Kerala Tourism

Pambummekkattu Mana (Illam) Serpant Temple Vadama Mala, Thrissur, Kerala

Pambummekkattu Mana, Vadama, Mala, Kerala

Pambummekkattu Mana, is a famous Temple devoted to Serpent Gods, situates at Vadama very close to Mala Town. It is believed that the divine presence of "Vasuki" and "Nagayakshi" are there in the "Kizhakkini" of Pambummekkattu Mana.

ADAK Fish Farm Poyya Mala

Agency for Development of Aquaculture, Kerala - ADAK Fish Farm Poyya, Mala, Kerala, established in 1989 with the help of UNDP.

Agency for Development of Aquaculture, Kerala - ADAK Fish Farm Poyya, Mala, Kerala, established in 1989 with the help of UNDP. ADAK Poyya is spread over 58.71 hectares with net pond area of 39.15 ha at scenic, back water location of Poyya Mala. Model Shrimp farm and Training Centre Poyya, The Brackishwater Shrimp Farm, Poyya is located at Poyya Panchayat, Pallippuram Village of Kodungallur Taluk in Thrissur district.

Kodungallur Azhikode Mar Thoma (St. Thomas) Church: The Birth Place of Indian Christianity

Kodungallur Azhikode Mar Thoma (St. Thomas) Church: The Birth Place of Indian Christianity

Azhikode St. Thomas Church also known as Mar Thoma Pontifical Shrine is known as the birth place of the Christianity in India. It's a famous Christian shrine situated at Azhikode, a few km away from Kodungallur town. The main significance of this church is that it is one of the seven churches that have been founded by St.Thomas and obviously the first one. The church has been built on the year 1953 and the church today holds the relic of St.Thomas - a bone from his arm.

Athirappally Vazhachal Waterfalls, Thrissur Kerala - The Most Famous Scenic Location In Kerala

Mala tourism - Athirappally Vazhachal Waterfalls, Thrissur Kerala - The Most Famous Scenic Location In Kerala

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.

Jewish Monument - Synagogue and Cemetery - Mala Thrissur, Kerala

Mala jewish Synagogue inside view, Thrissur Kerala

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.

List of Famous Waterfalls In Kerala

Athirapally waterfalls during mosoon season

The forests of the Western Ghat are punctuated with large and small waterfalls that roar, gurgle and splash down the mountain side. Almost all these scintillating Cascades are the venues for picnics and excursions round the year in Kerala.

Ancient Times of Mala, Kerala

The small town has its own unique scenic beauty with back-waters and Arabian Sea. It had inland water ways and rivers connecting main trade centers of Kerala which became an ancient market place. The enchanting rivers criss-crossing canals and gurgling streams made this fertile land rich with the cultivation of coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper and vegetables.

Significant Places in Mala

The Jewish Cemetery is a place of historic significance in Mala. Many decades ago there existed a Jewish community. Their old synagogue is still kept as a monument in Mala town. One of the oldest Carmelite Monasteries is located in this town namely Kottackal St. Theresa's Monastery, which is built by Blessed Chavara Kuriakose in AD 1867.

Celebrities in Mala, Kerala

Mala was the pet constituency of the former Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri.K.Karunakaran and he made it his way to the State Assembly, a number of times. The famous comedian of the Malayalam film industry Sri.Mala Aravindan is from Ambazhakadu, Mala.

Important Places and Locations in Mala, Kerala

The nearby places are Ambazhakkadu, Valiyaparambu, Kuruvilassery, Ashtamichira, Poyya, Krishnan Kotta, Pooppathy, Vadama, Annamanada, Meladur, Keezhadoor, Vennur, Palayamparambu, Sampaloor, Vynthala, Pazhukkara, Naithakudy, Mala Pallippuram, Kundur, Kuzhur, Eravathur, Kuzhikkattussery, Kundayi, P

Malakadavu Mala, Thrissur

Malakadavu Mala, Thrissur

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.

Oxbow Lake Vynthala Mala Thrissur

Oxbow Lake Vynthala Mala Thrissur

Vynthala Oxbow Lake of "Kanichan thura" (thura means lake in the local language Malayalam) at Vynthala a neighboring place of Mala. The Oxbow lakes are that naturally formed adjacent to the river and in the shape ox-bow is called "Oxbow lake". The rivers that are coming from the mountain take diversion and assume the shape of English letter "U" in some parts of plane area.

Transportation Facilities at Mala

The public and private transport systems are fairly better here compared to the other places in Kerala. Mala has a KSRTC Sub depot, which is situated adjacent to the old Malakadavu. Many buses are plying to different areas of the State. There is also one private bust stand in the town. Major developmental projects are being carried out in this location. The villagers are blessed with a good transport system.

Transportation Facilities at Mala, Kerala

Mala KSRTC Bus Stand cum Depot

The public and private transport systems are fairly better here compared to the other places in Kerala. Mala has a KSRTC Sub depot, which is situated adjacent to the old Malakadavu. Many buses are plying to different areas of the State. There is also one private bust stand in the town. Major developmental projects are being carried out in this location. The villagers are blessed with a good transport system.

Religious and Political Harmony of Mala, Kerala

In those ancient periods of Mala, ceremonial sounds from four places of worship (Temple, Synagogue, Mosque, and Church within the Mala town limit) were heard at the same time proclaiming religious unity of people dwelling at Mala and its surroundings. Among developing towns of India, Mala has a prominent position that encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds contributing their part as a development measure.

Uniqueness of Kerala Tourism and Fact File of Kerala

Uniqueness of Kerala Tourism and Fact File of Kerala

The uniqueness of 'Kerala Tourism' mainly lies in its natural beauty. Kerala is well-known for its enchanting water bodies that take the form of canals, backwaters and rivers. And there are regions in Kerala, where water dominates life of those living in its vicinity. Secluded beaches, Palm-fringed backwaters, Picturesque hill stations, Lush, tropical forests, Spectacular waterfalls.....

Innovative Developments in Kerala Tourism

Kerala has recently introduced innovative tourism initiatives. Two of its villages, Aranmula and Kumbalangi, are being promoted as tourist destinations in a big way as part of the 'Endogenous Tourism Project' of the United Nations Development Programme and Government of India.

Mala, The Place

Mala Kerala

Mala is the name of a small town in Thrissur district of Kerala, South India. Mala, often known as Mala Thrissur is a developing area, at the southern part of the district. It is also known as Mala Trichur or Thrissur Mala or Trichur Mala. Mala is located about 40kms towards the north from Kochi and 14kms from Chalakudy, Kodungallur and Irinjalakuda. The name "Mala" is considered to be originated from the Hebrew word "Mal-Aha" which means "Center of Refugee".

Famous Backwaters In Kerala

Famous Backwaters In Kerala

The backwaters of Kerala – meandering inland lakes networked by canals, innumerable lagoons, lakes, and estuaries stretch to over 900 km. Boat trips across these tranquil stretches are an experience unique to Kerala. Large Kettuvalloms (traditional country crafts over 60ft. in length) have been converted into luxury houseboats for these cruises.

Famous Tourist Hill Stations In Kerala

Hill Stations In Kerala lying on the windward side of the Western Ghats, Kerala has a long chain of lush, mist-clad hill stations that are home to exotic wildlife. All the hill resorts in Kerala offer the most magical experience of nature in all its virgin beauty.

List of Famous Wildlife Sancturies In Kerala

Nestled in the luxuriant forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala are fourteen wildlife sanctuaries. And skirting these exotic destinations are some of the most delightful trekking trails in the country.

Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque, Kodungallur

Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque, Kodungallur

Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungallur is considered as the oldest mosque in India and the second oldest mosque in the world to offer Jumuah prayers. The mosque is believed to build by Malik Bin Deenar and Malik bin Habib and a group of Arabs in 629 AD. The mosque has been constructed during the era of Mohammed and it is believed that the bodies of the followers are buried here. The mosque is facing towards eastern side when compared with the other mosques in Kerala which face the western side.

Kodungallur Fort: Part of Kerala Tourism

Kerala boasts number of forts and monuments that can be explored by the travellers. Kerala is a place that is known for its natural beauty but we would like to take you to a historical area that throws up a lot of possibilities for the traveller. Kodungallur Fort is one of the important and historical fort in Kerala and particularly in the history of Kodungallur. Kodungallur Fort or Cranganore Fort was built way back in 1523 AD by the Portuguese. The fort was also known by the Portuguese name Fortaleza da Sao Tome.

Nalambalam Pilgrimage OR Nalambala Dharshanam in Kerala

There are many important places related with Lord Sree Rama in Kerala. People and devotees pray to Lord Sree Rama throughout the year by chanting the mantra Sree Rama Jayam. It is believed that the month of Karkidaka is auspicious for praying to Lord Sree Rama and reading Ramayana. It is believed that Ramayana in home should be read between the afternoon time and before the temple opening time at evening. The reason is that it is believed that all Hindu Gods and Goddesses will come to hear the chanting of Ramayana and they have to go back to their respective temples at evening. Sundrakanda should be read frequently this month to get the blessings of Lord Hanuman. There are Gayathri mantras that are part of Sundrakanda that would solve all the problems faced by the Hindu devotees.

Payammal Shatrughna Swami Temple

Sathrughan Swami, The Payammal temple, 6 km from Vellankallur along the Irinjalakuda-Kodungallur route, is one of the few Shatrughna shrines in the State. Shatrughna is considered to be the reincarnation of the Sudarshana Chakra (disc) in the hands of Mahavishnu. This is the smallest temple among Nalambalam. Of the four idols retrieved from the sea by the fishermen this idol is the smallest. All the other three temples have circular sreekovils but here sreekovils is in rectangular shape.

Muziris Heritage Project

Muziris Heritage Project

Muziris Heritage project is a project that has been started by the Kerala Government. The aim of the project is to showcase the cultural and historical value of the Muziris which is considered as a legendary port. There are numerous monuments in this area that showcases the architectural marvel of the previous eras and that also brings to the light about the Historical growth.

List of Famous Tourist Beaches In Kerala

Kerala Beach photo

Sharing its western border with the Arabian sea, Kerala has a 600 km long shorelines dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. Most of India’s finest beaches are in Kerala.

Travel And Tourism - Meaning and Brief Introduction

Travel And Tourism - Meaning and Brief Introduction

Tourism is a dynamic and competitive business that requires the ability to constantly adapt to customers' changing needs and desires, as the customer satisfaction, safety and enjoyment are particularly the focus of tourism businesses.

Moozhikkulam Lakshmana Perumal Temple

In Nammalvar and Thirumangaialwar, Thirumoozhikkulam Lakshmana Perumal is referred as Moozhikkalattappan and Tayar (Mahalakshmi) as Madhuraveni Naachiyaar.

Kerala State Tourism Awards

Kerala State Tourism Awards

State Tourism Department has declared winners of its tourism awards in 3 different categories for the year 2014-2015. It was announced by the government on Dec. 16th Friday, 2016, after verifying the report submitted by judging committee headed by Principal Secretary of Tourism, Kerala.