<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a town in Kottayam district
in the state of Kerala
.It is 38 km east of Kottayam, the District Centre. Erattupetta was known as Erappili and Erappuzha before the Advent of Tamil Muslims into this town. Erattupetta is situated in the foothills of High Ranges. It was the commercial capital of the Poonjar principality until 1949. The hill produce from the Nilgiris were brought down by the Muthuvans for trade. Wagamon
, a Hill Station lies some 22 km east of Eruttupetta. Erattupetta's current economy is primarily rubber and scores of large and small estates dot the landscape. Aruvithura St.George's Church ,an Old famous Pilgrimage centre is situated in the Suburbs of Erattupetta.
Erattupetta has Syrian Christians, Hindus and Muslims living peacefully. The Muslims of Erattupetta are Tamil Muslims who made Kerala as their Home. They are called as Tamil Muslims
in South and Central Kerala. These Tamil Muslims came from Tamil Nadu during Old days. In Erattupetta, Thodupuzha
and parts of idukki
districts Muslims are not Mappila Muslims
, the Malayali Muslim Community elsewhere common in Kerala. Lebbas are another Muslim family in Erattupetta and are descendants of Shaikh Saeed Bava (a descendant of Ukasha bin Mihsan, a companion of Prophet Muhammed S.A.). Erattupetta was ancient route from Athirampuzha
to Tamil Nadu.
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