Vandanmedu Police Station

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Came into existence

Vandanmedu is a small town in Idukki District of Kerala near Tamil Nadu boarder. It is one of the world's largest auction centers for Cardamom. Vandanmedu is around 25 km north of Kumily. Situated about 4,000 ft above the mean sea level, the place is dotted with lush green trees and gurgling rivulets. It is ideal for adventure tours and trekking. Carmelia Haven, one of the most eco-friendly resorts in Kerala, is situated in Vandanmedu. Chellarcovil view point and Aruvikuzhy water falls are some tourist spots within the station limit. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport. Kottayam Railway Station and Changanacherry Railway Station are the convenient railheads from Vandanmedu.

Up to 01/03/1961 this was an Out Post attached to Vandiperiyar Police Station . The outpost was upgraded as charging station on 01/03/1961 as per GO RT No.273/Home/Dated 22/2/1961. A new police subdivision with head quarters at Munnar has been created on 20/4/1972 and this station came under Munnar Subdivision. Kattappana Subdivision was opened by Sri. PJ Joseph Honorable Home Minister of Kerala on 11/8/1978 and the station came under Kattappana Subdivision. (click here to view map)

This Station was in Peerumedu Circle formerly. On the formation of Nedumkandam Circle Office on 11/08/1978 this station came under Nedumkandam circle. On the formation of Kattappana Circle office on 09/06/1994 the station came under Kattappana Circle. The newly constructed Police Staion Building was opened on 11/11/1985 by Honorable Home Minister Sri. Vayalar Revi

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Vandanmedu Police Station Jurisdiction border comes Eastern side Gudallur Police Station Thamil Nadu. Northeast side Cumbummettu and Nedumkandam Police Station. Western side Kattappana Police Station Southern side Kumily Police Station.


  • Judicial First Class Magistrate Court Nedumkandam
  • Sub divisional Magistrate Court Devikulam

Loksabha and Legislative Constituency

  • Loksabha Constituency : Idukki
  • Legislative Constituency : Udumbancholla


  • Vandanmedu
  • Kattappana
  • Karunapuram
  • Chakkupallam
  • Pampadumpara


Anakkara Panchayathu Bus stand is in the station limit. The buses services towards Kumily Ernakumlam Kattappana Munnar are available.

Various projects functioning in Vandanmedu Police Station Limit

The following programs are functioning in the station limit as part of Government Policy. A special team under one ASI is formed for the smooth functioning of the below mentioned programmes.

Women Help Desk

With the help of women help desk women who are came to Police Station are getting a huge relief and functioning in good manner.

Senior Citizens Help Desk

An elder friendly Officer is giving aid to senior citizens in the station limit.

Clean Campus Safe Campus

As part of Clean campus safe campus introduced by Government of Kerala, the programme is effectively implementing in all most Schools functioning under Vandanmedu PS limits in a good manner. The goal of ‘Clean Campus and Safe Campus’ is to prevent the usage of injurious/psychotropic substances by students and the effective implementation of the program could achieve the goal to a great extent.

Student Police Cadet Project

Student police Cadet project is implemented in MES HS Amayar and its working smoothly

Tourist Spots

Chellarkovil Water Fall

Chellarkovil Water Fall
Chellarkovil Water Fall

Fifteen kilometers apart the Kumily town lays a small sleepy village – Chellarkovil. It is ideally located in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in the Anakkara Panchayath. Considered to be one of the best tourism spot in the Idukki district, Chellarkovil always attracts tourists from all over the world.

Chellarkovil is famous for its greenish mountains, cascading waterfalls and picturesque beauty. The destination is placed around 1200 m above the sea level. When you reach Chellarkovil, you will feel like this is the place that you were longing to visit for a long time. Chellarkovil is located 15 km north to Thekkady and Kumily.

Important establishments and institutions

  • Vandanmedu Village Office Vandanmedu Town
  • Anakkara Puttady Village Office
  • Chakkupallam Village Office Anakkara
  • Karunapuram Village Office Karunapuram
  • Kattappana Village Office Kattappana
  • Pampadumpara Village Office Mundiyeruma
  • Vandanmedu Panchayath Office
  • Chakkupallam Panchayath Office , Anakkara
  • Vandanmedu Village Office
  • Anakkara Village Office , Puttady
  • KSEB Office , Puttady
  • PHC Puttady
  • Cakkupallom Village Office , Anakkara
  • Telephone Exchange , Vandanmedu
  • Spices Park , Puttady
  • Govt Vetinary Hospital, Puttady
  • Govt Vetinary Hospital, Anakkara
  • Post office ,Vadnanmedu
  • PWD Asst. Engineer Office, Vandanmedu
  • Asst. Labour Office ,Vandanmedu
  • Agricultural Office ,Puttady
  • Govt. PHC Puttady
  • Alphonsa Hospital Anakkara
  • Orthodox Medical Center Nettithozhu
  • New Light Hospital Chettukuzhy
  • Govt LPS Puliyanmala
  • NSS LPS Chellar covil
  • St. Joseph LPS Kochara
  • St. Mary's LP School Puttady
  • IMS LPS Naduanakkara
  • Govt. LPS Mali
  • KE UPS Puliyanmala
  • MGM Public School Chettukuzhy
  • Mar Evanios Public School Chettukuzhy
  • AKM UPS Kochara
  • St. Antony's HS Vandanmedu
  • Carmel CMI Public School Puliyanmala
  • MES HSS Amayar
  • NSP HSS Puttay
  • Govt HSS Anakkara
  • Mont Fort Anakkara
  • State Bank of Travancore – Anakkara
  • Union Bank of India – Anakkara
  • Union Bank of India – Puttady
  • Federal Bank – Puttady
  • Union Bank of India – Vandanmedu
  • District Co-operative Bank Vandanmedu .
  • District Co-operative Bank Anakkara .
  • Kattappana Service Co-operative Bank – Puliyanmala .
  • Chakkupallom Service Co-operative Bank – Anakkara .
  • Vandanmedu Service Co-operative Bank – Nettithozhu .
  • Vandanmedu Service Co-operative Bank – Puttady
  • Vandanmedu Service Co-operative Bank – Chettukuzhy
  • Siva Parvathy Temple Anakkara
  • SNDP Temple Anakkara
  • SNDP Temple Nettithozhu
  • Sree Subrahmanyaswamy Temple Myladumpara
  • Sree Mahadevi Temple Puttady
  • Sree Mahaganapathy Temple Vandanemdu
  • Sivan Covil Vadanmedu
  • Sivan Covil Kadassikadavu
  • Mahaganapathy Temple Mangaladevi
  • Sree Dharmasastha Temple Mannakudy
  • Sree Dharmasastha Temple Poor’s Mount
  • Kaliyamman Covil Puthukkadu
  • Subrahmannya swamy Temple Puliyanmala
  • Goumariyamman covil BTR Nagar Annyartholu
  • Sree Swayampbhadevi Temple Puttady
  • Sree Mahadeva Temple Soolappara
  • Ayyappan Covil Mali
  • Bhadrakali Temple Mali
  • Mariyamman Covil Mali
  • St. Thomas Ferona Church Anakkara
  • St. Thomas Churh Cellar Covil
  • Mar Sleeba Church Chellarcovil
  • St. George Orthodox Church Nettithozhu
  • St. Peters Jacobite Church Nettithozhu
  • St. Joseph Malankara Church Nettithozhu
  • Velankannimatha Church Puttady
  • St. Mary’s Jacobite Church Puttady
  • St. Mary’s Orthodox Church Puttady
  • St. Antony’s Church Vadannmedu
  • St. Antony’s Church Puliyanmala
  • Malankara Catholic Vandanmedu
  • Juma Masjid Vadanmedu
  • Juma Masjid Kadassikkadavu
  • Juma Masjid Pulilyanmala
  • Juma Masjid Chellarcovil
  • Puliyanmala Public Library
  • BTCM Children’s Home Chellarcovil
  • Grace Rehabilitation Center Chettukuzhy
  • NMR Bright Fuels Puliyanmala
  • Winners Pertoleum Anakkara