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Malayattoor - Where Nature Meets Culture

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Malayattoor, a small town located in Ernakulam district, gets its name from three Malayalam words - 'Mala' meaning 'mountain,' 'Arr' meaning 'river' and 'Oore' meaning 'place'. This small yet picturesque town is literally sandwiched between the Western Ghats and Periyar River making it a meeting point of land, water and mountain ranges.

Malayattoor, a small town located in Ernakulam district, gets its name from three Malayalam words - 'Mala' meaning 'mountain,' 'Arr' meaning 'river' and 'Oore' meaning 'place'. This small yet picturesque town is literally sandwiched between the Western Ghats and Periyar River making it a meeting point of land, water and mountain ranges.

Tourist Places In And Around Malayattoor

Malayattoor town is famous for its ancient Catholic Church which is dedicated to Apostle St. Thomas. Malayattoor not only serves as a Christian pilgrim center but also known for its scenic beauty. Besides the St. Thomas Church, which is the chief attraction of the place, there are a couple of other churches such as the Church of Mary Immaculate and the St. Sebastian Church. Durga Devi Temple is yet another religious spot that attracts travellers. Places like Mahagani Thottam and Moolamkuzhy can also be visited during the trip to Malayattoor.

Best Time To Visit Malayattoor

Believers and tourists visit here all year round as the church is forever bustling with activities. But one should avoid coming here during its long rainy season as the heavy rains make sightseeing impossible. Winter is the best season to explore Malayattoor since the temperature is pleasant.

How To Reach Malayattoor

Malayattoor is situated at a distance of approximately 47 km from Kochi and is well connected with its neighboring districts.

Flavors Of The Divine Land

Food prepared here has the typical Kerala flavours. Small food joints and coffee houses are a speciality of this place. During the festival season when the town is bursting with activity, temporary food stalls are built for the convenience of the pilgrims.

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How to Reach Malayattoor

  • By Road
    Malayattoor is well connected by road. Regular bus services to Malayattoor are available from Kochi Bus Station. Kochi is connected to the rest of Kerala and some major South Indian cities by road. Kerala State Transport (KSRTC) runs buses to this small town, and the tickets are inexpensive.
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  • By Train
    The rail-head situated closest to Malayattoor is at Ernakulam. Trains to all major Indian cities are available from Ernakulam Central Station. Regular trains run to and from this station connecting all other regions of Kerala. Those who arrive by rail can take taxis or rickshaws to reach Malayattoor.
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  • By Air
    The airport closest to Malayattoor is the Kochi International Airport. Those who arrive by air can take taxis form the airport to reach Malayattor. Malayattoor is located at a distance of 15 km from the airport. The taxi charges from the airport to the hill will cost around 400 INR.
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