Malakkappara

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Malakkappara
Christian Church in Malakkappara
Christian Church in Malakkappara
Nickname(s): 
Angel Rock
Malakkappara is located in Kerala
Malakkappara
Malakkappara
Location in Kerala, India
Malakkappara is located in India
Malakkappara
Malakkappara
Malakkappara (India)
Coordinates: 10°16′40″N 76°51′15″E / 10.27778°N 76.85417°E / 10.27778; 76.85417Coordinates: 10°16′40″N 76°51′15″E / 10.27778°N 76.85417°E / 10.27778; 76.85417
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictThrissur
Government
 • TypeDemocracy
Elevation
948.64 m (3,112.34 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
680721
Vehicle registrationKL-08, KL-64
Nearest cityChalakkudy, Munnar
Nearest Railway StationAluva

Malakkappara or Malakhappara is a small hill station and tourist destination, being a border place in the Thrissur district, state of Kerala, India. This is a lesser developed area in Kerala.

Etymology[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.[1] The famous Sholayar Dam is situated just 5 km (3.1 mi) away from Malakkappara, on the way to Valparai. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The malakkapara hill station is surrounded by Parambikulam tiger reserve ,anamalai tiger reserve and nelliampathy hills. The famous river sholayar drains this area.
  2. ^ http://www.theworldways.com/the-malakkappara-ways/

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