is situated 27 Kms north to Kollam. It is linked with Kollam by
rail and road. There is a mini civil station at Karunagappally.
Padayanarkulangara, which forms part if the town, was once the
military station of the Kayamkulam Rajas.
idol of Budha, recovered from a local tank here, is now preserved
in the Krishnapuram Palace, situated north of Oachira. The town
has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, two old mosques and a Mar
block consists of 4 Panchayats viz, Allappad, Karunagappally,
Thodiyoor and Mynagappally, covering an area of 66.34 sq.kms.
block is industrially forward because of its advantageous location
on National Highway near to sea. Coconut, Paddy, tapioca, banana
etc are the mail agricultural crops.
Prominent small scale and cottage industries
are based on bricks, well rings making, engineering and electronics
items handicrafts etc.