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Mallikassery

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Country  India
District  Kottayam
PIN  686577
Elevation  57 m
Local time  Sunday 2:41 PM
State  Kerala
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code  04822
Area  6 km²
Area code  04822
Mallikassery
Weather  32°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 64% Humidity

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Mallikassery (Malayalam: മല്ലികശ്ശേരി) is a small village near Paika, in Elikulam Panchayat of Kanjirappally Taluk in Kottayam district, in the state of Kerala, India.

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Map of Mallikassery, Kerala 686577

Grand mission ii mallikassery 08 03 2015


Etymology

The place name originated from the story of Mallika named girl drawn in Ponnozhukum Thodu.

Location

A bus route from Paika to Pinnakkanadu cuts across Mallikassery. Ponnozhukumthodu, a tributary to the river Meenachil, flows by Mallikassery. Institutions in the village include St. Thomas Church, St. Dominic Savio U.P. School,SNDP.Sree Narayana Guru Temple, and CRM minor seminary. The village has outstanding natural beauty.

Economy

Mallikassery is an agricultural area. Mallikassery is a major rubber producing region, with rubber estates from 100 to 500 acres. Mallikassery is an Industrial area of Elikulam Panchayath. There are three factories. Eva Hawai,Glenrock Rubber Products and Kokad Pharmaceuticals.

Demographics

The population consists of almost equal population of Syrian Catholic Christians and Hindus.

Access

  • Thiruvananthapuram - Anchal - Punalur - Pathanamthitta - Ranni - Erumeli - Kanjirappally - Pinnakkanad - Mallikassery
  • Kottayam - Ettumanoor - Pala - Paika - Mallikassery
  • Kochi/Cochin - Thripunithura - Kanjiramattom - Kaduthuruthy - Kuravilangad - Pala - Paika - Mallikassery
  • Kumily - Peermedu - Kuttikkanam - Mundakkayam - Parathode - Chettuthodu - Pinnakkanad - Mallikassery
  • There are private busses plying through Mallikassery. The Paika-Pinnakanad Road, passing through Mallikassery, is a short cut route to Erumeli and hence Sabarimala. It is also short route to Mundakkayam and further east to Kuttikkanam, Peermedu, Kumily and Thekkadi.

    The nearest town is Paika. From Mallikassery, transport reaches most of the bigger towns in this region which includes Palai, Kanjirappally, Erattupetta, and Ponkunnam. The District Capital Kottayam lies 39 km west.

    The new alignment of Sabari Railway is through Mallikassery, not sure on whether will take place.

    References

    Mallikassery Wikipedia


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