Sri Krishna Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna is situated 8 miles south of Alappuzha.
This temple is famous throughout Kerala for the milk porridge, 'Palpayasam' served
here. At Karumadi, near by, is an image of the Buddha, a relic of the times when
Buddhism flourished in the State.
is also in this temple that 'Pallipana' is performed by 'Velans' (sorcerers) once
in twelve years. Human sacrifice was conducted in ancient times. However, cocks
have now replaced humans on the sacrificial altar.
Neighbouring Alleppey, with its beautiful backwaters and canals has a water carnival
and Regatta conducted every year as part of the Independence Day celebrations.
Location : Ambalapuzha
near Aalapuzha, Kerala
Attraction : An image of Buddha At Karumadi
Devi TempleMangala devi temple, the ancient temple
is located 15 kms from Thekkady. It lies hidden in the dense woods at the top
of a peak 1337 m above sea level. The temple is built in the traditional
Kerala style of architecture. Visitors are allowed here only on the Chithra Pournami
festival day. The peak commands a panoramic view of the eastern slopes of the
ghats and some hill villages of Tamil Nadu. Permission to visit the area can be
obtained from the Wildlife Warden, Thekkady. The Architectural Style here is the
Traditional Kerala Architecture .
& Festivals : Chithra Pournima
Location : 15 km from Thekkady, Kerala
Attraction : Traditional
Lake Temple located at a distance of 30kms from Bekal in the Kasargod district,
is the only lake temple in Kerala. The beautiful lake temple is regarded as the 'Moolasthanam' (original seat) of
Anathapadmanabha, the diety of Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram.
presiding of the temple is Lord Vishnu seated on the serpent god, Adishesha. The
temple is open to all visitors irrespective of caste, creed, and colour.
temple is situated in the centre of the Ananthapura Lake, on a remote rocky hill
in a calm isolated region. The temple affords a bird's eye view of the green landscape
around. It is believed by the local people that there is a lone crocodile living
in the lake.
shrine is encircled by a 'Chuttambalam' (an enclosed verandah running around the
building), its walls are adorned by murals and there is a cave within that opens
out to a small pond where the water level remains steady regardless of climatic
: Original Seat Of Anathapadmanabha
: Only Lake Temple In Kerala
Location : 30 km from Bekal,
Bhagavathi Temple is a temple frequently alluded to in the Northern Ballads or
the Vadakkanpattu of Kerala. The main deity is Goddess Durga, with two adjacent
shrines dedicated to Vishnu and Siva. The three rock cut caves in the temple premises
are artfully engraved with beautiful carvings and fascinating murals.
candid murals and carvings here are a delight to art lovers. The main temple,
according to legend, is more than 1500 years old. The annual festival called
'Lokanarkavu Festival' is celebrated in March/ April. Situated on the right bank
of Kuttiyadi river, Vadakara has a historical fort which is now in ruins.
temple, associated with the heroes and heroines of the Vadakkanpattu combines
an arresting simplicity and a legendary aura.
Kms From Vadakara, Kerala.
Attraction : Goddess Bhagvathy, The
Mural Paintings and Carvings on the Temple Walls.
: Goddess Durga