Mannar - The Bell Metal Town is a major business town situated in between Mavelikara and Thiruvalla, in Alappuzha District of Kerala state, India. Bell metal is a hard alloy or it is form of bronze made approximately of 78 per cent copper and 22 percent tin.Nearly 300 families in mannar have carried on the tradition of bell metal products making in their alas and hence the mannar is named as "The Bell Metal Town". Mannar is connected via 4 railway stations (Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Harippad and Mavelikara) at a distance of 9 km each on four sides.
Mannar is very famous for Vessels, Lamps, Bells etc. made out of Brass, Bronze and other metals. There are hundreds of traditional 'ALA'S' in Mannar. Also there are many small scale manufacturing establishments engaged in this business, employing traditional workers. Read More
Craftman from mannar had created a lot of world classic products like Worlds biggest Varpu displayed at Delhi Museum, Worlds biggest Church Lamp at Kuravilangad Church, Worlds biggest Temple Lamp of Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Worlds biggest Temple Bell at Simla Temple, Worlds biggest Church Bell at Cathedral Church New Delhi and Replica of famous "Tree of life and Knowledge" lamp and the massive bronze insignia of the State of Kerala in Legislative Assembly are few among them. This town boasts the reputation of being second destination in India for these metal products, second only to Market leader manufacturing city Moradabad . Mannar is also famous for Ayurvedic treatment and Traditional herbal medicine. Centuries old traditional family herbal treatment by Kollasseril family is very effective for Jaundice and Hepatitis. Reaping the benefits of Ayurvedic Medical Research and recent development of Medical tourism, Padma ayurvedic medical centre & Punchkarma Hospital, Kuttamperoor attracts lot of patients. In order to maintain the quality of medicines used, the firm maintains its own full fledged Herbal garden and its own Medicines manufacturing facilities. This is a GMP certified company also engaged in exporting Ayurvedic medicines to many countries. Omkar Ayurvedic Medical centre is a speciality hospital for punchkarma and ayurvedic treatment.The place also has well known for educational institutions like Dewaswom Board Pampa College, Mannar Sree Bhuvaneswari Higher Secondary School, Mannar Nair Samajam Higher Secondary School and Good Shepherd School. The Mannar Library at Kuttiyil Junction is a full fledged library, equipped with lot of reference books.