Malayattoor is a village in the North Eastern corner of Ernakulam District in the state of Kerala in South India. The name ‘Malayattoor’ is an amalgamation of three small words. Mala (Mountain) Arr (River) Oore (Place). This is to say, Malayattoor is a meeting place of mountain, river, and land.
Kurisumudy is a mountain at Maiayattoor, 1269 ‘Ft. above sea level.Kurisumudy has its fame as a place visited by St. Thomas, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. Jesus gave a mandate to his Apostles to go out to the whole world and to proclaim the Good News. Taking upon himself this commandment, Thomas set out to India and landed at Kodungalloor in AD 52. He spent 20 years in India travelled through different parts of this great country of spirituality. He founded seven communities of believers which were Kodungailoor, Palayoor, Kottakavu, Kokkamangalam, Chayal, Kollam, and Niranam.
A beautiful tourist spot with the most popular waterfall in Kerala is a part of Chalakuddy River and is 80 feet in height. Chalakuddy is the closest town by road. One needs to take precautions to avoid accidents while swimming.
Thrissur District Tourism Promotion Council organizes daily Jungle safari trips from Chalakuddy to Malakkappara . Perhaps the most attractive wild life watch and eco jungle safari that takes one through evergreen sholayar forest range of the Western Ghats. The safari provides an unique opportunity to explore the rich flora and fauna of the Athirapally – Vazhachal forest area covering Kauthukapark, Thumboormuzhy Dam and Butterfly Garden, Athirapally water falls and Vazahachal Falls covering 40 kms through thich forest, tea garden, lofty peaks etc.
Named after the routine fight of the raftsman and the river the place was named Paniyeliporu – Poru means fight in Malayalam language. You will find differentvarities of birds and animals. Blessed with lush green vegetation around Paniyeliporu providing an exotic experience with birds chirping with the river flowing by, its an memorable experience.
Situated equidistant from the three nearby major towns – Muvattpuzha, Perumbavoor and Kothamangalam ,Kalil cave temple is located at Methala in Asamannoor village a small rural community in Ernakulam district. Situated in a cave under a massive rock that stands san ground support. This in itself is a unique feature and is considered one of the wonders in the world. This giant structure measuring 75 feet in length and 45 feet in width stands 25 feet in height. This structure is situated right in the center of the 28 acres jungle. The shrine is considered as one of the ancient Jain temples in Kerala.
Situated near Perumbavoor in a tropical rain forest surrounded by dense forest with big trees the Kavu resides the diety of VanaDurga – the power of the forest. The temple dates back to the Dwapara Yuga of Lord Krishna as per Hindu Mythology. Visitors will get carried away by the rich flaura and fauna of the forest which is full of Teak, Tamarid, Mango and Pine trees and a host of animals and birds………
Bullt by KanchiKamakkoti Mutt the Sri AdiSankaraKeerthiSthambaMandapam is an eight storey memorial..Two elephant statues that lead to the PadukaMandapam guard the entrance. Padukas means wooden sandals worn by the teacher and is represented as two silver knobs. The walls havepaintings that share the story of AdiSankaracharya. It is oen to all pilgrims irrespective of caste creed or religion.
Kodanad is one of the major eco tourism destination projects sponsored by the Indian Govt. As a part of this eco tourism project the Govt. of India has developed Kaprikkad which is 3 kms away from Kodanad as a village in 2006 for entertaining tourist in a eco friendly and most natural way. Another major attraction is the Kodanad elephant-training center on the banks of Periyar.
Located 12 kilometers from the nearest town Kothamangalam covers approximately area of 25 Km2
In Kerala – South India is the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Renowned Ornithologist Salim Ali described it as one of the richest bird habitat in the country. Thattekkad means flat forest, it’s a low land forest on the banks of river Periyar – the longest river in Kerala. Several species of birds are found here including water birds and forest birds.
One of the major tourist spots in Keala – South India, situated near Pindimana a village, which is about ten kilometers away from the nearby town – Kothamangalam. The dam is formed with unshaped stones of huge quantity on both the sides of the River Periyar, giving rise to the myth that it was made by Super humans or Bhootham
Malayatoor is a combination of Mala that stands for Mountain, Arr – means River and Oore meaning Place. Hence it’s known as a meeting place of Mountain, River and Land. One of the major attractions here is the Kruismudi or the Hill of the Holy Cross a Mountain at Malayatoor. It is said St. Thomas an Apostils of Jesus Christ visited this place.
Situated above 1269 feet above the mean sea level Kurismudi is located in a very serene condition with its trace of Divinity. It provides an ambience that is a replica of heaven with the mountain peaks touching he clouds and the sight of the river Periyar flowing below, Mountains with steep cliffs and a winding road.
Jagadguru AdiShankara Bhagavadpada was born in Kalady a beautiful village known for its serenity and rustic simplicity situated close to river Poorna or Periyar a renowned place, visiting Kalady helps in improving self restraint, enhances tranquility and all the virtues of people engaged in pursuit of knowledge.