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Guruvayoor

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Guruvayoor

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Gurvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim towns in Southern India.

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By plane

The nearest airport is Nedumbassery (87 kms)

By train

Though there is a railway station at Gurvayoor, it is more convenient to take the train up to Thrissur and then take a taxi (approx Rs 300) to Gurvayoor.

By bus

You can get a bus from near Railway station (KSRTC) or a private bus from Shakthan Thampuran Bus Stand.

By car

Get around

See

  • Athirapally, In the Sholayar ranges, this 80 ft high waterfall is a popular picnic spot.
  • Bhagavathy Temple
  • Cheraman Juma Masjid (at Kodungalloor), Strange but true this mosque resembles a Hindu temple in appearance. The mosque was built in 629AD. This is the first mosque in India and the second in the world where Juma prayers were started.
  • Cheruthuruthy, Seat of the Kerala Kalamandalam, renowned world over for its Kathakali training center. Training in Kalamandalam, Mohiniattam, Thullal and other art forms of Kerala are imparted here. Ph - 0488-462418
  • Elephant Fort, Punnathoorkotta, Home to about 50 temple elephants
  • Irinjalakuda Koodal Manikyam Temple,
  • Mammiyoor Shiva Temple
  • Parthasarathy Temple
  • Portuguese Fort
  • Saint Thomas Memorial (at Kodungalloor) - Formerly called Muziris. One of the apostles St. Thomas is believed to have landed here. The church established by him has some very ancient relics.
  • Sri Krishna Temple - Open from 3am in the morning to 9:15pm in the night with a brief closure between 12:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Thiruvanchikulam Temple ,
  • Thiru Venkatachalapathy Temple
  • Vazhachal, Nestled among dense green cover the Chalakudy river creates this beautiful waterfall ideal for a picnic.

Other attractions

Do

Eat

They eat mostly rice and fish.

Drink

Sleep

  • Krishna Inn, East Nada, 0487-2550777.

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