Malankara is a picturesque setting at a distance of 6 km from Thodupuzha
in Idukki District
. The main attraction is Malankara Reservoir
, an artificial lake on the Thodupuzha-Moolamattom road. The lake, which spreads over about 11 km like a lagoon, is ideal for boating and fishing.
Kudayathur Mala, a charming hillock, is 6 km from the Malankara Dam site. Kanjar, 6 km away, can be reached through Moolamattom route. Ilaveezhapoonchira, the place praised to be blessed with the foot touch of Lord Ram, is in the neighborhood area.
Malankara is 66 km from Kochi and can be easily accessed by local transport from Thodupuzha. Ettumanur Railway Station is the nearest railhead.