Malakkappara, Thrissur


  • Malakkappara is a small hill station surrounded by tea estates and beautiful hills in Thrissur District of Kerala. A drive through forest roads past Athirappally and Vazhachal with a chance of sighting wild animals will make your Malakkappara trip splendid.


  • Tea estate and tea factory.
  • Coffee plantations.
  • Forest area en route.
  • Beautiful hills, winding roads and small waterfalls.
  • Upper and lower Sholayar reservoirs.
  • Serene Malakkappara village that is home to some rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.
  • Wildlife; monkeys, elephants, etc.

Activities to Do

  • Ride through winding jungle roads.
  • Short treks through tea and coffee plantations.
  • Malakkappara village visit.
  • Sholayar Dam site visit.
  • Photography.


  • Malakkappara lies 80 kilometers away from Chalakudy, in the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border.


  • Taxi and public transport available.

Food and Accommodation

  • Restaurants, home stays, and stores selling natural products available nearby.

Permissions and Tickets

  • None.


  • All year round, especially September to December.


  • Be aware of wild elephants.
  • Drive carefully through narrow winding roads en route.
  • Avoid traveling in the night.

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