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About Muhamma

Muhamma is a small town located in Cherthala Taluk of Alappuzha District of Kerala State. Muhamma is located about 13 KM away from the district headquarters Alapuzzha. The boundaries of Alapuzzha are Vembanadu Lake in the east, Kanjikuzhi in the west, Puthanangady in the north and Mannenchery in the south. The location of Muhamma is at 9035’ N Latitude and 76021’ E Longitude.  The total area of Muhamma is 26.76 sq km. Muhamma general administration is looked after by its Panchayat Body. The Panchayat body of Muhamma is considered as the model panchayat body for other villages and towns.

About Muhamma

History of Muhamma

The history of Muhamma dates back to more than 200 years before. The small river named Muppirithodu that used to flow eastward joined Vembanadu Lake the meeting place was called Mukhappu. The family that inhabited near Mukhappu was called by the name Mukahammel. Over the period of time, Mukahammel became Muhamma. This region was part of Idappally Kingdom. Muhamma played an important role in the freedom movement of India as many people from this region participated in this movement.

Demographics of Muhamma

The total population of Muhamma is about 24, 513 and percentage of males in Muhamma is about 48% whereas percentage of females is about 52%. The main language spoken here is Malayalam.

Economy of Muhamma

Economy of Muhamma depends mainly on its coir industry as 40% of the workers of Muhamma work in this industry. Economy of Muhamma is also dependent on fishing and agriculture. Tourism is also emerging as an important factor in the economy of Muhamma. 

Tourist Places in and around Muhamma

Muhamma attracts tourists with its exotic natural beauty and numerous species of flora and fauna. Read below to know about tourist places in and around Muhamma.

Alapuzzha near Muhamma


Located only 13 KM away from Muhamma, Alapuzzha attract huge numbers of tourists with its natural beauty and several monuments. Alapuzzha is located at the center of Vembanad Island and the Arabian Sea. Alapuzzha is the place that hosts two very well known boat races of India. Alapuzzha was the capital city of erstwhile Chempakassery Kingdom. Alapuzzha is also an important link to the backwaters of Kottayam, Kochi and Kollam. The Oldest temple of Lord Sri Krishna is located here and this city also has the famous St. George Church. 


Pathiramanal is an attractive tourist spot of Muhamma. It is an island located in Vembabadu Lake. Tourists get to enjoy eco-tourism at this island. The island can be reached from Alappuzha by boat. The Kayippuram jetty is located on Alappuzha - Thannirmukkam Road just 2 KM away from Kayippuram Junction. There are legends associated with this island.  Tourists get to watch exotic species of birds at this island.

Pathiramanal in Muhamma

Popular as the paradise for the bird watchers, this island is home to more than 91 species of birds and 50 species of migratory bird. The types of birds seen here are Cormorant, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Large Egrets, Water cock, Whistling duck, Terns, Stork, Whiskered Tern, Indian Pond Heron, Common Teal and Pin tail Ducks.

Religious Places in Muhamma

Some important religious places around Muhamma are Paloothara Church, C.M.S Church, Carmel Monastery, Aryakkara Temple, Kavunkal Temple, Mukalvattam Temple, Pallikunnu Temple, and Mohammadian Mosque.

Healthcare in Muhamma

Muhamma houses many hospitals which serve huge numbers of patient every day. Find here names and phone numbers of hospitals in Muhamma.

Muhamma Government Hospital: 0478 286 5296
K.V.M . Hospital: 0478 281 2228
Mathilakam Hospital: 0478    281 2538
District Hospital: 0477 225 3324

Important Phone Numbers of Muhamma

Fire Station: 101 / 0478 282 2455
Muhamma Police Station: 0478 286 2331 / 100
Mararikulam Circle Office: 0478 286 2391
Highway Police: 100 100
Taluk Hospital: 0478 281 2693
Railway Station (Cherthala): 281 2500
Railway Station Alappuzha: 0477 225 3665
Railway Station Marariklulam: 0478 286 2320
Railway Ticket Booking Alappuzha: 0477 2253665
KSRTC Cherthala: 0478 281 3052 / 281 2582
K.S.R.T.C Alappuzha: 0477 225 2501
Private Bus Station: 0478 281 3120
Ambulance (Taluk Hospital): 0478 281 2693
Ambulance (KVM Hospital): 0478 281 2228, 281 3189
Ambulance (X-Ray Hospital): 0478 282 2506,282 2366
Ambulance (SV Hospital): 0478 281 8451, 281 2451
Muhamma Panchayath Office: 0478 286 2348
Municipality: 0478 281 1536

Transport in Muhamma

Muhamma is well connected to other places like Cherthala, Vaikom, Kottayam through bus services. KSRTC buses are available very frequently from Muhamma to reach these places. Some KSRTC buses to Cherthala travel via Puthanambalam while plenty of buses travel via Kakjikkuzhi. There are many private buses that ply via Puthanambalam connecting Cherthala and Muhamma.

Transport in Mahumma

Boat services are also available to travel between Muhamma and Mannanam and Muhamma and Kannagara. Muhamma is connected to major cities and towns of India through railways.

One Day Trip from Muhamma

Many places located within 50 – 60 KM from Muhamma are considered as very good destinations for one day trip. Read below to know about these places.

Muhamma to Kochi

The distance between Muhamma and Kochi is about 55 KM. It takes near about one and half hours to reach Kochi from Muhamma. The famous attractions of Kochi are St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Pareekshith Thampuran Museum, Pallipuram Fort, Santa Cruz Basilica, Aranmula Temple, Chendamangalam Fort, and Maritime Museum Kochi.

Muhamma to Kottayam

Muhamma to Kottayam

 The road distance between Muhamma and Kottayam is about 34.8 KM. Kottayam has many interesting places for its tourist. The famous attractions of Kottayam are Juma Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kumily, Cheriyapally, Changanassery, St. Mary’s Knanaya Church, Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple, Narayana Swamy Temple, Sree Vallabha Temple, Vayaskara Ayyappana Temple, Vaikom Mahadev Temple.

Weekend Destinations from Muhamma

Muhamma has some beautiful tourist destinations around it. Some of these places are wonderful weekend destinations for the visitors. Read below to know about these places.

Muhamma to Kollam

The road distance between Kollam and Muhamma is about 100 KM and it takes 3 hours to cover this distance. The famous attractions of Kollam are Mahatma Gandhi Beach and Park, Thangassery Light House, Pullichira Church, Government Guest House, and Ashtamudi Lake.

Muhamma to Thiruvananthapuram

Muhamma to Thiruvananthapuram

The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Muhamma is about 164 KM and it takes near about 5 - 6 hours to reach Thiruvananthapuram from Muhamma. The major attractions of Thiruvananthapuram are Kovalam Beach,  Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Napier Museum, and Priyadarshini Planetarium.

Fact File of Muhamma

Town: Muhamma
District: Alapuzzha
State: Kerala
Population: 24,513
Latitude: 9035’ N
Longitude: 76021’ E
Official Languages: Malayalam, English

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