Mal: തൊടുപുഴ toṭupuḻā

‘Stream River’  Town,  Kerala

From Mal: tōṭu, ‘water-course’, ‘rivulet’, ‘stream’; and puḻa/puzha, ‘river’.

The stream became a river and the river became a town.

Thodupuzha has an agricultural economy based on rubber and a wide range of fruit, vegetables and spices including rice and  tapioca; banana, coconut and pineapple; pepper, cocoa, ginger, and turmeric.

With Idukki and the Cardamon Hills immediately to the east, Thodupuzha is also known as the  ‘Gateway to the Western Ghats’.

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

 

Thodupuzha Town: An aerial view

Thodupuzha Town: An aerial view                   footsigns