Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple
dedicated to the god Krishna (an avatar of the god Vishnu),
located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala, India.
It is one of
the most important places of worship for Hindus of Kerala and is
often referred to as "Bhuloka Vaikunta" which translates to the
"Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth". However, even though the shrine
is considered to be one of the holiest spots for Vaishnavites
(Vishnu followers), the temple is not a part of the famous 108
Divya Desams temple list.
Punnathurkotta is a fort and former palace located in
Kottapadi, about 2 km from the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple,
in Thrissur District of Kerala State in South India. This
Elephant Camp is one of its kinds in the world and is considered
to be one of the largest elephant sanctuaries housing around 60
elephants. The fascinating feature is that all the elephants are
offerings that are made by the devotees, at the temple. The camp
also acts as a training school for the elephants. Most of the
elephants are trained to participate in major processions and
daily temple rituals. This camp is visited by several tourists
Maraprabhu is the biggest terracotta
idol. It stands in the Guruvayoor Sreevalsom Devaswam compound,
45 meters away from the main idol Lord Guruvayoorappan.
This Silpa Incarnation of the Lord Maraprabhu is 52 ft tall.
Millions of devotees throng to this rare idol every year for
mental peace and to get relief. Maraprabhu is the myth and the
total embodiment of the Vishnu Sahasranama.
Chavakkad Beach is beach in Chavakkad
Municipality of Thrissur District in Kerala State. It lies on
the coast of Arabian Sea and attracts domestic tourists and
The beach is situated 5 Kilometers from Guruvayoor Temple Sri
Krishna Temple. In this beach, the river meets the sea known as
estuary. The meeting point is known as Azhimokam in Malayalam.
It is counted amongst Kerala's most popular beaches because the
beach is unexplored by domestic tourists.
Palayoor is famous for its Christian church,
St. Thomas Church which is founded by St. Thomas the Apostle in
52 AD. It was the first Christian Church in India.
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. The destination is blessed with
mangroves, Chinese fishing nets, islands, migratory birds,
estuary and a fort. In 2010, Government of Kerala has declared
Chettuva as heritage village.