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Manarcad is a small town in Kottayam district of Kerala state, South India. It is known for the Manarcad Perunnal, the annual feast at the St. Mary's Church, which is usually held in the first eight days of September. It is located about 9 km from the town of Kottayam and is on the way to tourist town of Thekkady.PeopleThe majority of the population depends on agriculture, but recently there is not much agricultural land. Manarcad has now became a satellite of Kottayam town, and a good residential area. Manarcad is one of the most densely populated villages in Kerala. Manarcad perunal rasa which is held on September 6 of every year is known as the biggest rasa in Asia.CultureManarcad has good shops where you can make profitable shopping of local products.Manarcad has been declared as a pilgrimage center by the Patriarch of the Jacobite Syrian Church.Majority of Population is Christians and rest is Hindus.Christians community Consists of Pentecostal, Jacobite, Orthodox, Brethren and Morthama groups. Main Churches are Manarcad St.Mary's Jacobite Church, Church Of God Gilgal Maalam, Brethren Assembly Maalam, Vadakamanoor Orthodox ChurchEconomyNowadays NRI's act as the financial backbone for this small urban village.AgricultureRubber, pineapple, pepper and coconut plantations contribute to the agricultural income. Few paddy fields remain unaltered.MediaKolo Suryoyo is a publication by St Mary's youth association, Manarcad.It is a Very popular Christian Magazine. Margadeepthi magazine is also publishing from ManarcadHospital Ministry Of INDIA published NeeravuManarcaud is in Kerala. Add Manarcaud and other destinations in India to your travel plans using our India journey planner .
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