Guruvayur is a pilgrimage town in the southwest Indian state of Kerala. It’s known for centuries-old, red-roofed Guruvayur Temple, where Hindu devotees make offerings of fruit, spices, or coins, often equivalent to their own weight. Nearby, Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple contains shrines to the deities Vishnu and Shiva. South of town, St. Thomas Church is believed to have been established by the apostle St. Thomas in 52 AD.
Guruvayur Temple

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu god Guruvayurappan, located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala.
Mammiyoor Temple

Mammiyoor temple or famously known as Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram is a Shiva temple situated in Guruvayoor, Thrissur district of Kerala, India. Every devotee who goes to Guruvayur Temple is supposed to go to Mammiyoor also, as the ritual goes.
Punnathurkotta Elephant Palace

Punnathurkotta was once the palace of a local ruler, but the palace grounds are now used to house the elephants belonging to the Guruvayoor temple and has been renamed Anakkotta. There were 86 elephants housed there, but currently, there are about 59 elephants. The elephants are ritual offerings made by the devotees of Lord Guruvayurappa.
Institute of Mural Painting

Guruvayur mural paintings are of a peculiar style studied and painted in the Institute of Mural Painting, located near Guruvayur temple in Kerala. This style of painting is studied for over five years as a residential course.
Statues of Maraprabhu & Guruyaur Kesavan

Guruvayur Devasom has erected two giant statues at the gardens of Sree Valsam guest house complex. The statue of Guruvayur Kesavan, one of the most celebrated elephants of Guruvayurappan's stables was erected as a memorial to the deceased elephant, who was crowned as Gajaraja several times during its career as Lord's main elephant. Another landmark, located just near to Kesavan Memorial is the giant statue of Mara-Prabhu. The statue is a creative interpretation of Lord Krishna as a trunk of a giant banyan tree. The statue was erected based on a traditional folk-lore story.
Statue of Garuda

Guruvayoor Temple is India's 3rd largest temple in terms of the number of pilgrims attracting more than 7 million devotees annually. The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu, in form of Sree Krishna. The large statue of Garuda-the celestial eagle of Lord Vishnu is a local landmark and is situated at the entry of Guruvayur.
Parthasarthy Temple

Traditional Hindu place of worship with a celebratory festival featuring decorated elephants.
Chamundeswari Temple

Around 1,000 steps up Chamundi Hills lead to this tall Hindu temple with rows of intricate carvings.
Thiru Venkatachalapathy Temple

Thiruvenkitachalapathy Temple situated at Thiruvenkidom, the most notes worthy point is that the deity worshipped at this temple is the same Lord Thiruvenkitachalapathy worshipped at the world-famous Tirumala Temple in Andra Pradesh.
Harikanyaka Temple

Harikanyaka Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, this temple was built in the early 14th century. This temple is one of the ancient Maha Kshethrams.
Vallabhatta Kalari

Kalaripayatt is the ancient martial art of Kerala, which has been practiced for centuries. It has it’s own style and peculiarities according to the culture, geographical and historical background of Kerala.
Best Time To Visit Guruvayoor

The best time to travel to Guruvayur is from December to February. Not a good time to go for a vacation to Guruvayoor as the temperature is high. All those who want to experience less rush in the temple can consider visiting here during the summer season. Heavy rainfall is experienced during the monsoon, making it a little difficult for travelers to explore the city. The weather is hot and humid, therefore a decrease in the number of tourists is observed during this season. The best time to go for a holiday to Guruvayoor has to be winters. Also, this is when tourists can attend the famous festivals.

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