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Guruvayur

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Places to visit
Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple
Punnathurkotta Elephant palace
Institute of mural painting guruvayur
Parthasarathy Temple
Mammiyoor Temple
Chavakkad Beach

Description about  Guruvayur

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple
Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu god Guruvayurappan (a four-armed affiliation of the Hindus 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 as "Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth".

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 (meaning "Elephant Fort").The Elephant Camp is located in Punnathur Kotta, at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayur Temple. This Elephant Camp houses 58 elephants in 11.5 acres of land and is home to the largest number of captive elephants.

Institute of mural painting guruvayur
The Institute of Mural Painting is situated at the east gate of the Guruvayur Temple and is managed by Guruvayur Devaswom. It was established in 1989 by Shri Mammiyoor Krishnankutty, By finding space for mural art outside the temples, he advocated for its recognition as a legacy. When Guruvayoor Devaswam wanted to renovate its murals after a fire in the early 1970s temple murals were renovated under Mammiyur Krishnan Kutty Nair's guidance.

Parthasarathy Temple
Similar to Guruvayoor temple, daily rituals in Partasarathy Temple also include 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.

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. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple premises. The temple is a part of the 108 famous Shiva temples in Kerala and one a.The temple is a part of the 108 famous Shiva temples in Kerala and one among the five Shiva temples around Guruvayoor. 

Chavakkad Beach
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 local people. 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.

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