Vakathanam is a Panchayat in Kottayam district of Kerala, India. It is 15 km from kottayam on the way to changanacherry via puthupally . Vakathanam panchayat consists of two villages

  • Vakathanam
  • Thottakkad


Ancient times Vakathanam was ruled by Kings of Thekkumkur. Njaliakuzhy was place were the gallows were setup and the accused were exected. Currently Njalikuzhy is the main junction where panchayat office is situated.

The terrain is hilly. Western border of the panchayat is having paddy fields. Earlier vakathanam was famous for Tapioca. Also the Jackfruit from vakathanam was famous. Now rubber trees are grown in the place of tapioca. Vakathanam is an important commercial centre of Kottayam. The chief crops are rice and rubber.

Religious instituions include temples, churches and other establishments. Vakathanam panchayat office is situated at Njaliakuzhi.


  • Population: 31222 (male-15559, Female-15663)
  • Literacy Rate: 97%
  • Population density: 1179/km²

List of Government offices

  • Panchayat office Vakathanam
  • Village office Vakathanam
  • Village office Thottakkad
  • KSEB office
  • Krishi Bhavan

List of Banks

  • State Bank of Travancore (ATM is at Njaliakkuzhy Branch, Which accepts Visa,Mastercard).
  • Vakathanam Village Co-Operative Society
  • Kottayam District Co-Operative Bank
  • South Indian Bank (ATM is at Njaliakkuzhy Branch, Which accepts Visa,Mastercard)

List of Schools

  • JMHS, Nalunnakkal
  • Govt LPBS, Unnamattom
  • MGEM Higher Secondary school Njaliyakuzhi
  • MD U.P school, Vakathanam
  • Govt Hr secondary school, Thrikothamangalam
  • Govt LPBS, Marangattu
  • NSS U.P School, Eravinallor
  • Gregorian Higher Secondary School , Nalunnakkal

List of Hospitals

  • Govt Hospital Vakathanam
  • Primary Health centers (3 NOS)
  • Govt Ayurvedic Hospital
  • Govt Homeopathic Hospitals
  • Govt Veterinary Hospital
  • Other Private Hospitals

Telecom and Communication Offices/Establishments

  • Main Post Office Njaliyakuzhi
  • ED Post Offices at other locations (7 NOS)
  • BSNL exchange & SDE office Njaliakuzhi
  • Other private Telecom operators , such as Hutch, Idea, Reliance, Airtel

List of Religious establishments

Law establishment agencies

Petrol Bunks

  • Couple of petrol bunks are there , which sells Petrol ,diseal and Lubricants.
  • One is located near Unammattom , on the way to changanacherry from njaliakuzy . Other one is situated to north of Njaliakuzhy junction .

Orkut Communities

Famous people from Vakathanam

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