Mala enchanted by different rivers, backwaters, small hills and its green palms swaying in the wind and rich paddy fields offers an ideal spot for any tourist. The pilgrim centers, monuments, goddess nature and the must see spots fulfill your eagerness finding new shore in tourism. Mala had inland water ways and rivers connecting main trade centers of Kerala which in turn made an Ancient trade market.
Nedumkotta (means long fort in Malayalam language) - It was a militarily strategic Fort built by Thiruvithamkur Maharaja Karthika Thirunal Ramavarma to prevent the invasion of Samoodiri and Tippu Sultan.
Al Azhar Central School, Mala, Thrissur is a popular CBSE Senior Secondary School started in June 2003 and located at Paranattukunnu, Mala - Puthenchira Raod hardly 1.5 km away from Mala town. Al Azhar Central School, Mala a co-curriculum school caters CBSE syllabus from KG-I to Plus Two.
The rare remnants of Jewish Settlement in Mala will attract any tourists of aesthetic mind. In ancient period Mala street was known after Jews and it was called "Jews Street Mala". In 1948, when Israel was formed, the Jews left this place and back to their mother land. There is currently no Jewish community left in Mala.
Moozhikulam Sri Lakshmana Perumal Temple which is believed to be 5000 yrs old is like an Oasis in a desert, satiating the spiritual hunger of devotees. The Main Idol of Worship is Lord Lakshmana. It was known from ancient letters that the rule for Temple Administration was made here.
Athirapally Vazhachal the most famous scenic locations in Kerala - the God's own country - visualize many enchanting experiences from the nature attracts domestic as well as international tourists and picnic groups especially for its two distinct water falls - Athirapally waterfalls and Vazhachal Waterfalls.
The St.Thomas Church of Ambazhakkadu had centuries old background as it was built in 300 AD. It was the fulfilment of a cherished dream of a group of people inspired by St.Thomas.
Kuzhikkattussery Pilgrim Centre, Mala is one of the popular tourists and pilgrim centres among Roman Catholics where the two tombs have been placed in the Holy Family Convent Church. It has only about 6 km away from Mala town. Blessed Mariam Thresia who died on 8 June, 1926, and Fr Vithayathil, who was the spiritual guide of blessed Mariam Thresia died in 1964.
MET'S School of Engineering Mala (MET'S Mala or Mala Engineering College) was established by Mala Education Trust (MET) in 2002. It is accredited by the AICTE and is affiliated to the University of Calicut.
MET'S Engineering situates just 3 km away from Mala town, built over a sprawling twenty seven acre lush green land, built up area of 80,000 sq. ft. serene and exquisite landscaping enhances the conclusiveness of the place to academic pursuits of learning and research.
Having adequate health care is extremely important to people. This is especially true in the area of medicine and the delivery of health care services at Mala. Mala has different types of health care system provided by Govt. and private organization.
Government Ayurveda Hospital Puthenchira situated at 6 km away from Mala town and a half km from "Puthenchira Sadanam" / "Saanthi Nagar Puthenchira". It was started in 1986 as an Ayurveda Dispensary with the facility of one Ayurveda Doctor and a few associated staffs.
Snehagiri Society Mala Thrissur was founded and registered in the year 1979. It is situated about 4 km away from Mala town, registered under Charitable Societies Act, with independent legal status. Snehagiri, which means "Love Hill" is the name of the community they established. Currently about 500 families of the locality which took its name from a nucleus of about 25 families built a housing complex of that name in an area of about 5 acres of land.
Holy Child Convent English Medium School founded in 1979 at Painattukara village then known as Mullankuzhy and now popularly known as Snehagiri (Love hill), a place near Kottackal Monastery. The school is administered by Udaya Provincial, Irinjalakuda Diocese. Holy Child Convent School is a successful school serving in education sector more than three decades.
Ayurveda has attention of medical men not only within India but many other countries including developed countries like United States, Germany etc. Over the past few decades, interest in Ayurvedic medicine has grown rapidly worldwide, using the interpretations of Vedic books.
Sri E.K. Divakaran Potti, a prominent personality in Malayalam Translation literature born on 28th April, 1918 at Puthenchira an adjacent Village of Mala in Thrissur District. He is a member in Edamana Illam at Puthenchira. E.K. Divakaran Potti was a high school teacher by profession from 1950 to 1973 in the Kizhakkambalam High School. He has died on 23rd July 2005 at his 87th years.
St. Mary's Residential Central School, Thiruvalla, in Pathanamthitta district is one of the pioneer senior secondary schools in south India. The school was established in 1974 by St. Mary's Educational and Cultural Society Thiruvalla.
Mala has number of educational institutions from the Preschools up to Post-graduation level. Besides number of schools and colleges, Mala Trichur obtained some prominent places in the higher education field such as Engineering college, BEd College, MBA College.
Malakadavu or Mala Kadavu (Mala + kadavu - kadavu means a type of localized boat jetty or small port in local language Malayalam) is considered to be the "Gateway" of ancient Mala.
Government Model Higher Secondary School Nadavaramba (GMHSS Nadavaramb) located at Nadavarambu, a place just 3 km away from Irinjalakuda Town, Thrissur District, Kerala, India. Nadavaramba School was initiated as a Lower Secondary School - Anglo-Vernacular Lower Secondary School - in 1920 by an eminent personality Mr. C.S. Viswanatha Iyer who became the first Headmaster of the Nadavaramba School.
St. Joseph’s College for women is, however, more than a college situated in the heart of Irinjalakuda close to Kodungallur-Thrissur state highway. This institution seeks to graduate women as skilled, refined, innovative, service-oriented professional promoters of inter-cultural understanding and sustainable economic development. Ever since it was founded in 1964 it has been constantly evolving to respond to the educational needs of thousands of suburban women of mediocre means.