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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.
The place name originated from the story of Mallika named girl drawn in Ponnozhukum Thodu.
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.
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.
The population consists of almost equal population of Syrian Catholic Christians and Hindus.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.