How to reach Malayattoor & Kurisumudi

Are you planning to visit Malayattoor? Learn how to reach Malayattoor by road, rail and flight.

Malayattoor is a famous Christian pilgrim centre. Every year, during lent season, thousands of people from all religions visit this place and climb the sacred hill of St. Thomas mount and pray for blessings.

This small village is well connected by road to all parts of Kerala. Also, there are railways stations and an international airport nearby. Read further to learn how to reach Malayattoor.

How to reach Malayattoor by public transport bus

Malayattoor doesn't have a permanent bus terminal but buses ply from nearby cities like Perumbavoor, Angamaly and Aluva. During the puthunjayar festival season, a temporary bus station is setup at the foothills of the holy mountain.

Bus circuits:

Perumbavoor -> Kalady -> Malayattoor (18 km, buses every 1 hour)
Perumbavoor ->Kodanad ->Malayattoor (15 km, only few buses)
Angamaly -> Kalady -> Malayattoor (17km, every 45 minutes)
Aluva -> Kalady -> Malayattoor (30 km, every 1.5 hours)
Kalady -> Malayattoor (9 km, every 15~20 minutes)

If you are coming from Thrissur or Kozhikkode side, you can get down at Angamaly town and then catch another bus to Malayattoor. If you are coming from Thiruvanathapuram, Alappuzha, Ernakulam side, better catch another bus to Angamaly and then take another bus from Angamaly.

New bridge to Malayattoor
The newly open bridge connects Malayattoor to Kodanad and reduces the driving time for those who are coming from Perumbavoor side

By car

From Coimbatore, Palakkad and Thrissur, come to Angamaly in the NH 47. Then switch to MC road and drive to Kalady, which is 8km from Angamaly. From Kalady, turn left to Malayattoor.

From Ernakulam, drive towards north in the NH-47. At the Kochi airport junction, turn towards the Kochi International Airport. Pass the airport and continue driving towards Kalady. At some point, you will hit the MC road and turn right towards Kalady. From Kalady, turn left to Malayattoor.

From Idukki, Adimali and Munnar, come to Kothamangalam and then continue driving towards Perumbavoor direction. There is a new bridge connecting Malayattoor and Kodanad, which significantly reduces the driving time to Malayattoor in this route. When you come from Kothamangalam, turn right towards Malayattoor/Kodanad at Kuruppampadi town. From Kodanad, Malayatoor is just 1 km.

If you are coming from Kottayam, Pala, Muvattupuzha or Thodupuzha, come to Perumbavoor and then go to Kuruppampadi town which is located in the way to Kothamangalam. At Kuruppampadi, turn left towards Kodanad/Malayattoor.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Malayattoor is Angamaly. The bus station is located just in front of the Angamaly railway station. You can walk to the bus stand and then take a bus to Malayattoor. If you don't mind switching another bus, take a bus to Kalady (which is more frequent) and then take a connection bus from Kalady to Malayattoor.

Some trains won't stop at Angamaly. In that case, you can get off the train at Aluva station and then take a bus from Aluva to Angamaly. In Aluva, the KSRTC bus stand is about 200 metres from the railway station. There are buses from Aluva to Angamaly every 15-20 minutes.

By flight

Kochi international airport is at 15 km from Malayattoor. But there are no buses from the airport to Malayattoor. If you are coming by flight, your best option would be to take a taxi to Malayattoor. You will get prepaid taxi from the airport by showing your airtickets.

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Guest Author: Sebastian D'souza29 Jun 2016

Kerala have lots of old churches and many pilgrim centres. I recently only heard about Malayator which seems to be a very important pilgrim centre for Syrian Christians. Which is the best way to reach Malayator when coming from vaikom?

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