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Nearby Attractions

Guruvayur is a popular pilgrim place primarily loved by travellers for the shrine of Sree Krishna temple itself. But on the visit of the temple town on the Malabar Coastal line of Kerala, you will realise there are lot more exciting places and cultural centres to explore in close proximity.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Guruvayur:

Elephant Camp

The elephant camp sanctuary at Punnathur Kotta, home to the largest population of male captive Asian elephants which belongs to the temple, just 3 km from Guruvayur a heaven appeal to all kids, wildlife and nature lovers.

Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple

Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple where Lord Shiva in the concept of Uma Maheshwara, Chamunderwari Temple, Thiruvenkadachalpathy Temple, Sree Parthasarady Temple, Chovvallur shiva Temple, Harikanyaka Temple and Palayur Church are some shining jewels in the town.

Statues of Maraprabhu & Guruvayur Kesavan

In the complex of Sree Valsam guest house, there stand the magnificent and towering statues of Mahaprabhu and Guruyaur Kesavan. The Mahaprabhu statue is a creative representation of Lord Krishna in the form of a giant banyan tree. 

The statue of Guruvayur Kesavan is dedicated to the deceased Elephant King, one of the most celebrated elephants in the Lord’s stables and was crowned Gajaraja several times during its life. 

Sree Parthasarathy Temple

One of the most important places to visit in Guruvayur, the Sree Parthasarathy temple is a delight for religious enthusiasts as well as architecture aficionados. It is dedicated to the charioteer form of Lord Krishana – that is, when he accompanied Arjuna as a companion into the battle of Mahabharata.

Chowalloor Shiva Temple

Located just 3 kms from the most popular temple in Guruvayur, the Sri Krishna temple, the Chowalloor Shiva temple is a gorgeous complex dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Considered as one of the most beautiful tourist places in Guruvayur, the temple is over 1000 years old and is known among locals as one of the 108 abodes of Lord Shiva.

Devaswom Museum

One of the most interesting places to visit in Guruvayur is the Devaswom Museum, located inside the Shree Guruvayoorappan Temple complex towards the east gate. The museum is a must visit destination among cultural buffs and religious enthusiasts because of its extensive collection of gorgeous and expensive offerings that have been made to the 5000-year old deity of the temple.


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