Malayattoor

Malayattoor is a town in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. It is located 52 kms from Kochi, the Malayatoor Church is situated atop the 609 m high Malayatoor Hill. The church is dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed to have prayed at this shrine. One of the most important Christian pilgrim centres in Kerala, this holy shrine attracts devotees in very large numbers not only from Kerala but also from the neighbouring states. This famous church is situated at Kurisumudi, a verdant hill in the Western Ghats girdled partially by the river Periyar. The Church has a life-size statue of St. Thomas and the imprint of the feet of the Apostle on a rock. This shrine has now been accorded an international pilgrimage station.

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.


Town:
Kalady is about 15 km
Airport:
Cochin International Airport, about 22 km
Railway Station:
Nearest railway station is Angamaly, about 23 km
District:
Ernakulam
Longitude:
10.195493
Latitude:
76.496129

Tourist Place to Visit in Ernakulam District, Kerala