About Mallappally

Mallappally is one of the five Taluks in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala State of India. Mallappally  Taluk has the highest literacy rate and has the lowest population among all the Taluks in the Kerala State. The land derived its name Mallappally from "Mallan" meaning Strong People and "Pally" meaning Church.

Mallappally is 14.0 km away from Thiruvalla, 21.0 km away from Ranni, 16.5 km away from Changanacherry, 28.0 km away from Kottayam.

The river Manimala flows through the heart of Mallappally. During the summer months every year, a flat and wide sandy bed is formed in the middle of the river, large enough to hold conventions and festivals. The well-known Mallappally Convention and the Shivarathri festival take place on two such vast sandy beds near the Mallappally bridge across the Manimala river. 

The majority of the population consists of Hindus, Christians, and Muslims. Mallappally is famous for several old and famous churches, temples, and mosques. Mallappally is famous for the Shiva Rathri festival. The Mallappally taluk holds one of the oldest Christian churches of Kerala in Kallooppara (St.Mary's Church) and one of the oldest stone temples in India in Kaviyoor.

Government Office Contact Details in and around Mallappally