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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 12 km from Kollam City through Kollam-Paravur coastal road. Pozhikara is 2.5 km away from Paravur town. KSRTC runs daily bus services in Pozhikara-Ernakulam and Pozhikara-Poovar route. Paravur Municipal bus stand is about 2.5 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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