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Malakkappara Hill Station
|Elevation||948.64 m (3,112.34 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||KL-08, KL-64|
|Nearest city||Chalakkudy, Pooyamkutty, Thrissur|
|Nearest Railway Station||Aluva|
The place gets its name from the Malayalam word Malakha-Para (മാലാഖപ്പാറ), meaning "Rock of the Angel", referring to a popular legend among Saint Thomas Christians of central Kerala.
The area consists of the tea estate owned by Tata Tea, forest area of Kerala Forest Department belonging to both Vazhachal Forest Division and Malayattur Forest Division. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of Malakkappara area. There is 86 km distance from Chalakudy along the State Highway 21 via Thumboormuzhi, Athirappilly, Vazhachal, Sholayar etc. Malakkappara is 89 km distant from Pollachi via Attakatti, Valparai, Solaiyar Dam etc. Tamil Nadu is the border state of Malakkappara. Sholayar Dam in Kerala State is situated just 5 km (3.1 mi) away from Malakkappara.
- The malakkapara hill station is surrounded by Parambikulam Tiger Reserve , Anamalai Tiger Reserve and Nelliampathi hills. The famous river Sholayar drains this area.
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