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.
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.
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.
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
The 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
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, one of the renowned masters of mural painting.
Palayur Church, Guruvayur