The term ‘Mallappally’ literally means ‘hill shrine.’ Mallappally is a holy place located in the Pathanamthitta taluk in Kerala. Mallappally is surrounded by Anglican Missionaries which were established in the 19th century.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Mallappally. Some of them are Pournami Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Akshai Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), River Walk Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Hills Park (Tariff – Rs. 500.)
The official languages of Mallappally are Malayalam and English. Other languages that are spoken in Mallappally are Hindi and Telugu.
Popular events in Mallappally are the Mallappally Conventions in the summer, Shivarathri in the month of March and Christmas in the month of December.
Places of Interest
Popular tourist spots near Mallappally are the Thirumalida Mahadeva Temple (1 km from Mallappally), Kottayam (29 km from Mallappally), Sabarimala (44 km from Mallappally) and The Pentecostal Mission Church (5 km from Mallappally.)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kochi airport which is 98 km from the city. There are bus and taxi services to and from Mallappally and the airport.
Mallappally does not have its own railway station. However, people can reach Mallappally from the Kottayam railway station which 29 km from the city.
One can travel between Mallappally, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam by bus. There are also regular buses to Thiruvalla, Sabarimala and Erumeli. Popular travel operators in this region are KP Travels and Hindustanth Travels. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.