May 24.
  2. Lok sabha - 1
  3. Assembly Seats- 5
  4. Municipality - 3
  5. Taluk - 4 (Manjeshwar, Vellarikundu, Hosdurg, Kasargod)
  6. Grama Panchayat - 38
  7. Rivers - 12
  8. Hercula is the old name of Kasargod.
  9. Land of Gods.
  10. Saptha Bhasha Sangama Boomi
  11. Languages - Tulu , Byari ( no lipi )
  12. Tulu language Academy is in Kasargod.
  13. Beach - Kanwatheertha beach
  14. Temple - Mallikarjuna Temple
  15. Mosque - Malik Dinar Mosque
  16. Kasargod is the first Bio District.
  17. Yakshagana is the main festival of Kasargod.
  18. Yakshaganam is otherwise called Speaking kathakali or Balayattom.
  19. Founder of Yakshaganam is Parthisuban.
  20. Yakshaganam became popular by Shivarama Karantha.
  21. Yakshaganam originated on Mathur Temple on Kasargod.
  22. First Telemedicine system was started in Kasargod.
  23. Hark Willis is in Kasargod.
  24. First in the Production of Tobacco - Koonia( Tobacco Cultivating Place)
  25. First in the production of  Chillies ( Vattal Mulaku )
  26. First in the production of Arecanut.
  27. First in the production of Bauxite.
  28. Only on lake Temple in kerala - Ananthapuram.
  29. Oldest crocodile in Kerala is in Ananthapuram named Babiya( guard of God).
  30. AKG contested in 1952 loksabha election in Kasargod.
  31. Northernmost district - Kasargod
  32. Northernmost Taluk - Manjeshwaram.
  33. Northernmost Panchayat - Manjeswaram.
  34. Northernmost village - Talapady.
  35. Northernmost River- Manjeswaram Puzha.
  36. Northernmost Lake - Uppala
  37. Northernmost Assembly seat - Manjeswaram.
  38. Northernmost Railway Station - Manjeswaram.
  39. Umesh Rao Elected unopposed in Manjeshwaram seat in 1957 Assembly election.
  40. Shortest river - Manjeswaram Puzha ( 16 km) , origin - Balepuni Hills , Flows into Upala lake.
  41. Uppala lake -origin - Veerambakkam hills - 50 km - flows into Arabian sea.
  42. 1957 election EMS contested in Neeleswaram.
  43. Kottapuram fort is in Neeleswaram.
  44. Highest bauxite deposit is in Neeleswaram.
  45. World's first High yield coconut fam is in Neeleswaram.
  46. Heritage capital of Kasargod is Neeleswaram.
  47. Second open jail in Kerala is Cheemeni.
  48. Cheemeni Thermal power plant LNG is used.
  49. Kayyayi lake originate in Cheemeni Panchayat.
  50. Tholviraku Agitation in 1946 occurred in Cheemeni Estate.
  51. Central Plantation Crop Research Institute - Kudlu , Kasargod.
  52. CPCR produced T X D , D X T coconut crop and Mangala Arecanut crop.
  53. Totally Blood donation Panchayat - Madkai.
  54. First man made forest in kerala - Karim Forest.
  55. Longest river in kasargod is Chandragiri puzha( 105 km), other name - perumpuzha, ‘U’ shaped river - origin - Western Ghats reserve .
  56. Yachana Yatra from Thrissur to Chandragiri puzha (1931)
  57. Kakkadavu Dam is in Chandragiri puzha.
  58. Chandragupta maurya spent his last days in Chandragiri Puzha.
  59. Chandragiri Fort built by Sivappa naykar.
  60. Kayyur Revolt - 1941 march 28.
  61. Kayyur Hero - EK Nayanar.
  62. Meenamasathile suryan film based on Kayyur Revolt by Lenin Rajendran.
  63. Chirasmarana novel by Niranjan based on Kayyur Revolt.
  64. Kayyur - Land of Poorakkali, Land of Kalari.
  65. Hosdurg Fort (Kanhangad Fort ) built by Somashekara Naikar (1731)
  66. Samoohika Parishkarana Jadha By VT from Kanhangad to Chempazhanthy (1968)
  67. Largest Fort in Kerala Bekal Fort.
  68. Built by Sivappa Naikar of Bathanur.
  69. Vishnu saint Ramdas built Ananda Ashram near Bekal Fort.
  70. Place Bakel is known as Fufel.
  71. Veerakamba Fort built by Dutch
  72. Ooty of Kerala - Ranipuram or Madathumala.
  73. Poor man's’ Ooty - Nelliyampathy.
  74. Ooty of Malappuram - Kodikuthimala.
  75. Ooty of south Kerala - Ponmudi(golden valley).
  76. Coorg of Kerala - Maloom
  77. Ramapuram puzha(19 km) is the shortest river in kerala flows into Arabian sea, origin - Irigal hills
  78. Endosulfan affected on the Villages Perta , Swapna.
  79. Endosulfan strike heroine - Leela Kumari Amma
  80. Jeevan Dayani is the book based in Endosulfan strike by Leela Kumari amma
  81. Enmakaje book by Ambika sudan Mngad based on endosulfan disaster.
  82. Central University - Valiyanaynar moola, Kasargod - First VC - Jancy James(first lady VC)