Kattappana Police Station

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Kattappana Police Station

Ayyappankovil Police Station was opened on 01-04-1961 as per GO (Rt) No. 517/61,dated 30-03-1961 primarily with the object of dealing with cases connected with the eviction of encroachers from the forest area to clear the catchment area for the Idukki Hydro electric project.

Government accorded sanction to shift Ayyappankocil Police station to the new building at Kattappana and renamed it as Kattappana Police station , vide GO (Rt) 1841/73/Home. dated 28-11-1973 . Kattappana Police station opened on 12-12-1973 by Sri. K V Oommen IPS, Supdt of Police, Idukki

Idukki District has been formed with effect from 01-01-1972 as per GO(MS) 10/72-Home dated 25-01-1972. A new Police Sub-division with Head Quarters at Munnar has been created as per GO (MS) NO. 59/72/Home dated 20-04-1972 and the station comes under Munnar Sub Division. Prior to this, the station was attached to Kottayam Sub-Division in Kottayam Dist.

On the formation of Kattappana Sub Division as per GO(Rt) No. 1383/78/Home,dated 07-07-1978, the station came under the Kattappana Sub-Division.

This Police Station was in peerumedu Circle formerly. On the formation of Nedumkandam Circle office on 11-8-78, the station came under Nedumkandam Circle. On formation of Kattappana Circle office on 09-06-1994 as per GO (M) 27/94-Home,dated 22-04-1994 this station came under Kattappana Circle.

An Out Post at Thankamany started on 28-8-10 vide DO No. 331/10-ID Thankamany and Erattayar Villages are under the jurisdiction of Out Post. (click here to view map)

Sanctioned 4 4 9 31 1 8 57
Existing 1 4 9 29 0 10 53


The Police Station is having jurisdiction over four villages namely, Kattappana and Kanchiyar, Thakamany and Erattayar Village.

Important establishments and institutions

  • Kattappana
  • Kanchiyar
  • Erattayar
  • Thankamany
    • St. Johns Hospital, Kattappana
    • Primary Health Center, Kattappana
    • Co-operative Hospital, Thankamany.
    • Govt. College, Kattappana
    • St. Sebastian's College, Kattappana
    • JPM College, Labbakkada
    • St. George Higher Secondary School, Kattappana
    • Ossanam English Medium Higher Secondary School, Kattappana
    • St. Jeromes HSS Vellayamkudy
    • MM HSS Nariyanpara
    • Zion Public School, Swaraj
    • St. Thomas HS , Erattayar
    • Kalvary HSS Kalvary mount
    • Govt. ITI, Kattappana
    • IHRD Kattappana
    • State Bank of India, Kattappana
    • State Bank of Travancore, Kattappana
    • Federal Bank, Kattappana
    • ICICI Bank Kattappana
    • Union Bank, Kattappana
    • IndusInd Bank , Kattappana
    • Dist. Co Operative Bank
    • Service Co operative Bank, Kattappana
    • Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Kattappana
    • Sree Lakshmi Narayana Temple, Idukkikavala
    • Sree Dharma Sastha Temple ,Ayyappankovil ( Old)
    • Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Thoppippala
    • Sabarigiri Ayyappa Temple, Nariyanpara
    • .Puthiyakavu Devi Temple, Nariyanpara
    • Annapoorneswary Devi Temple, Adayalakkallu
    • Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Parakkadavu, Kamakshi
    • St. George Forone Church, Kattappana
    • St. George Church, Vellayamkudy
    • St. Thomas Church, Erattyar
    • St. Thomas Church, Thankamany
    • Town Juma Masjid- Katappana
    • Juma Masjid, Vellayamkudy
    • Taluk Referral Library, Kattappana
    • Apsara Public Library, Vallakakdavu
    • Pratheeksha bhavan, Kattappana
    • Assissi Snehashramam, Irupathekkar

    Tourist Places

    • Kalvarymount Tourist Center
    • Anchuruli
    • Hanging bridge at Ayyappankovil

    Various Projects functioning at Kattappana police station limits

    • Janamythri Suraksha Project
    • Women Help Desk
    • Vanitha Vijnana Kendram ( Library in Police Station)
    • Senior Citizen Help Desk
    • Students Police Cadet Project
    • Clean Campus Safe Campus