—  town  —
Location of Changanacherry
in Kerala and India
Coordinates 9°28′00″N 76°33′00″E / 9.466667°N 76.55°E / 9.466667; 76.55Coordinates: 9°28′00″N 76°33′00″E / 9.466667°N 76.55°E / 9.466667; 76.55
Country India
State Kerala
District(s) Kottayam
Population 51,960 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Changanacherry (Malayalam: ചങ്ങനാശ്ശേരി) is a municipal town in Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India, located 20 km south of Kottayam and 7 km north of Thiruvalla on the Main Central road.




SB College
NSS Head Quarters

As of the 2001 India census,[1] Changanassery had a population of 51,960. Males constituted 48% of the population and females 52%. Changanassery has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 86% and female literacy of 85%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. A large percentage of population from Changanassery resides abroad in the Gulf, Europe and America.

Vazhappally Temple


Archbishop's house

Perunna Subramanyaswami Temple, Thrikodithanam Temple, Vazhappally Mahadeven Temple, Parel Church, Puthur Masjid (Puthurpally) and Pazhaya Masjid (Pazhayapally) are the important worship centres in Changanacherry. The notable worship centres near to Changanassery are Ettumanoor Temple, Manarkadu Church, Chakkulathukavu Temple, Neerettupuram, Chettikulangara Temple, Mavelikkara, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple and Anikkattilammakshethram Temple. The Archdiocese of Changanassery is the largest Catholic Diocese in India, established in 1887.

NSS Head Quarters
Metropolitan Church


Changanacherry assembly constituency was a part of Kottayam (Lok Sabha constituency).[2] However, after the Delimitation Commission's Report in 2005 in order to retain Mavelikkara Lok Sabha Constituency, Changanassery segment in Kottayam and the neighbouring constituencies in Alappuzha and Kollam districts were put together under Mavelikkara constituency.

Points of interest

  • Archbishop House, Changanacherry
  • NSS Hindu College
  • Assumption College
  • SB College
  • Vazhappally Temple
  • Metropolitan Church
  • Parel Church
  • Nair Service Society Headquarters
  • Municipal Park
  • Puthurpalli Juma Masjid

Educational Institutions

  • NSS Training College

N.S.S. Training college Changanacherry, Kerala was estsablished in the year 1954 by Nair Service Society, the biggest corporate educational agency in Kerala. It is an aided college affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and is managed by Nair Service Society . The college comes under control of the Zonal Deputy Director of Collegiate Education, Kottayam. The institution is recognized by NCTE and accredited with B++ level by the National Assessement and Accreditation Council. The institution has been rendering outstanding contributions to the society ever since its establishment in the year in 1957.



Anandasramam, Changanassery. The SNDP Branch No. 1 A, innuagurated by Mahathma Gandhi. Sri Narayana Guru has visited Anandasramam.


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