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Pozhikara regulator bridge
Pozhikara regulator bridge
Pozhikkara is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°48′39″N 76°39′08″E / 8.81083°N 76.65222°E / 8.81083; 76.65222Coordinates: 8°48′39″N 76°39′08″E / 8.81083°N 76.65222°E / 8.81083; 76.65222
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Civic body Paravur Municipality
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691301
Telephone code 0474
Vehicle registration KL-02
Nearest city Kollam - 14 km
Nearest town Paravur - 2 km
Website www.paravuronline.com

Pozhikara (Malayalam: പൊഴിക്കര) or Pozhikkara is the Western border town of the Paravur municipality in the Kollam district of Kerala state in India. It is located at the South-Western tip of Kollam's coastal area, it is in the Arabian Sea coast. Pozhikara is a heritage site in Kerala.[1] Visitors, including foreign visitors come to Paravur and Pozhikara to see the estuary, backwaters and beaches.[citation needed]


Pozhikara has an important position in the history of Paravur and Kollam City.[citation needed] Paravur was a trade hub for foreign countries.[citation needed] An ancient document revealing the importance of Paravur and Pozhikara is 'Pozhikara sasanam' built in the 12th century at Pozhikara sivakshetram (later it became a devikshetram), it was encrypted on a 'sila phalakam' in 'vattazhuthu'.[clarification needed] Another mention of Paravur is in 'Unnineeli sandesam' which was written above more than 600 years.[2]

Pozhikara was the administrative headquarters of Paravur before the independence of India. Remnants of old fort, Thaana (police station) and Anchalappees (post office) still remain.[3]


Pozhikara is about 14 km from Kollam City through Kollam-Paravur coastal road. Pozhikara is 2 km away from Paravur town. KSRTC runs daily bus services in Pozhikara-Ernakulam and Pozhikara-Poovar route. Paravur Municipal bus stand is about 4 km away from pozhikara.

The nearest important railway station is Paravur Railway Station, which is 2.5 km away from Pozhikara. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

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