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Vaikom is categorised as Pilgrimage / Lakeside

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Granite Cross of Kaduthuruthy Vallyapalli (Photo Courtesy: Lijujose)

Reasons to Visit
  • Vaikom set 22 kms North of Kumarakom and is renowned for its Vaikom Shiva temple
  • Vaikom is also home to getaway resorts overlooking the scenic Vembanad lakefront.
  • Vaikom is situated between Cochin and Kottayam and 58 kms from Cochin Airport.
Access Information

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Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Cochin Airport and VaikomRs. 2934

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Karmali Railway Station and VainguinimRs. 1112

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Vaikom has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.


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List of Service Add Ons for Vaikom


Services Rates Starting From
Half Day Kayaking in the Backwaters of AlleppeyRs. 3334


Services Rates Starting From
A Day with the FarmersRs. 1350

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Destination Ideas

  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Kerala Craft, Culture, Churches, Temples, Festivals and Heritage
  • Kerala in Monsoon
  • Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala
  • Major Pilgrimage centers In and around Alleppey Area
  • Major Temples and Pilgrimage centers In and around Kottayam Area

Stay Ideas

  • Kalathil Resort Getaway

Festivals linked to Vaikom (Kerala)

  • Vaikathashtami Festival

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    The Vaikom Mahadevar temple is one of the most celebrated Shiva temples in Kerala and is one among the 108 Sivalayas created by Lord Parasurama
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    St. George Church, Puthupally, and the Vakathanam Palli are two ancient churches frequented by pilgrims.
    Syrian Catholic
    Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple and one among the 108 Lord Shiva temples created by Lord Parasurama. Kaduthuruthy is a renowned pilgrim center of Kottayam area on the Kottayam-Vaikom road.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    St. Marys Church, the Valia Palli (the Big Church) was built in 1550 by Knanaya Syrian Christians who immigrated from West Asia, and is considered the first Christian church in Kottayam town. This church is famous for its two Persian crosses made of granite. There are rare antique carvings and mural paintings behind the main altar and on the ceiling of the church
    Syrian Catholic
    Thiruvayamkudy Mahadeva Temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Kottayam district with dating back to 890 AD.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    The Malliyoor Sree Mahaganapathy Temple is an ancient Lord Ganesha temple in Kottayam area.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple dated mid-16th century. Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple is one among the 108 Shivalayas created by Lord Parasurama.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Parippu Sree Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Kottayam area and one of the 108 Lord Shiva temples created by Lord Parasurama.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple is a Lord Shiva temple, one of the 108 Shiva temples created by Lord Parasurama. The temple is located in heart of Kottayam.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Nearest Airport in Vaikom
  • Cochin International Airport ( COK ) , Cochin (Ernakulam)-35 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Vaikom
  • Ernakulam Junction (South) ( ERS ), Cochin (Ernakulam)-35 Kms
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