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TEMPLES
ALUVA : Siva temple on the banks of the Periyar river, famous for the Pooja on Mahasivaratri.  
AMBALAPUZHA : Famous Sri Krishna temple with the image of divine origin.
ARANMULA : Parthasarathi Temple. Famous for the snake boat race.    
  ATTINGAL : Koikkal Bhagavathi Temple on the banks of the Vamanapuram River.
ACHANCOVIL : This pilgrim center is 80km from Punalur. The temple id dedicated to Dharmasastha, holding an ever bright shield and sword in hand, is believed to have been founded by Maharshi Parasuram.  
  ARUVIKARA : This is located on the banks of Karamana River, about 16km from Trivandrum. The Bhagavathy temple built here on a rock is very famous.
ARIYANKAVU : This Hindu pilgrim centre 70Km east of Kollam is known for the Sastha temple which attract thousands of devotees during the Mandala Pooja and Thrikkalyanam festivals held in December.  
  ARATTUPUZHA : It is located 12km south of Thrissur town. The festival of Arattupuzha Pooram held in the month of Mar-Apr is a event involving deities from 46 temples in the neighborhood.
ANANTHAPURAM : 12Km north east of Kasaragode, this 9th century temple set in a rock cut lake is the only lake temple in Kerala. This temple is believed to be the 'Moolasthanam' of Sree Padmanabhaswami temple in trivandrum.
  CHENGANNUR : Temple of Bhagavathi. Situated in the banks of River Pampa.
CHOTTANIKARA : Devi temple where the Goddess is worshipped in three forms.  
  CHETTIKULANGARA : The shrine is famous of the Kettukazhcha festival attracting large number of devotees. Held during Feb/March, a colorful procession marks the occasion.
PARASSALA :Famous Sree Mahadeva temple, This temple is situated in the Southern end of Kerala State. It is constructed by the Mallen Chembakaraman Delava of Venad Royal family. It is also known as 'Delavapuram'.  
SABARIMALA : Temple of Lord Ayyappa, famous for the festival of Makaravilakku.
TRICHUR : Temple of lord Vadakkunathan, famous for the Thrissur Pooram.
  TRIPRAYAR : Famous Temple of Lord Rama.
TRIPUNITHURA : Temple of Lord Annapurnnathreeshwaran.  
TRIVANDRUM : Temple of Swamy Padmanabha, Famous Attukal Bhagavathi temple and Pazhavangadi Sree Vigneswara temple
KODUNGALOOR : Famous for Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple.  
  ETTUMANOOR : Temple of lord Shiva ,known for the famous holy lamp, Valia Villakku and Ezharaponnana.

GURUVAYOOR : It is a major Hindu Pilgrim centre, located 31 kms north-west of Thrissur. The town is also known as 'Dwarka of South' and is very famous for the Sree Krishna Swamy Temple. Several offerings are made by the devotees to the Lord, from the simple 'Archana' to more elaborate 'Udayastamana Pooja'. The festivals are Utsavam, Vishukani and the most important Ekadasi.

PARASSINIKADAVU : The famous temple is about 18Km from Kannur on the banks of the river Valapattanam. The temple is known for its ritual art form of Muthapan,  Theyyam performed everyday in the early mornings and evenings. A peculiar custom here is the offering of toddy and dried fish to the deity.
KADAMPUZHA : It lies on the Thrissur-Kozhikode national highway and is known for the Bhagavathi Temple. The temple is believed to have been consecrated by Jagatguru Sankaracharya.
 
  ERUMELI : This is on the banks of Manimala river is 60km from Kottayam. Pilgrims visiting Sabarimala, alight here to worship at the Sastha temple and also offer prayers at ancient mosque.
MADHUR : This Hindu pilgrim centre 8Km from Kasaragode is well known for its Mahaganapathi temple. The sacred thirtham of the temple is believed two cure al diseases.  
  SANTHANAGOPALA KRISHNASWAMY TEMPLE : This museum temple lies 8Km from Ernakulam. The temple is worth visiting as it exhibits historical legacy from the Neolithic age to the modern times
IRINJALAKUDA: The only temple for Bharatha, the brother of Rama.  
  KALPATHY : The famous Siva temple on the banks of river Kalpathy is known for the annual car festival held in the month of November. Vadakkunthara Siva and Ayyappa temples are the other important temples in this town.
MANJERI : This town is noted for the Karikkad Subramanian Temple. The temple at Trikkalangode, near Manjeri is known for the annual Manjeri Pooram festival in the month of April.  
  THIRUNAKKARA SIVA TEMPLE : This temple in Kottayam is famous for the annual festival of 'Phalguna Utsav', celebrated in the month of March.
SREE PARTHASARATHI TEMPLE : This temple is at Munjankavu. It is said that a holy dip in the temple tank relieves the body of all warty growths.  
  CHAKKULATHUKAVU : The famous Chakkulathu Devi temple near Thiruvalla.
MADIYAM KOVILAKAM TEMPLE : Situated at Ajanur 5Km from Kanhangad in Hosdrug Taluk, this temple is the abode of Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual 9 day festival of 'Pattutsavam' is very famous.
 
  THRIKKAKARA -ERNAKULAM  : This temple at Thrikkakara near Ernakulam has notable inscriptions dating back to the 10th-13th century. This temple is dedicated to 'Vamanamoorthy'
OCHIRA : This is about 34kms north of Kollam. The Parabrahma temple here is unique in that it is dedicated to the 'Universal Consciousness' and enshrines no deity in particular. The Ochira Kali performed in mid June and panthrandu Villaku in Nov/Dec are the two main annual festivals.
 
  MANNARSALA : 32Km from Alappuzha near Haripad this is a famous temple of Sree Nagaraja, the King of Serpents. The two day annual festival of Ayilyam is famous here.
SIVA TEMPLE : Situated the heart of town, legend has it that the idol here was installed by sage Nagarishi. It is one of the largest temple of the state with an annual festival lasting for eight days in the month of January.  
  MULLAKKAL RAJARAJESWARI TEMPLE :The temple is located at the heart of Alleppey town. The presiding deity is Goddess Rajarajeswari. The temple celebrates two festivals every year. The nine-day 'Navarathri' festival is specially important. the last two days are most auspicious. Colorful processions participated by nine elephants are held in the evening. It is witnessed by thousands of devotees. Also several cultural programmes including Ottanthullal are staged in the temple.
Another festival celebrated by the temple is a one day 'Thaipooyakavadi' about fifteen kavadis take part in this spectacular procession which is presented during the evening.
THIRUNELLI : It is situated 29km north of Mananthavadi. It is known for the temple often called as 'Thekkan Kasi'. It is believed that a bath in the holy waters of 'Papanasini' will wipe off all sins.
  KOTTAYAM : Mahadeva Temple with the Swayambhu Shivalinga.
KALADI : Birth place of Sri Adishankara.  
  VAIKOM : Temple Of Lord Shiva depicting him in three forms. The temple town is located in 40 kms. the 12 day Ashtami festival celebrated in Nov/Dec, is known for its elephant processions, religious discourse and traditional dances and music.
VARKALA : The Janardhaswamy temple also known as 'Southern Varanasi' is one of the seven Vaisnovate shrines in South India. Other important shrine is Sivagiri Mutt.  
  PANDHALAM : Pandalam is historically important as the legend is that Sabari Mala Ayyappa had his childhood connections with the Pandam Royal family which was an extension of Pandyan family.
TALIPARAMBA SIVA TEMPLE : At Taliparamba near Kannur, Deities-Shiva, This temple is a magnificent structure covered with brass plates. The current structure dates back to the 16th century. 
 
  KULATHUPUZHA : 64 kms from Kollam district, Kulathupuzha in the forest range is famous for a shrine.
MALAYALAPUZHA :The famous Devi temple situated 7 kms from Pathanamthitta district.
 
  THIRUVILLAMALA : Sree Valabha Temple situated in the banks of river in Bharathapuzha.
KADAPATTUR : The famous Siva temple situated in the banks of River Meenachil near Pala.  
  KOTTARAKKARA : Sree Mahaganapathi temple.
SARKARA-CHIRAYINKIL : It is situated at Trivandrum-Kollam Railway path in Chirayankeezhu Railway Station. The Pilgrim centre is very important, The temple is dedicated to 'Mirror Idol' and deity of "Kaliyoot".  
  ARUVIPURAM : About 4 kms from Neyyathinkara Taluk, Over hanging the Neyyar River, Aruvipuram is famous on account of a temple of 'Shiva' established by great Saint Sree Narayana Guru on the huge rock hills. This is an important place of pilgrimage of the Ezhavas.
KADUTHURUTHY : The famous Siva temple situated at Kaduthuruthy at Kottayam district.  
  MAMMIYOOR :This is a small temple dedicated to Shiva, whose image is said to have been existing in Guruvayoor, even prior to the installation of the image of Krishna. It is located near the famous Krishna temple. A visit to this shrine is considered mandatory for all those worshipping at the Krishna temple. 
THIRUVALLOM :The famous Parasurama temple in the banks of river Karamanayar near Thiruvananthapuram.  
  ANJANNUR: The templs is located in 5 kms from Kanhangad. The famous Madiyan Kovilakam temple is dedicated to Goddess "Bhadrakali". The annual festival of 'Pattutsavam' is celebrated here.

PALLURUTHY: Temple of Goddess Bagavathi, famous for the celebration of Bharani called Vela.  

 

 

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