(1500 Ft Above Sea Level)

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Pala is categorised as Pilgrimage / Plantations

Kerala Style Plantation Bungalow (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2008)
Cherpunkal Holy Cross Church (photo courtesy: Augustus Binu)
Bharananganam (Photo Courtesy: Simynazareth)

Reasons to Visit
  • Pala is located 22 kms from Kottayam and is set around rubber Plantation highlands.
  • Pala is home to experiential homestays with Syrian Christian heritage and plantation centric homestays in the plantations around it.
  • There are 11 temples in and around Pala. Among them Lalam Mahadeva Temple is among the most renowned and is sometimes termed as Dakshina Kasi (Kashi of South).
  • Destinations in South India offering Rubber and Spice Plantation Experience"Pala (20+ kms from Kottayam) is base town for Rubber plantation areas in plantation highlands around. Pala has Plantation bungalow stays and Homestays for the experiential travellers. Pala is a popular luncheon stopover for Inbound group travellers looking for Authentic Syrian Catholic Christian cuisine."
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Railway Station Pickup or Drop

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Pickup/Drop between Kottayam Railway Station and Plantation bungalow in PalaRs. 1878

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A Day with the FarmersRs. 1350

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Destination Ideas

  • Cuisine Experiences in Kerala
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Plantation Highlands in Kerala

Stay Ideas

  • Nazarani Tharavad Homestay Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    St Marys Jacobite Syrian Church, Manarkadu is another very important and famous Christian church in Kottayam. This church is located at Manarcadu, near Kottayam.
    Syrian Catholic
    Lalam Mahadeva Temple an ancient Lord Shiva temple and is renowned as Dakshina Kasi (Kashi (Varanasi) of South). This temple is equivalent to Kasi Viswanatha Temple at Varanasi.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Kadappattoor Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple near Pala and one of the prominent temples of the area.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Kizhathadiyoor Thrukkayil Mahadeva Temple near Pala is an ancient Lord Shiva temple and is the biggest temple in Pala region.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Puliyannoor Mahadeva Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple in Pala area. The temple is locally very significant and is renowned for the 8-day festival that is held here annually (Feb - March).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Cherpunkal Church is a famous Church in the name of Infant Jesus and visited every First Friday.
    Roman Catholic Church
    The 1000 year old St Mary's Church here is an important pilgrim centre in Kerala. The mortal remains of the Blessed St. Alphonsa are laid to rest here.
    Syrian Catholic
    Vezhanganam Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple situated in Bharananganam area dating back to 1500 years
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple dated mid-16th century. Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is one among the 108 Shivalayas created by Lord Parasurama.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Kurisumala monastery situated on the Kurisumala hill, is a renowned pilgrimage for Nazrani Catholics. The hill area includes 12 sub mounds where pilgrims visit. The area is fully surrounded with Tea estates and lakes. Trekking to the hill is popular with locals. Guests also can visit Indo-Swiss Project Diary Farmssituated on the Kurisumala hill managed by the Kurisumala monks.
    Church, Adventure
    Trekking, Syrian Catholic
    Thiruvayamkudy Mahadeva Temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Kottayam district with dating back to 890 AD.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple is a renowned Lord Shiva temple 35 kms from Kottayam.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    A prominent religious institution belonging to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and a seminary for aspiring priests for Syrian Christians in Kerala, is located in Chungam, Kottayam.
    Syrian Catholic
    Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple and one among the 108 Lord Shiva temples created by Lord Parasurama. Kaduthuruthy is a renowned pilgrim center of Kottayam area on the Kottayam-Vaikom road.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple, one of the 108 Shiva temples created by Lord Parasurama. The temple is located in heart of Kottayam.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Thommankuthu is a very scenic waterfall near Thodupuzha. A song of the Malayalam movie Chattakaari was shot here. Thommankuthu waterfall is a seven-step waterfall located in forest. A trek of 12 km through the forests is possible.
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Waterfall
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ayyampara is a rock formation with a plateau running into hundred of acres offering panoramic views. Its a soft trekking route for guests to visit in the evening for the sun set.
    Natural Wonders
    Marmala waterfall 7 kms from Teekoy rubber estate. From here a private vehicle takes one further 2 kms. To reach the falls one is required to trek through the estate. The waterfall is about 60 metres in height, falling into a 12-meter deep pool and joins the River on way down.
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Waterfall

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  • Vagamon ( 38 Km )

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  • Vaikom ( 46 Km )

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  • Marari ( 56 Km )

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  • Munnar ( 111 Km )

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  • Poovar ( 200 Km )

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  • Madurai ( 230 Km )

    Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and more

  • Palani ( 270 Km )

    Palani or Pazhani is home to one of the most sacred temples of Lord Muruga and is the third more

  • Tirupur ( 270 Km )

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  • Karur ( 275 Km )

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    Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. The Brihadeeswara Temple is more

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Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
BharananganamA plantation area 5 kms from PalaGetaway1
PoovaranyA Plantation area 7 kms from PalaGetaway-
Town CentreIn and around Town centre areaTransit/Holiday/Getaway/Experiential-
Nearest Airport in Pala
  • Cochin International Airport ( COK ) , Cochin (Ernakulam)-77 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Pala
  • Kottayam ( KTYM ), Kottayam-22 Kms
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