Business Areas Under Kerala Circle
Kerala Telecommunications Circle has been segmented into eleven Business Areas (BA) and each BA is further divided into several Short Distance Charging Areas (SDCA) for call charging. The BA are, Trivandrum, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kannur, Malappuram and Lakshadweep
The capital of the state.Kerala Telecom Head Quarters is located here. Renowned for the Lord Ananthapadmanabha temple, the presiding deity of the city. The fabled Kovalam beach and the Ponmudi hill resort are situated here. An international airport makes it easier for tourists to access the city from any part of the globe. Trivandrum BA consists of three SDCAs viz., Attingal , Nedumangaud & Trivandrum .
Tucked 72 kms away from the capital,Kollam is also a trade nerve in south Kerala. Kollam is the major cashew trading and processing centre in the country besides being a hub of marine industry. Kollam SSA has Punalur, Kollam and Karunagapally SDCAs.(Short Distance Charging Areas).
The district's name is a combination of two Malayalam words pathanam and thitta, which together mean "houses by the riverside". The Holy River Pampa, River Achankovil and Manimala River, which are Kerala's three largest rivers, flow through the district. The important tourist places in the district are Konni-Elephant cage, Pandalam, Aranmula, Kakki, Maramon, Hydroelectic power plants etc., Hindu devotees gather in Sabarimala hill shrine in large numbers every December to glimpse the "Makara Jyothi". Pathanamthitta BA is segmented into 4 Short Distance Charging Areas(SDCA). Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Adoor and Ranni are its SDCAs.
The first district in India to be declared 100 percent literate. This Christian heartland of the state is famous for its rubber plantations. Also home to the Rubber Board, one of the country's primary commodities board. Kumarakom resort and Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary in Thekkady are the main tourist attractions. Short Distance Charging Areas are, Vaikkom, Palai, Kottayam and Kanjirapally.
Port city. The industrial capital of Kerala and the gateway to the state's commerce and prosperity.The district's administrative head quarters, Kochi is also famous for its backwaters and Chinese fishing nets. Revenue districts Ernakulam and Idukki come under Ernakulam Bussiness Area.Ernakulam BA consists of Ernakulam, Adimali, Munnar, Muvattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Nedungandam,and Peerumedu SDCAs(Short Distance Charging Areas).
The cultural capital of the state. Trichur is world-renowned for its Pooram Festival and temples. The Great Elephant March and the festivities associated with Pooram are major attractions. Trichur is divided into four SDCAs. Trichur, Irinjalakuda, Kunnamkulam and Vadakkancherry.
Palakkad – The Rice Bowl of Kerala. Home to the famous, Malampuzha Dam,Silent Valley National Park and Parambikkulam Wildlife Sanctuary. The Tipu’s Fort in the city is a major attraction. Palakkad, Alathur, Koduvayur, Mannarkkad and Shornur are the Short Distance Charging Areas (SDCAs) of Palakkad.
Malappuram, literally means a terraced place atop hills, is the land famous for Kerala's cultural tradition. Kottakkal, the cradle of Ayurveda, Thunchan parambu, birth place of Thunchathu Ezhuthachan, Tirunavai, historic place where the Mamamkam festivals were held and the Jama-at Mosque of Veliancode are in this district. Malappuram BA is segmented into Short Distance Charging Areas(SDCA) like Nilambur, Manjeri, Perinthalmanna and Tirur
Lakshadweep is a group of islands in the Arabian sea. Though a Union Territory, it is a minor Business Area under the Kerala Telecommunications Circle. The islands -- Kavarathi, Minicoy, Agathy, Bitra, Chetlet, Kalpeni, Amini, Kiltan, Kadamath and Androth -- constitute the Short Distance Charging Area (SDCA)
Vasco da Gama, the Portugese traveller, first landed here.The district's history reverberates with the heroic tales of the Zamorins, the erstwhile princely rulers. Birth place of the legendary navigator Kunjali Marakkar is Vadakara in Kozhikkod district. Kozhikkode BA comprises of two revenue districts Kozhikkode and Wayanad and also is segmented into 4 Short Distance Charging Areas(SDCA) Badagara, Manonthody, Calicut and Kalpetta.
Kannur , the capital of erstwhile Kolathiri Rajas has carved a niche in the socio-political history of the state. The famous Bakel fort at Kannur ,the Muthappan Temple of Parassinikkadavu are major tourist attractions. Theyyam and Kavadiyattam were nurtured and nourished by artists from Kannur.Kannur and Kasragod revenue districts come under Kannur BA which includes Uppala, Kanhangad, Payyannur, Taliparamba, Telichery, Cannanore and Kasargod SDCAs (Short Distance Charging Areas).