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Elephants at Punnathur Kotta (Photo Courtesy: Eashchand)
Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary (photo Courtesy: Easwaran Chand)
Guruvayoor Temple Entrance

Guruvayoor pilgrimage is a popular standalone pilgrimage to the most renowned Lord Krishna Temple in South India.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Guruvayoor
  • Day-2 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Guruvayoor - Guruvayur Temple (0.50 kms), Lord Rama Temple (24.00 kms), Vadakkunnathan Temple (25.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Cochin (Ernakulam) Departure - Cochin (Ernakulam)
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guruvayoor combines well with Kottayam for guests looking to visit Lord Shiva temple there along with.

  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Guruvayoor -105 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Guruvayoor to Cochin (Ernakulam) -105 kms (2.5 hrs)

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Guruvayoor(1) - Cochin (Ernakulam)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Guruvayoor Arrive at Cochin and Travel to Guruvayoor (100 kms). Guruvayoor is one of the most renowned and significant Lord Krishna temples in India. Evening Darshan at Lord Krishna temple. If time permits guests can visit other temples in the area like Thriprayar Temple (dedicated to Lord Rama), Vadakkunnathan Temple (Lord Shiva shrine).

Day-2 Departure Depart to Cochin (100 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Guruvayoor :

  • Guruvayur Temple - Guruvayur is renowned pilgrim destination visited for the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, a renowned Lord Krishna pilgrimage and the fourth biggest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees per day.

  • Lord Rama Temple - Thriprayar home to an ancient Lord Rama Temple and is believed to the largest Lord Rama temple in Kerala.

  • Vadakkunnathan Temple - Vadakkunnathan Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple at Thrissur. This temple is a classic example of Kerala style temple architecture. Mural paintings depicting various episodes from Mahabharata can be seen inside the temple.

Destination Overview

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.

Guruvayoor - Guruvayoor is a 16th Century temple and a renowned pilgrim centre at 100 kms north of Cochin.

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  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Guruvayoor -105 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Guruvayoor to Cochin (Ernakulam) -105 kms (2.5 hrs)

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  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Guruvayoor -105 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Guruvayoor to Cochin (Ernakulam) -105 kms (2.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Guruvayoor is a pure pilgrimage and does not offer any leisure centric getaway experience. Guests looking for that may stay elsewhere (Cherai or Nattika beach) and visit Guruvayoor as a day excursion.

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