Hotels and accommodation at Malayattoor

Malayattoor is one of the most famous Christian pilgrim places in Kerala and South India. There are a few hotels and other facilities for accommodation. Read this to learn more about the accommodation available at Malayattoor.

Malayattoor is one of the most famous pilgrim places for Christians in India. During the festival season (March, April and May), millions of people visit Malayattoor and climb the divine hill known as "Kurisumudi". This is a small village and the only time people visit this place is during the festival season. For this reason, you won't find many hotels and other amenities here.

If you like to live as close as possible to Kurisumudi and the church, then your best option is to stay in one of the accommodation facility available at Malayattoor, which may be fully occupied during the festival season.

Hotels in Malayattoor

Hotel Malayattoor Residency

This is the only luxury hotel at Malayattoor, which is "Hotel Malayattoor Residency". Opened in March 2012, this hotel has decent facilities including multi cuisine restaurant, meeting rooms, beer & Vine parlour, swimming pool, ample parking space etc. There are only limited number of rooms, which are usually vacant during non-festival season. However, during festival season, all the rooms will be fully booked several days ahead. So, if you are visiting during March/April/May, make sure you call ahead and reserve your rooms.

Room rent per night varies from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000.

Contact details
Phone: 91 484 2468145, 2468146, 2468147, 2468199
Mobile: 919744799235
Fax: 91484 2468100

How to reach Hotel Malayattoor Residency:

The hotel is located in between Malayattoor church and Adivaram/Vimalagiri in the Kurisumudi road. Malayattoor church, Periyar river, Vimalagiri church and the base station of Kurisumudi church are about 1km from this hotel.

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St Thomas Pilgrim Centre, Malayattoor

Malayattoor church offers affordable accommodation to the pilgrims at its facility called "Pilgrim Centre", located near St. Thomas Parish Church (thazhathe palli). Only basic amenities are provided here. This place is located just opposite to the parish church and is very close to places like Periyar river and Kodanad Elephant Kraal (training centre). (Kodanad elephant training centre and eco-tourism park)

Group Accommodation in the school buildings:

For large groups of pilgrims, church will arrange accommodation in the school buildings under its management. Prior arrangement needs to be made for group accommodation at very reasonable prices.

Contact the church for more details: 0484 2468208, 0484 2468848, 0484 2469207, 0484 2468868

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Hotels in nearby towns

Even though Malayattoor doesn't have many hotels, you can find many places to stay in nearby towns like Kalady (9km), Perumbavoor (18km), Angamaly (17km), Aluva(28km) and Kochi International Airport area (15km). If you are coming by air, you can find several hotels around the airport area. Once you leave the airport area, you may not find many premium hotels enroute to Malayattoor.

If you are coming by road from Thrissur/Palakkad/Tamilnadu/Karnataka, the best place to stay is Angamaly. Those who are coming from Kothamangalam, Adimali, Muvattupuzha etc may find decent accomodation at Perumbavoor.

Kalady is the nearest town to Malayattoor (9 km) and has a few hotels in the mid-range category. These hotels are usually fully booked during the festival season.

1. Kalady - 9km before reaching Malayattoor. There are 3 budget hotels in Kalady.
2. Kodanad - This small tourist town is located 1 km from Malayattoor. There is one resort and one hotel in Kodanad, which may be full during the festival season.
3. Perumbavoor - This place is 17km before Malayattoor while coming from Idukki, Muvattupuzha, Kottayam side. There are few budget hotels in Perumbavoor.
4. Angamaly - This town is 16 km before reaching Malayattoor while coming from Thrissur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Calicut, Mysore, Bangalore side.
5. Kochi International Airport - This place is about 13 km before reaching Malayattoor. There are several budget and premium hotels, including 5-star hotels in this place since this is in the vicinity of the international airport.

Hotels in Kalady:
Hotel Pooja Residency: Phone +91 484 2465817, 18, 19 (Premium hotel)
Hotel Amma Residency: Perumbavoor Road, Kalady. Phone: 0484 246 1658
Hotel Prince: Mattoor, Kalady Phone: 99477 80455

Kochi Airport area:
Hotel Sapphire Inn: Website -, Phone: 0484-2611896

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Guest Author: Jose Augustine07 Apr 2015

We want to visit Malayattoor for Puthunjayar festival. Can you suggest me some good hotels to stay, with parking facility? We want to leave the car in the hotel and walk to the Kurisumudi.Is there any lodges or hotels in walking distance from Kurisumudy?

Author: Tony John07 Apr 2015 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 6


There is a lodge at Manappattuchira area, which is at the base of the Kurisumudy mountain. However, I am pretty sure this will be fully occupied during the festival season and I don't think they will have any sort of advance booking option during the busy days.

There is another hotel called "Malayattoor Residency" which is between Malayattoor church and Kurisumudy. Both places are at about 1 km distance from this hotel.

There is an economic accommodation facility adjacent to Malayattoor church. This is like dormitory for group accommodation and it is pretty cheap as well.

Guest Author: Antony19 Oct 2015

Can I book a hotel in advance in Malayattoor? How much is the rate for hotels there? is ti cheaper to stay in nearby places?

Author: Tony John19 Oct 2015 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5


It may not make a difference in the cost whether you stay in Malayattoor or nearby places. However, during festival season, all hotels in Malayattoor will be full and you may not get a room there. So, if your itinerary allows, it is better to stay in the nearby towns like Perumbavoor, Kalady, Angamaly, Kochi Airport area, Chalakudy, Aluva etc. If you are coming by train, get down at Aluva and stay there. If you are coming by flight, you can stay near the Airport itself.

If you are coming by your own vehicle, you may stay in any nearby towns on the way to Malayattoor.

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