Kottakkal St. Theresa's Monastery is a soul stirring experience for the lovers of spirituality. It established in 1889. The blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias's footsteps itself change this place a holy land. He was born in 1805 at Kainakary, a coastal village of Alappuzha district in Kerala. After his elementary education, he joined to Catholic seminary at Pallipuram and became an ordained priest in 1829.