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The town of Karunagapally is located 23 km away from Kollam district. It is the municipality of Kollam and comprises of resorts and beautiful beaches. The beauty of the place is unexplainable which is why it is also known as "God's own country". The main attraction for tourists flocking to the town is due to the boat facility offered at Alumkadavu. It is no less than a paradise for all the visitors coming to stay at the place. The scenic beauty of the place combined with its peaceful ambience is what makes it worth escaping to from the screeching noise and the hustle bustle of the city.
As per the history of the place, Karunagapally is an old Buddhist site. A Buddhist bhikshu named karinagan lived in Karunagapally, and since it is situated on the bank of Pallikkal River, it got this name. Another popular attraction of the place is Krishnapura Palace which houses a deity of Lord Buddha which was recuperated from the local tank. Idol of Lord Buddha was discovered from the pond of Buddha known as Puthenkulam at Maruturkulangara in Karunagappally.
The idol of Lord Buddha was carved out of a single piece of rock and was first installed in Karunagappally after which many years later it got reinstalled in the Krishnapuram Palace compound. Karunagappally was previously known as 'Onattukara'. The town also has a temple in which Lord Shiva is the primary deity, two ancient mosques and a church named Mar Thoma. This region has crops including coconut, paddy, and banana is grown in the area.
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