Makkiyad P.P., Wayanad District
Kerala – 670 731
Phone : 04935-235226, 9495670825
E-mail :

Founded on 19.03.1962

St. Joseph’s Benedictine Monastery, Makkiyad, was set up in 1962 by five Indian monks who opted to leave Sri Lanka for establishing a Monastery in India. Since its very inception , the community has grown in numbers. By 1964, it had its own novitiate and by 1965, its own Philosophate. In 1983 the monastery was rased to the status of Conventual Priory. Today the monastery has five dependent houses. Following the tradition, Sylvestrine monks engage themselves in common life and prayer manual work, apostolic ministry, education, retreat preaching and hospitality.

Today, St. Joseph’s Monastery runs parishes of Syro – Malabar and Latin rites, educational institutions, a Philosophate, a type-writing institute, a Computer centre and a Social work Centre. The monastery has newly instituted a Retreat Centre (Shanthi Nikethan : Benedictine Ecumenical, Inter-Religious and Spiritually Centre) and it invites people of all faiths and status for prayer and reflection.


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Location :

In Makkiyad Village, 21 km from Mananthavady on Mananthavady Kuttiadi – Calicut road and 80 km from Calicut on the Calicut – Kuttiadi – Manathavady road.

By Bus :

1.1 From Mananthavady (21 km) take a bus to Makkiyad, Niravilpuzha, Kunhome, Karimbil, Thottilpalam, Kuttiadi, Nadapuram, Badagara, Permbra or Calicut via Kuttiadi and get down at Makkiyad, Monastery’s entrance arch is adjacent to the bus stop.
1.2 From Calicut take a bus either to Mananthavady and follow direction 1.1 (105+21 km) or take a bus to Kuttiadi and follow route 1.3. (You may also get direct bus to Mananthavady via Kuttiady. If so you can alight at Makkiyad).
1.3 From Kuttiadi (30 km) take any bus going to Mananthavady and get down at Makkiyad.
1.4 From Bangalore take a bus to Calicut and alight at Sultan Bathery. From there take another bus to Mananthavady and follow route 1:1 (There are direct buses from Bangalore and Mysore passing through Makkiyad; the former to Badagara and the latter to Kannur)

By Rail :

2.1 From Calicut railway station take a bus to KSRTC or private bus station and follow route 1.2
2.2 From Tellichery railway station take a bus either to Kuttiadi and follow route 1.3 or to Manathavady and follow route 1.1.

By Air :

From Calicut (Karipur) airport take a taxi / bus to Calicut bus station. From there follow route 1.2.

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