Malayatoor- Kurishumudi Destination Development

Project Info

  • Client Name

    Department of Tourism, Kerala

  • Category

    Architectural Design Destination and Circuit Development Tourism Planning

Malayattoor Parish on the hill close to the lake, popularly called ‘Kurisumudi’, is located at a height of 1269 ft. above sea level. St. Thomas is believed to have visited and prayed on this mountain. The golden cross appeared on the mountain as he touched a rock and this today is one of the major attractions at Malayattoor Church. Today the mountaintop has several structures like parishes, mandapas, a life-size statue of St. Thomas, an enclosure safeguarding the saint’s footprints, a natural spring, a few stalls, toilet blocks, a hall containing a massive golden cross and a large expanse of land encompassing the natural lush beauty of the forests of Kerala.


Tourism facilitation center proposed at the hilltop cater the huge number of tourist flowing in. From the study, it is seen that a considerable number of tourist prefer to stay back at the hilltop, take some hours of rest or even spend a day there before returning home. So the need of providing amenities to them becomes essential. The facilitation center proposed will consist of a resting space, praying area, and other aligned facilities. The proposals are framed taking into consideration the terrain of the site.