Guruvayoor Attractions

Guruvayur TempleGuruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur

The Guruvayurappan Temple is one of the popular and most visited temples of South India and is the main attraction of the temple town of Guruvayur. It is located at a distance of 30 km northwest of Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala.




Elephant CampElephant Camp, Guruvayur

Tourists can visit the Elephant Camp or sanctuary that is located in Punnathur Kotta, at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayur Temple. This Elephant Camp is one of its kinds in the world and is considered to be one of the largest elephant sanctuaries.




Devaswom_Museum_Guruvayur Devaswom Museum, Guruvayur

The Devaswom Museum is situated inside the Shree Guruvayoorappan Temple in Guruvayur. It is located in the office annex, near the Temple’s eastern walkway and forms a part of the many cultural promotions of the temple.




 Parthasarathy TempleParthasarathy Temple, Guruvayur

The Parthasarathy Temple has an idol of Lord Krishna in the form the charioteer of Arjuna, which is also called Parthasarathy. According to a legend, this idol is believed to have been placed in this temple by Adi Shankaracharya.



Chowalloor Shiva Temple, Guruvayur

Guruvayur-Chowalloor Shiva TempleThe Chowalloor Shiva Temple is located at a distance of 3 km from Guruvayur Temple. It is also known as Mahadeva Temple and is considered to be thousands of years old. The temple is considered to be one of the 108 ‘Shivalayas’ or Abodes of Shiva in Kerala




Institute of Mural Paintings, Guruvayur

Mural PaintingsThe 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, one of the renowned masters of mural painting.





Palayur Church, Guruvayur

Palayoor ChurchThe Palayur Church is one of the seven ancient churches established by the apostle, St. Thomas, in Kerala. This church portrays the life of St. Thomas and is famous for its architectural work.










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