Kattappana Sub Division
Came In To Existence
Came in to existence on 11.08.1978 as per GO(Rt) No.1383/78/Home dated 07.07.1978.Now functioning in new building having panchayath No. II/ 1213 of Katappana grama panchayath since 18 March 2004, inaugurated by Sri Hormis Tharakan IPS, DGP Kerala.
The DysP office is situated at Kattappana town, opp. the SBI branch Kattappana and 200 mts away from old bus stand and 300 Mts away from the New Bus stand and 1.5 km away from the KSRTC Bus stand.
The Police Stations which comes under Kattappana Police Subdivision are Kattappana , Vandanmedu , Mullapperiyar (Headed by a DySP under the direct supervision of District Police Chief), Nedumkandam , Cumbummettu , Kumily , Vandiperiyar , Peerumedu , Upputhara , Peruvanthanam , Vagamon and Thankamony . In addition to this one Traffic Unit at Kattappana town , One Tourism Police Unit at Kumily and an Aid Post at Anakkara are also functioning under Kattappana Police subdivision.
- Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-I Peerumedu
- Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-II Peerumedu
- Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-Kattappana
- Adl Sessions&Sub Court Kattappana
- Munsif Court Kattappana
- Family Court Kattappana
- Judicial First Class Magistrate Court Nedumkandam
Loksabha and Legislative constituency
- Idukki Loksabha Constituency
- Legislative constituencies -peerumedu,Udumbanchola and Idukki
Kattappana town is situated in the high altitude region of the Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is the largest town in the Highrange and houses most of the educational institutions and hospitals. Kattappana is known as the "commercial capital of highrange" in Kerala, as the area is one of the primary producers of pepper. The mid-1980s saw an unprecedented boom in construction activity as a result of a surge in the price of pepper. The economic boom of the town led to land prices that were once rumoured to be higher than those in Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, and that still remain high.
The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery (130 km away) near Cochin. The town has no rail connectivity. The nearest railway station is at Kottayam (104 km away). People rely mainly on bus routes which run through the town. There are three State Highways that passes through the town.
Kattappana itself is a commercial town, not a centre for tourism, but there are many tourist spots in the surrounding countryside. There are two hills near the town from which it is possible to get a birds eye view of the town and experience the cool climate at 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) above sea level.The famous Tourism centres such as Thekkady, Vagamon, Ramakkalmedu, Parunthumpara, Panchalimedu,Anchuruly and Kalvarymount falls within this Sub Division.
Police Stations in Kattappana Sub Division
- Kattappana Sub Division
- Kattappana PS
- Vandanmedu PS
- Thankamony PS
- Nedumkandam PS
- Cumbummettu PS
- Kumily PS
- Vandiperiyar PS
- Peerumedu PS
- Upputhara PS
- Peruvanthanam PS
- Vagamon PS
- Mullapperiyar PS