Offers

Major Temples and Pilgrimage centers In and around Kottayam Area

Hindu Pilgrimage | Pilgrim Centre

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Vazhappally Mahadeva Temple (Photo Courtesy: RajeshUnuppally)
Ettumanoor Shiva temple (photo courtesy: Rklystron)

Kottayam is a base town for the plantation highlands and one of the major cities in Kerala. There are a number of significant temples / churches and pilgrim centers around that are visited by pilgrimage centric travelers.

Bharananganam (25 kms from Kottayam) - The 1000 year old St Mary’s Church here is an important pilgrim centre in Kerala. The mortal remains of the Blessed Sr. Alphonsa are laid to rest here.

Thrikodithanam Temple, Changanacherry (21 kms South of Kottayam) - This is said to be one of the five temples where the idol of Lord Vishnu, worshipped by the Pandavas is kept. Deepam (lamp) festival held every November/December. This temple is also counted among the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu.

Ettumanoor (11 kms North of Kottayam) – Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple is a prominent Lord Shiva temple in the Kottayam area. It hosts the arattu festival celebrated on a grand scale on the Thiruvathira day in February–March every year.

Vaikom Shiva temple (22 kms North of Kumarakom, 37 kms from Kotayam) - The Vaikom Mahadeva temple is one of the few temples which is held in reverence by both Shaivaites and the Vaishnavaites.

Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple (24 kms North of Kottayam) - Mahadeva temple is one among the famous three Shiva temples in the area along with Ettumanoor and Vaikom.

Visit to Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple is a popular and powerful trisome A visit to three temples on the same day is believed to be very auspicious.

 

Related Destination
Related Holidays

Related Things To Do

  • Ettumanoor Shiva temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple dated mid-16th century. Ettumanoor more

    Access

    Kottayam ( 9 Kms ), Pala ( 16 Kms ), Kumarakom ( 19 Kms ), Vaikom ( 27 Kms )
  • Vaikom Mahadevar Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    The Vaikom Mahadevar temple is one of the most celebrated Shiva temples in Kerala and is one among more

    Access

    Vaikom, Kumarakom ( 22 Kms ), Kottayam ( 32 Kms )
  • Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple and one among the 108 Lord Shiva temples more

    Access

    Vaikom ( 14 Kms ), Kottayam ( 24 Kms ), Pala ( 26 Kms )
  • Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple, one of the 108 Shiva temples created by Lord more

    Access

    Kottayam ( 1 Kms ), Kumarakom ( 11 Kms ), Pala ( 27 Kms ), Vaikom ( 31 Kms )
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Chirakkadavu Mahadeva Temple is a renowned Lord Shiva temple 35 kms from more

    Access

    Kanjirapally ( 8 Kms ), Pala ( 25 Kms ), Kottayam ( 35 Kms )
  • Vazhappally Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Vazhappally Mahadeva Temple is Lord Shiva temple near Changanassery and is one of the 108 Lord more

    Access

    Kottayam ( 19 Kms )
  • Parippu Sree Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Parippu Sree Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Kottayam area and one of the 108 Lord Shiva more

    Access

    Kumarakom ( 3 Kms ), Kottayam ( 8 Kms ), Vaikom ( 28 Kms )
  • Kadappattoor Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kadappattoor Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple near Pala and one of the prominent temples of more

    Access

    Pala ( 2 Kms ), Kottayam ( 24 Kms )
  • Thiruvayamkudy Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Thiruvayamkudy Mahadeva Temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Kottayam district with dating back to more

    Access

    Vaikom ( 16 Kms ), Pala ( 24 Kms ), Kottayam ( 27 Kms )
  • Vezhanganam Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Vezhanganam Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple situated in Bharananganam area dating back to more

    Access

    Pala ( 10 Kms ), Kottayam ( 32 Kms )
  • Kizhathadiyoor Thrukkayil Mahadeva Temple near Pala is an ancient Lord Shiva temple and is the more

    Access

    Pala ( 2 Kms ), Kottayam ( 24 Kms )
  • Lalam Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Lalam Mahadeva Temple an ancient Lord Shiva temple and is renowned as Dakshina Kasi (Kashi more

    Access

    Pala ( 1 Kms ), Kottayam ( 23 Kms )
  • Puliyannoor Mahadeva Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Puliyannoor Mahadeva Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple in Pala area. The temple is locally more

    Access

    Pala ( 4 Kms ), Kottayam ( 22 Kms )
  • Pathiramanal Island

    Activity, Rides
    The Pathiramanal Island is a boat ride away from Muhamma / Kumarakom. The island provides more

    Access

    Kumarakom ( 5 Kms ), Alleppey ( 15 Kms )
  • Thrikodithanam Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Thrikodithanam Temple is said to be one of the five temples where the idol of Lord Vishnu, more

    Access

    Kottayam ( 21 Kms )
  • The 1000 year old St Mary's Church here is an important pilgrim centre in Kerala. The mortal more

    Access

    Pala ( 6 Kms ), Kanjirapally ( 21 Kms ), Kottayam ( 31 Kms ), Thodupuzha ( 32 Kms )
  • A prominent religious institution belonging to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and a seminary more

    Access

    Thodupuzha ( 2 Kms ), Pala ( 25 Kms ), Kottayam ( 52 Kms )
  • St. Marys Church, the Valia Palli (the Big Church) was built in 1550 by Knanaya Syrian Christians more

    Access

    Vaikom ( 15 Kms ), Kottayam ( 24 Kms )
  • St. George Church, Puthupally, and the Vakathanam Palli are two ancient churches frequented by more

    Access

    Vaikom ( 9 Kms ), Kottayam ( 29 Kms )
  • Cherpunkal Church is a famous Church in the name of Infant Jesus and visited every First more

    Access

    Pala ( 6 Kms ), Kottayam ( 20 Kms )
  • St Marys Jacobite Syrian Church, Manarkadu is another very important and famous Christian church more

    Access

    Pala, Kottayam ( 26 Kms )
  • Panachikkadu Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Panachikkadu Temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati in Panachikkad. It is also known as more

    Access

    Kottayam ( 11 Kms )
  • Backwaters in Kumarakom

    Activity, View Point
    Kumarakom overlooks Vembanad lake and has its own stretch of Backwaters (much smaller than more

    Access

    Kumarakom, Kottayam ( 15 Kms )
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

    Activity, View Point
    Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is an area overlooking vembanad lake and is renowned for bird population more

    Access

    Kumarakom ( 3 Kms )
  • Vembanad Lake

    View Point, Rides
    Vembanad lake is one of the largest lake in India and offering guests a comprehensive nature more

    Access

    Kumarakom, Alleppey ( 1 Kms )
  • The Malliyoor Sree Mahaganapathy Temple is an ancient Lord Ganesha temple in Kottayam more

    Access

    Vaikom ( 20 Kms ), Kottayam ( 25 Kms )