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Kallooppara, a village of Mallappally taluk, is located on the eastern side of Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta District. This pilgrim center is at the central part of the blue waters of the Manimala River.

Kallooppara was formerly known as Perumbranad. The name came from its massive storage of rocks, 'Perum Parra Nadu' and later reduced to Perumbranad. Folklore also has it that the Royalties of the Thekkumkoor Dynasty and Edappally Thampurans once governed this place.

The main attraction is the St Mary's Orthodox Church. The Kallooppara Perunal and the Kallooppara Convention associated with the church are also famous. Kallooppara also has a Bhagavati temple. There is a government engineering college operating at this place.

By road, Kallooppara can be approached by traveling about 9 km on Thiruvalla Ė Mallappally route. The nearest railway station is at Thiruvalla (9 km).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Pathanamthitta
Location: Thiruvalla    


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