Mal: കട്ടപ്പന kaṭṭappana

‘Palm Trees’    Town,  Kerala

From Mal: kaṭṭa, ‘lump’, ‘mass’, ‘block’; and pana, ‘palm/palmyra tree’.

Kattapana is located in the mountain ranges of Idukki District at an altitude of 1,000+m – an ideal location for growing the cardamom, black pepper, coffee, cocoa, palm oil,  ginger and tea it is famous for.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.


Aerial view of the town of Kattappana

Aerial view of the town of Kattappana            Nirmal