Vilanjam (India)

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Region
Asia

Local Time
13:01 17 Oct 2017

Coordinates
10.70769 N, 75.96930 E

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Vilanjam (Vizhinjam) is a natural port located near international shipping routes in the city of Thiruvananthapuram in the Indian Kerala state. It has a population of around 18,570 people (2001 census).

  • Kovalam beach lies 3 km (1.9 ml) from Vizhinjam while the region is popular for its internationally acclaimed beach resorts and Ayurvedic treatment centers.
  • Vizhinjam International Seaport is a deepwater multi-purpose shipping hub. The total project expenditure is Rs 6000 crores over 3 phases and is proposed to be operated on the landlord model to cater to passenger and clean cargo. Kerala cabinet decided to award the Vizhinjam international port and deep-water container terminal to Adani Ports and SEZ.
  • Vilanjam harbour is the site of unique demonstration plant converting energy from waves to electricity by use of Oscillating Water Columns (OWCs). The generated electricity is then fed into the local grid. In December 1990 a caisson was built on the site and 2 generations of power modules have been tested so far. The plant was commissioned for the first time in October 1991. Physical processes that are involved in the energy conversion are already better understood, which led to a threefold increase in plant's power output.
  • Kerala cave temples, of which 10 exist, are distributed in 3 groups. The southernmost consists of those at Bhutapandi, Tirunandikara, Tuvarankad, and Vizhinjam. All cave temples found in the southern group are examples of shrines, mostly enshrining lingam. 

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