Top 8 Famous temples in Kerala must in your travel bucket list


Top 8 Famous temples in Kerala must in your travel bucket list

Top 8 Famous temples in Kerala must in your travel bucket list


Kerala is a state on the Malabar coast of South India, which is divided into 14 districts, with its capital at Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most spoken language here and this state has set many records such as highest literacy rate, highest human development index, highest sex ratio, and highest life expectancy. This state-of-the-art state also has a rich and vibrant history. Perhaps this cultural form is the most prosperous region of the country. The British, Dutch, French and Portuguese ruled here. It also witnessed the rise and fall of several kingdoms like Chera, Advaita, and Venad before colonization. There are many royal monuments to show its vibrant history. It has many grand and well-designed temples which attract many devotees as well so today we will take a look at " Top 8 Famous temples in Kerala must in your bucket list".

1. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Famous temples in Kerala

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Famous temples in Kerala


It is one of the most popular temples in Kerala which was built in the 8th century in the Dravidian style. According to sources, Lord Balarama visited Phalgunam, bathed in Panchaparas and gifted 10,000 cows to the holy men. The main deity here is Lord Vishnu and this temple is known for its architecture and grand design.

Temple Timings: 3:45 pm to 12 noon and 5:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Main Deity: Lord Vishnu

Best Time to Visit: 8:00 AM

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram is central

2. Sabarimala Sastha Famous temples in Kerala

Sabarimala Sastha Famous temples in Kerala


According to sources, when Lord Ayyappa meditated hereafter eliminating the demon named Mahisha, due to which this temple was built. It is near the Periyar Tiger Reserve and is famous for pilgrimage on a large scale. The pilgrims who come here wear blue or black clothes, apply sandalwood on their foreheads and remain hairless till the journey ends.

Temple Timings: 4:45 pm to 12 noon and 5:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Main Deity: Lord Ayyappan

Best Time to Visit: 10:00 am

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
Nearest railway station: Bhagavatapuram

3. Attukal Bhagavathy Famous temples in Kerala

Attukal Bhagavathy Famous temples in Kerala


The main goddess of this temple is Kannaki (incarnation of Goddess Parvati) who is believed to be the mother and the creator of all things. It also holds the record for being the single largest gathering of women who come to attend the Attukalpongola festival.

Temple timings: 4:30 pm to 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Main Deity: Goddess Parvati

Best Time to Visit: 8:00 AM

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central

4. Ambalapuzha Shri Krishna Famous temples in Kerala

Ambalapuzha Shri Krishna Famous temples in Kerala


The main deity of this temple built in the 17th century is Lord Krishna. According to a legend, Lord Krishna came in front of the king here as a sage and asked him to play chess. As a reward he demanded from the king that all he had to give was rice per square, with the condition that the amount would be doubled: - one rice for the first class, two for two and four for the third and so on. Will increase. When Lord Krishna won, the king realized that he had been given millions of rice, which is not even in his store. It is said that that's why Palpaisam of rice is offered as prasad in this temple.

Temple timings: 4:30 pm to 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Main Deity: Goddess Parvati

Best Time to Visit: 8:00 AM

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central

5. Chhatikara Famous temples in Kerala

Chhatikara Famous temples in Kerala


This temple is famous for its architectural design which is a great example of wood sculpture. According to the legend there was a man named Kannapan who lived in the forest and used to offer young calves to Goddess Kali, but when one day he caught a black calf which he was going to sacrifice, he was stopped by his daughter. Then he saw the friendship between his daughter and the calf growing. When her daughter died one day and she left, she learned that she was far away from peace because she stole the calves and offered them to Goddess Kali. Therefore, he will now have to repent in front of the mother until the mother forgives him, so he also helped build this temple.

Temple Timings: 4:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Main Deity: Goddess Kali

Best Time to Visit: 10:00 am

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin Nedumbassery Airport
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam

6. Guruvayur Sri Krishna Famous temples in Kerala

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Famous temples in Kerala


This temple, more than 5000 years old, became popular during the battle between Kozhikode and Valluvanad. There is a strict dress code for this temple in which men have to wear mundu around their waist and girls have to wear long skirts and blouses while women have to wear saris. The main deity here is Lord Krishna, whose idol is 4 feet tall and his four hands have conch, chakra, mace and lotus.

Temple Timings: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Main Deity: Lord Krishna

Best Time to Visit: 10:00 am

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport
Nearest railway station: Guruvayur

7. Ettumanoor Mahadeva Famous temples in Kerala

Ettumanoor Mahadeva Famous temples in Kerala



The temple is built in the Dravidian style of architecture, with one roof over the other. High-quality and large murals are both inside and outside the wall. It was built during the reign of the Pandavas and the sage Vyasa worshiped this temple. The temple also has an ornamental roof covered with copper sheets which makes it more beautiful.

Temple Timings: 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Deity: Lord Shiva

Best Time to Visit: 10:00 am

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport
Nearest railway station: Ettumanur railway station

8. Vadakkunathan Famous temples in Kerala

 Vadakkunathan Famous temples in Kerala


This temple is known as the National Monument of India under the AMASR Act. The main deity here is Lord Shiva. This temple is full of carved paintings and sculptures. Its countless rooftops, monuments, and towers attract devotees.

Temple timings: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:20 pm

Main Deity: Lord Shiva

Best Time to Visit: 10:00 am

Expected time: 1 to 2 hours

How to reach:

Nearest Airport: Cochin Nedumbassery International Airport
Nearest railway station: Thrissur railway station

so dear readers and travel lovers you must visit this most famous temples in Kerala

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