Pothanikkad or Pothanicad is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.It's also the first village to achieve 100% literacy in India. The name derives from the Malayalam words poth, meaning buffalo, anaa, meaning elephant, and kaddu, meaning forest, as it was originally a forest with wild buffalos and elephants. Now, this small village has developed into one of the most educated and culturally advanced villages in Kerala. St. Mary's High School is the oldest high school in Pothanicad, where very prominent people in the society and many local politicians have been educated. St. John's Higher Secondary school Pulinthanam is a pioneering educational institution in the village. A government Lower Primary school and two other private Senior Secondary High schools, following CBSE curriculum, also provides better educational opportunities for the young community. Pothanikkad is 16 km away from Thommankuthu water falls , the nearest tourist location and approximately 22 km from well known Thattekad Bird Sanctuary near Kothamangalam. It is also known for churches like Pothanicad St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church, Pothanicad Ummanikkunnu St. Mary's Orthodox Church and St Xavier's Catholic Church.Wikipedia
Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Pothanicad, India. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Coimbatore, India. Coimbatore is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Kollam Beach, Munroe Island, Tangasseri Lighthouse. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Coimbatore International Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.