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Apart from other famous tourist attractions in kerala, pilgrimage is also same important for its religious temples like Sabrimala, Guruvayoor Temple, Ananthapura Lake Temple and Kannavam Siva Temple etc..
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The Kerala Pilgrimage Destinations are an excellent illustration of secular co-existence and religious harmony. There are several pilgrimage destinations all over Kerala, India that cater to the spiritual needs of people belonging to different faiths be it Hindus, Muslims, Christians or any other faith.

Pilgrims come all over India for pilgrimage tours to the several pilgrimage destinations located in Kerala, South India.

Some of the popular pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, South India are the Attukal Bhagavathy temple (Trivandrum) that is referred to as the Sabarimala of women, Guruvayoor temple (Trichur) is known as the Kasi of South India. Go on pilgrimage tours to the Chettikulangara temple in Alappuzha, Sree Krishna temple, Mannarasala temple at Harippad, various temples devoted to Lord Subramania.

Besides these temples there are a number of mosques and churches located in different parts of Kerala, South India.

  • Guruvayoor Temple
    Dedicated to the deity Lord Guruvayurappan, the temple at Guruvayur is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, South India. Come and experience a special form of happiness as you get a darshan of Lord Guruvayurappan or Lord Krishna at the temple at Guruvayur, Kerala, South India.

    The Guruvayur Temple is said to be the second Dwarka and according to a very popular local legend when the real Dwarka got submerged under the sea, a devotee of Lord Krishna saved this idol from drowning and this idol of Lord Krishna was established at the Guruvayur temple. Another legend propagates the fact that the idol of Lord Guruvayurappan mirrors the form in which the deity appeared to the mortal parents of Lord Krishna just before he took birth.

    Locals believe that Lord Brahma prayed at the Guruvayur Temple and the tradition of serpent worship is very rampant here. The popular festivals that are celebrated at the Guruvayur Temple are Astami Rohini, Chembai music festival, Ekadsi and Ulsavam.

  • Ananthapura Lake Temple
    Travel to Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this only Lake Temple in the God's Own Country is the original Seat Of Anathapadmanabha Swami. Devotees from far flung areas travel to Ananthapura Lake Temple to get a darshan of Lord Vishnu.

    Located 5 km away from Kumbla in Kasargode District, the doors of the lake temple are open for visitors or devotees. The temple houses a beautiful image of Shree Padmanabha (Lord Vishnu) seated on Adisesha, the serpent god. An ancient shrine is engulfed by a chuttambalam and its walls have beautiful mural.

    The lake temple is situated in the heart of the Ananthapura Lake in a tranquil ambience. Perched on a rocky hill, one can have a panoramic view of the luscious surrounding. It is believed that a lone crocodile inhabits the lake. So be a little more careful while traveling to the lake temple. It is a venue of Thapotsavam, an annual one-day festival. This festival is held in the month of April.

  • Sabarimala
    Sabarimala or Mount Sabari is located at a height of 3,000 meters above the sea level and is a special Hindu pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Ayyappan. Pilgrimage tours with Kerala Travel Tourism to Sabarimala will open up a peaceful and tranquil haven nestled in the green Sahayadri hills in Kerala, South India.

    Kerala Travel Trips takes you to Sabarimala where the presiding deity is Lord Ayyappan, who according to religious texts and legend meditates atop the Sabari hill with his two wives for the benefit of humanity. Sabarimala pilgrimage tours consist of long hill treks with beads of rudraksha dangling on your neck. You feel a sense of positivity and spiritual upliftment envelop you as you trek closer to the abode of Lord Ayyappan. In fact Sabarimala pilgrimage tours is considered as tours to heaven. All pilgrims, irrespective of social status, creed or caste are welcome at the yogic abode of Lord Ayyappan.

    Women over the age of 50, men and girls below the age of 10 are allowed to go on Sabarimala pilgrimage tours. Young girls are not allowed to enter the temple as it is believed that the Lord sits in a meditative and pure state on Mount Sabari. Devotees undertake a 41-day rigorous fast to prepare themselves for Sabarimala pilgrimages. Most devotees carry ghee in coconut shells as offering to the lord.

  • Kannavam Siva Temple
    Among Kerala Pilgrimage Destinations, the Kannavam Siva Temple is located close to Thalasserry. While heading towards Mananthavadi, Kannur District, halt at the Kannavam Siva Temple that attracts not only numerous devotees but also a large number of art lovers across the globe. On an area of 700 sq ft, you will see about 150 murals on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum. This sanctity place is not only a place of worship but also a monument of great artistic splendor.

    Kannavam Siva Temple in Kerala was built in between 13th to 14th century. Have a look at the murals depicting the scenes from myths related to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. You will also see the scenes of Ravana Vadham and Rukmani Swayamvaram. Marvel at its brilliant craftsmanship and devotion. The very sight of the temple conjures the feelings of devotion and brings you close to the divine.

    Feel the spiritualism and religious contentment with devotion and peace as you travel to Kannavam Siva Temple in Kerala. The beautiful murals showcase the excellent craftsmanship of the past. You will notice that these murals have been drawn only with natural pigments. While traveling in Kerala you will see murals drawn with saffron-yellow, saffron-red, white, red, yellow, black, green, golden yellow and blue.

  • Amritanandamayi Ashram
    The Amritanandamayi Ashram located in Amrithapuri near Vallikavu is one of the most frequented pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, South India. Conveniently located the Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram is well connected by road and boat to the important Kerala towns and cities.

    Popularly referred to as the Mata Amritanandamayi Math by devotees, this ashram in Amrithapuri has a beautiful temple and arranges for more than seven hundred devotees to stay at a time.

    The main deity that is worshipped at the temple located at the Amritanandamayi Ashram is the Goddess Kali. The main reason why this deity is given special preference while meditating at the Amritanandamayi Ashram is because it is believed that Goddess Kali helps us to get rid of our egos, that is perhaps the greatest impediment to eternal peace and happiness.

    Devotees who choose to stay at the Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram follow a rigorous routine that is a part of the Ashram's way of life. The stunning locales and peaceful environment in combination with regular meditation works wonders for tired souls.

    Travel to the serene Amritanandamayi Ashram in Amrithapuri in Kerala, South India with Kerala Travel Destinations and have a unique rejuvenating experience. The perfect way to travel to Amritanandamayi Ashram is to board a train to Kayamkulam and then hire a ferry that takes you along the Vallickavu backwaters till you reach the Amrithapuri Ashram. Though nowadays most pilgrims prefer to board a flight to Thiruvananthapuram and then hire a taxi to Vallikavu.

  • Lokanarkavu Temple
    The Lokanarkavu Temple in Kerala is devoted to Goddess Durga, Lord Vishnu and Shiva. It is located 5 km away from Vadakara. There are three rock-cut caves located close to the Lokanarkavu Temple in Kerala that showcases an exquisite array of carvings and murals. This fascinating piece of art has alludes a large number of visitors.

    An image of the presiding deity, Goddess Durga, is placed adjacent to the shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The main temple is believed to be over 1500 years old. Locally known as Pooram, the Lokanarkavu Festival is an annual festival held between March and April.

    As you take a tour to Lokanarkavu Temple Kerala, you will see fascinating murals and carvings, which will add a new dimension to your tour to Kerala Pilgrimage Destinations. Thacholi Othenan, the fabled martial hero of the God's Own Country, used to visit this temple everyday to offer prayers.

    Travel to Lokanarkavu Temple in Kerala, South India with Kerala Travel Tourism and feel the religious contentment with serenity. While you travel to Lokanarkavu Temple in Kerala that resounds with the beautiful hymns sung with a great devotion. Marvel at the aesthetic and stunning sculpture and murals of the temple.

  • Madavoorpara Cave Temple
    Popularly referred as God's Own Country, Kerala is a beautiful land dotted with numerous ancient rock-cut cave temples. Among these rock-cut cave temples Madavoorpara Cave Temple attracts a large number of devotees. It will take just few kms in the suburbs of Trivandrum from Sreekariyam to reach the Madavoorpara Cave Temple.

    A scenic drive to the Madavoorpara Cave Temple in Kerala is worth taking on your tour to Kerala pilgrimage destinations with Kerala Travel Tourism. For an escape from the hustle bustle of regular grind to nature's lap travel to Madavoorpara Cave Temple in Kerala. From lush paddy fields to plantain groves, you will travel through the valley of tranquility and greenery to reach the sanctified pilgrim center.

    The sanctum sanctorum resides a Sivalinga guarded by the two sculptures of guards on either side of the entryway. Idols of lord Ganesha and Murugan are also placed on two sides. The ornamental door at the entrance has been added recently. Devotees from far-flung areas visit this cave temple to offer prayers.

    According to the myth, the Madavoorpara Cave Temple is believed to be constructed by a Buddhist monk. The antiquity of the temple lends a magnetic charm to the region. The temple is under the observance of the State Archeology Department.

  • Malayattoor
    Malayattoor Church, a Christian pilgrim centre situated 52 kms from Kochi beside the Periyar River at the top of a hill. The pilgrims can reach the place only by foot. This church which was established in AD 900 is believed to have been blessed by St.Thomas, one of the Apostles of Christ.

  • Agastyakudam
    Agastyakudam, near Thiruvananthapuram, a prominent peak of the Western Ghats, is a pilgrim centre of the Hindus. This place is also noted for it’s abundant Ayurvedic herbs.

  • Varkala
    This famous Hindu pilgrim centre is situated at 48 kms north of Thiruvananthapuram. It is noted for it’s mineral springs.

  • Sivagiri and Aruvippuram
    Aruvippuram of Thiruvananthapuram district is famous through the consecration of the 'Siva Idol' by Sree Narayana Guru. Sivagiri is a major pilgrim centre that attracts not only the local tourists but also travellers from abroad.

    Ochira: A unique pilgrim centre in Kollam district known for its Advaita Philosphy. Here there is no temple or idol for the presiding deity ‘the Parabrahma’. The ritual performance ‘Ochirakali’, which is usually held in June gathers a huge crowd.

  • Maramon Convention
    Every year in the month of February, banks of river Pamba plays host to a famous religious convention of Christians for 7 days. This convention is addressed by the speakers of international repute and attended by people from various other communities.

  • Cherukolpuzha Convention
    The famous Hindu religious convention held on the banks of river Pamba. It is attended by a large number of people and addressed by prominent religious scholars and cultural personalities.

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