Kottathalachi Mount is a famous Christian pilgrim centre in north Kerala. It is located at around 2500 feet above the sea level. On Good Friday of 1958, the holy cross was installed at “Kottathalachi Mala” by Fr. Mathew Mannuramparambil. Since then the first Sunday after Easter is being celebrated here by thousands of pilgrims every year. At present there is road facility till the hill basin. Kottathalachi is known as the “Malayattoor of Malabar”.
This hill is a store house of rare and precious medicinal herbs. This hill is also the home to many rare birds and butterflies.
Kottathalachi Mala provides breath-taking view from every side. The weather keeps changing every now and then. At times, it’s cold and foggy at other times warm and cosy. We get a panoramic view of the distant places, the houses, the roads and churches from here. One can even see a college and its stadium very far away.
To reach Kottathalachi Mala, first reach Thabore junction, ride for another 200m before turning right to Kozhichal road. Then it’s a ride downhill with many bends and turns through a narrow road. Kozhichal is a tiny village lying close to Karnataka border. Turn left to reach Cherupuzha town. This is a fascinating place with beautiful landscape, hill ranges, mist and forests. If you are trek lover, then this journey to the top of Kottathalachi Mala would be an exciting one.
From Kannur 2 h 2 min (63.5 km) via NH 66 and Taliparamba Coorg Rd/Taliparamba - Manakadavu - Coorg Rd
Thirumeni-Thabore Rd, Tabore, Kerala 670511