Location Map


From SIRD to KSRTC Bus Station km


70 km



85 km



27 km



4.5 km


Market Jn

3.4 km


T B Jn (Rest House)

3 km


Krishithottam Jn

2 km


ETC Entrance

1 km



400 m

SIRD is located in the serene landscape interspersed with hillocks and paddy fields. SIRD lies close to the Extension Training Centre. Kottarakara is well connected by road (State Highway No.1) and rail. The campus is developing into an idyllic site suitable for carrying out training and research activities.
The Kerala itself is identified as one of the most nature rich terrains in India. Known widely as the God’s Own Country, Kerala is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west and unbroken stretches of Western Ghats in east. The world-renowned Kovalam beach is just 85 km from SIRD. Kerala is also the home for Kalaripayattu one of the ancient martial art forms of the world. Classical art forms of Kerala like Kathakali, Koodiyattom, Mohiniyattom, Thullal etc., are even today nurtured with all its ancient grandeur.
Getting there
Nearest bus station: SIRD campus is about five km away from Kottarakkara Bus Station along the Kottarakara-Oyoor road. Most of the KSRTC buses plying across the length of the state touches Kottarakara.
Nearest railway stations: Kottarakara railway station which is about 5 km from SIRD campus and Kollam railway station which is about 27 km from the campus.
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram international airport, about 80 km from the SIRD campus.
  • The land is having more or less tropical climate except in the period of mid-May to mid-July when the regular monsoons are on.


  • The southwest monsoon starts by the end of May or from the beginning of June and fades out by September, while the northeast monsoon commences in October.


  • Dry weather sets in by the end of December.


  • December, January and February are the coolest months of the year.


  • March, April and May are generally very hot.


  • During the months of April and May, the mean daily maximum temperature rises up to 35 degree Celsius and in the days of December-January, it may go down to 20 degree Celsius.


  • The average rainfall is around 150 cms per annum