The township of Angamaly is situated in the southern province of Kerala. Situated 33 km north of Ernakulam, in close vicinity to Kochi, Angamaly is the northern gateway to the capital city of Kerala.
The Buddhist town lies in the midst of 18 viharams, which are major religious centres. According to folklore, Angamaly, which means ground of battles, was the arena of battles in ancient time. The history of the town dates back to 409 AD with several evidences of construction of churches. Old coins and other artefacts found here provide evidence that Buddhists and Jains dominated the landscape.
Kalady, the birthplace of Adi Sri Sankara, is situated in close proximity at a distance of 7 km. Malayattoor, which is home to a huge church, is a popular religious centre. Another must-visit in Angamaly is the Athirappilly Falls, which is 400 m wide and cascades down a height of 80 m. Apart from natural attractions, Angamaly is also known for its high literacy rate.
Travelling to Angamaly is easy and convenient as the town is connected by flights, trains and buses. The nearest airport is in Cochin located in Nedumbassery. Trains connect the Angamaly Railway Station to other cities. Besides, travellers can reach Angamaly by bus too.
The tropical climate of the destination attracts tourists all throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Angamaly is in winter, between October and January.