General Infomation

Palai, the small, calm, prosperous town resting on the lap of the highranges (the Western Ghat) is the land of rubber and spices, letters, beautiful hillocks, daring and loving people, religious and cultural heritage, serene and vibrant streams and ever cherishing dreams.

The main attraction of  Pala is the shrine Kurisupally, in the name of St. Mary. It is the pride of the residents of Pala. Its Jubilee Festival celebrations are carried out with grand fervour every year on December 8th by all people of Pala without any caste  based or religious boundary.

Palai presents scenic exhuberence. Pala rests calmly on the banks of Meenachil river, on the lap of the Western ghats. Tributaries Lalam and Meenachil empties into Meenachil river. Two bridges are in the town across the river.

Palai is a transit point between various places of attraction like, Thekkady, Wild Life Sanctuary in the Western ghats; Sabarimala, the pilgrimage centre; Vagamon and Munnar, the tea estates and Illikakallu a fabulous treating centre , Ilaveezhapunchira, Kolahala Medu and Mamala Aruvi the maiden forest area full of springs. Pilgrim centres - like the famous  Bharananganam (Sr.Alphonsa fame) Aruvithura St.George's church, Kadappattoor Temple and Mannanam

Town gets a go, with pilgrims during the Sabarimala season. The road from Pala to Sabarimala is the most frequented thoroughfare.