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Neendakara
Urban Village
Parimanam Sri Durga Devi Temple-Neendakara
Neendakara Port, Kollam
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691582
Telephone code 0476
Vehicle registration KL-23, KL-
Nearest city Kollam City (9 km)
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Neendakara is a village in Karunagappally taluk, Kollam district, Kerala, India.. It is Kollam district's medium fishing port.

St-Sebastians-Church-Neendakara-Kollam
Neendakara Church

History

When Portuguese traders settled in Kollam in the early 16th century, their ships passed through the Neenadakara bar, now the site of Neendakara Bridge, part of National Highway 66, which connects the village to Sakthikulangara across Ashtamudi Lake.

Etymology

In Malayalam, Neendakara means "a long bank".

Norwegian Project

The headquarters of the Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community project, established in 1953, was based in Neendakara until 1961, when the site was handed over to the Government of Kerala.

Panoramic view of Neendakara bridge and Ashtamudi Lake
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