Attractions nearby

After your darshan you can visit some of the famous tourist attractions around Guruvayoor town. The below itinerary is a 6 hrs package for max of 4 adults by A/C Toyota Etios (or similar car) including the parking ticket specially crafted for our guests at special price of INR 1499. Visitors will have to buy the tourist tickets / boat ride tickets as per their requirements. Extra hours beyond 6 hours will be chargeable at INR 100 / per hour. For any other travel assistance for airport / railway station drop / pick up etc. please call us.

Punnathur Kotta (Elephant Sanctury)

The Guruvayur Devaswom has Elephant sanctuary, the only one of its kind in the World which is 3 Km north of Guruvayur Temple. This is known as Punnathur Kotta. It has more than 40 elephants. These elephants are the offerings of the devotees to the Lord. This is a major attraction for all the pilgrims visiting the temple.

Chavakkad Beach

The beach is situated 5 Kilometers from Guruvayoor Temple Sri Krishna Temple. Chavakkad Beach is filled with natural beauty. It is the place where the sea confluences with a river. This meeting place of the sea with the river is known as Azhimokam in Kerela. Chavakkad beach is perfect for weekend tour.

Chetuva Back Water

Chettuva Backwater is located in between Engandiyur Panchayat and Kadappuram Panchayat of Thrissur District in Kerala. The backwaters start at Enamakkal Lake and empties to Arabian Sea Chetuva situated 9 Km from Guruvayur. Major attractions are House boat cruise, Rajah Island. You can hire a boat and cruise through the backwaters.

Palayur Church

St. Thomas the Apostle of Christ landed in 52 A.D. at Kodungallur, the first century west coast harbor of Kerala and went on to establish seven churches for the faithful he evangelized in Kerala. Only one of the seven churches could claim continuous existence in the same location from the time of the Apostle. The church at Palayur is unique in that the present church has a continuous history of two millennia and stands on the same spot where the Apostle first established it.

Parthasarathy Temple

Partasarathy Temple include daily rituals Usha pooja, ucha pooja, Athazha pooja, 3- times seeveli, deeparadhana etc. Palpayasam, appam, ada ,venna (Butter), sugar, plantain, ghee lamp, garlands, Archana are some of the main offerings to the Lord. Ottyappam, Navagrahpooja, neeranjanam, Elluthiri, Bhasmabhishekam, Rakassu pooja are their offerings, respectively. The Parthasarathy temple is situated about one Kilometer away from Guruvayoor temple on the East Nada, Almost facing the Railway Station.

Thiruvenkatachalapathy Temple

The Thiruvenkitachalapathy Temple situated at Thiruvenkidom desom which is a kilometer to the north east of the famous SreeKrishna Temple, Guruvayur is an ancient and unique shrine in many respects. Feature of this temple is that about six hundred years after the original installation of Lord venkitachalapathy an idol of Bhagavathy (Mother goddess) was also installed here. Ganapathy (Vigneswaran) Saraswathy, Ayyappan and Nagaraja are also worshipped as upadevadas. A separate shrine is also built for the original founder of the temple, Ramanujaryar. Makarachowwa is the most important festival of Bhagavathy.

Mammiyoor Temple

The ancient Mammiyur Temple is situated 200 meters north west to the famous Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple. The main deity is Lord Shiva in the form of Uma Maheswara. Lord Vishnu is also given equal importance in a sanctum sanctorum near to that of Lord Shiva. This is the only Temple where Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are worshipped in equal status in poojas, rituals, Thanthripooja, Rigveda dhara, Murajapa, festival processions and in all respects The upadevas are Sree Parvathy, Vigneswara, Subrahmanian, Ayyappa, Brahmmarakshassu, Bhagavathy, Naga and Rakshassu.

Chowallor Shiva Temple

The ancient Chowalloor Siva Kshethra or Mahadeva Temple, located approximately three kilometers towards east from Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple Considered to be one of the oldest 108 sivalayas consecrated by Lord Parasurama, Lord Siva, the deity of thrissur Sree Vadakunnatha Temple is said to have manifested himself on an umberella carried by one of his beloved devotees, a pious old Namboothiri from Chowalloor Mazhavannoor Mana (Illam of Namboothiri), who used to walk all the way to thrissur to have daily darshan of the Lord. Upadevas:-Ganapathy,/Ayyappa,/Subramaniam/ Anjaneya swami,/ Navagraha/Simhodaran .