About Sasthamcotta - The lake view town
Sasthamkotta known as the ‘queen of lakes’ has the fresh Water Lake spreading over the area. It is situated 29 kms away from Kollam. An ancient Sastha Temple on its shores, with resident tribes of monkeys, adds sanctity to the waters. Covering an area of approximately 375 hectares, Shasthamcotta Lake does not get frozen in winter and fresh water is available 365 days a year. This large lake is totally devoid of any flora and there is no plant growth in the waters of the lake. A larva called “Cavaborus” abounds in the lake. They eat up the viruses and bacteria in the water thus contributing substantially to the high degree of purity of the water. Shasthamcotta Lake supplies drinking water to approximately 10 million people including the population of the Municipality of Kollam. This project was undertaken and completed by Indo-Norwegian consortium.
About Sasthamcotta Grama Panchayat
Sasthamcotta Grama pachayath is a part of Kollam District, Kunnathoor Taluk, Sasthamcotta Block Panchayath.
Area : 24.42 KM2. Population : 32391 (According to 2001 Census), Men : 15842, Women : 16549.
Total Wards : 18. (Listing from 1 to 18) Panappetty, Panappetti East, Cinemaparamp, Muthupilakkad East, Karinthotuva, Peruvelikkara, Punnamood, Muthupilakkad West, Manakkara East, Sasthamcotta Town, Anjilimood, Manakkara West, Pallisserikkal South, Pallisserikkal, Pallisserikkal West, Pallisserikkal East, Manakkara, Bharanikavu.
Places Near by Sasthamcotta
Mynagappally, Thevalakkara, Karali jn., Ithotuva, Nelppurakkunnu, Peruvelikkara, Kadapuzha, Kallada, Sooranad, Chakkuvalli, Sasthamnada, Ambalathumbhagom, Kadampanad, Muthupilakkad Parthasarathy, Malanada, Anayadi, Karinthotuva, Nediyavila, Cheekkalkadavu.