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Udhagamandalam is dotted with scores of buildings, dating back to the 19th century.Among these, the Stone House and Saint Stephens Church are two of the most prominent.Geographical classification of Thodupuzha Region is Malanad or Idanad.Thodupuzha is also the name of the river that flows through the town. Thodupuzrtha is 57 km (35 mi) from Kottayam and 62 km (39 mi) south east of Kochi.Thodupuzha is 200 km from the state capital, Trivandrum.It is one of the largest town in the district and is a main commercial center.The town is being modernised with the help of a program sponsored by the World Bank, financing through the Government of Kerala.

This hill route, on which it travels, has one of the steepest gradients in the world; hence, it uses the ingenious rack and pinion system, developed way back in 1811.The Kings of Vadakkumkoor used to live at Karikode for several years.At the time of King Marthanda Varma, Vadakkumkoor became part of the state of Travancore.A carpet-covered aisle, lined by coffee-coloured wooden benches, makes the decor elegant.Pointed-arched windows, covered by stained glass paintings, depicting scenes from the Bible, catch the attention instantly.The Stone House was the first bungalow and in turn the first pukka house, built here.

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