Balaramapuram

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Balaramapuram is a small town in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, India. Balaramapuram is famous as the centre for the production of traditional varieties of handloom textiles meant for the contemporary cloth wearing style of Kerala. Its unique craftsmanship makes it an ideal heirloom..LocationBalaramapuram is located on National Highway 47 13 km South east of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city in Kerala, India and 25 km North of Kaliyikkavila, the southern boundary of the state. Balaramapuram lies 77 degrees 5 minutes east longitude and 8 degrees 23 minutes North latitude.HistoryDuring the regime of His Highness Maharaja Balaramavarma, from 1798 to 1810, handloom weaving was first introduced at Balaramapuram. The Maharaja and his Delava (Chief Minister), Ummini Thampi jointly decided to convert Balaramapuram and its surrounding places into an agro-based industrial belt with various traditional industries by the development of paddy and coconut cultivation, fishing, weaving, and oil extraction. Separate streets with a clustered at identified places, providing a comparatively better infrastructure for development.

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