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Chandanathope is located in Kollam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°55′48″N 76°38′30″E / 8.929893°N 76.641755°E / 8.929893; 76.641755Coordinates: 8°55′48″N 76°38′30″E / 8.929893°N 76.641755°E / 8.929893; 76.641755
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
 • Body Kollam Municipal Corporation(KMC)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 691014
Vehicle registration KL-02
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Civic agency Kollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature 34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 22 °C (72 °F)

Chandanathope is a town located in Kollam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It lies 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Paravur town and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the city of Kollam on the Kollam–Thirumangalam National Highway 744. In Malayalam, the name denotes a place with sandalwood plantations. It is also known for growing cashews and its exports. It is a fast growing census town located within Kollam Municipal Corporation limits.


Chandanathope enjoys a significant position in the history of Kerala due to a police firing that happened here in 1958, against a group of cashew workers who were in an agitation demanding rights of cashew workers under the banner of Kundara Cashew Workers Union. This police firing that happened while the state was ruled by a workers party, the Communist Party of India This incident made their ally RSP join the Vimochana Samaram against the communist government which later along with a series of developments in other parts of the state, finally culminated in the toppling of Communist government by EMS.[1]

A column was erected at Chandanathope in memory of Raman and Sulaiman, two men who were killed by the police firing on 26 July 1958 as a result of protests by cashew workers and who became martyrs in the fight for the rights of the cashew workers.[2]


Important places of worship include the Chandanathope Juma Mosque, Kaduvachira Sree Vana Durga Devi temple and Aayiravillan Shiva temple.


Chandanathope is connected with various important towns in Kollam district through Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses and Kollam city buses of Elampalloor route.

National Highway 744 (India) passes through Chandanathope. Another major roads of Chandanathoppe are Perinad ESI Road and Chathinamkulam - Kandachira Cheepu Road.

Chandanattop railway station is a railway station in Kollam-Shenkottai Rail route, that is located in the town. Kilikollur railway station is also located nearby.

Nearest Airport- Trivandrum International Airport approx: 65 km. 1 hour 30 mins.


Govt ITI Chandanathope is situated here, it's a premier skill development institute in the district. There is a Basic Training Institute also that is situated in ITI Complex. Kerala State Institute of Design (KSID), a design institute under Department of labour and Skills, Government of Kerala, is located here.[3]

Chandanathope also has other educational institutions such as Chinmaya Vidyalaya Kollam, UHRD Center, MSM Higher Secondary School, Sivaram High-school, Govt LPS Kuzhiyam etc

It has an Annexure of Azeezia Medical College.

See also



  1. ^ "Remembering martyrs of Chandanathope firing". The Hindu. 2008-07-25. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  2. ^ The New Socialist. 1958. p. 43.
  3. ^ "KSID Inauguration".

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