Pilgrimage Tourism in Kerala

Since years, Kerala has been described by philosophers and historians as God’s Own Country’. It seems true when one looks at the number of places of worship and pilgrimages situated here. It isn’t the fact that the pilgrimages located here belong to a particular religion. You can see from the cultural and religious diversity in the state, which India is so proud of. ‘God’s Own Country’ hosts a number of religious festivals throughout the year. Almost every Temple or Mosque in Kerala has its own festival, which are celebrated annually by the devotees with much pomp and show.

Kerala in South India, the land of gods and diverse religions where lies the serenity of its heritage a destination , where its historical monuments and beautiful temples portrays its architectural legacy . Kerala, South India is covered with holy sites associated with the exploits of the gods, the waters of sacred rivers or the presence of holy men. Millions of people have been traversing its length and breadth to reach these centers of worship South-Indian temples attract a flock of devotees from all over the world, since they are well-known for the powers to give blessings to the devotees. These pilgrimage centers in kerala provide the perfect ambience for you take a pause from the hectic schedule and ponder about the message and meaning of life. Kerala has numerous temples revered and visited by thousands of people every year. Kerala Pilgrimage Tour is an interesting journey to some of the important and sacred temples of Kerala, South India has its own share of some world-renowned pilgrim centers like Sabarimala, Guruvayoor temple, Chottanikkara, Kodungalloor, Aluva, and Kalady.

The Kerala Pilgrimage Destinations are a brilliant design of secular co-existence and religious harmony. The wealthy tradition and culture of Kerala has resulted in numerous places of worship in Kerala. There are a number of pilgrimage destinations all over Kerala, these religious places of Kerala can also be called as Kerala pilgrim centers as most of them have become important pilgrimage with time. Feel the holy charisma on your Kerala pilgrimage tours and experience a mysterious cleansing process in the attendance of the divine and come back with a calm and balanced state of mind, ready to tackle everyday pressures.

So read on further about the major religious places of Kerala are given below.

Aruvikkara Pilgrimage
Aruvikkara is an important pilgrim centre located at Trivandrum is the Aruvikkara pilgrimage. It is nearby 16 kilometers and a very serene picnic spot and many tourists visit this place for peace of mind. It is both a pilgrim centre and a picnic spot. Flowing by is the Karamana River, on the banks of which, is the rock-shrine dedicated to 'Bhagvathi', the divine embodiment of Female power. There is a waterfall nearby.

Aruvippuram Pilgrimage
Aruvippuram is also one of the most beautiful and serene pilgrim centre, located at a distance of 24 kilometers from Trivandrum. It is a small but also lovely picnic spot for tourist. Sree Narayana Guru built this temple on the banks the river from which the place derives its name from a stream. This holy shrine attracts a number of devotees during the 'Sivarathri' festival in March.

Guruvayoor Temple - Known as the Kasi of South India
Guruvayoor Temple of Thrissur is a very important and famous pilgrimage. According to the legends, the idol worshipped at Guruvayur temple is more than 5000 years old. It is located 29 kilometers from Thrissur city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped as Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The idol is built out of a rare stone called Patala Anjana. The temple holds the maximum number of weddings and "Annaprasanam", which means feeding rice to a child for the first time.

Kodungalloor Pilgrimage
The Kodungalloor town is situated 35 kilometers south of Thrissur/ Trichur district. It is a very beautiful and strategic port of the Chera rulers of Tamilnadu that attract lots of tourist to visit this town. It is said that the apostle of Jesus Christ is said to have landed when he came to India. At Kodungalloor, there are worship places belonging to various religions.

Ochira Pilgrimage
People from every corner of the world come here to experience this new concept of finding satisfaction in divine cosmic force. It is a very important place of worship in Kerala. This pilgrim center is also known by the name of Dakshina Kashi. The Ochira pilgrim center, Kerala, believes in the existence of universal consciousness or one supreme power known as Parabrahma. An interesting feature of this temple is the offerings that are done in the form of bulls. The temple celebrates its annual festival in a unique way. Ochira Kali in mid June and the twelve day Panthrandu Vilakku in November/December are the two main annual festivals.

Sabarimala Temple
Sabarimala temple is located on the top of the hills of the Western Ghats and almost 1000 meters above sea level on the Sahyadri ranges in Western Ghats, lies one of the most important shrines of India known by the name of Sabarimala. Thousands of devotees visit Sabarimala during the months of November-January when the main festival takes place. It begins 41 days before Makar Sankranti and continues for 41 days.

Some of the other famous pilgrimage destinations in Kerala are the Attukal Bhagavathy temple, 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. You are most welcome to book a tour online with Kerala Tours lane for pilgrimages to the pilgrimage destinations located in Kerala, south India. Feel the spirit of goodness, happiness and the joy of life percolate into you during your tours to the pilgrimage destinations located in Kerala, South India.

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Famous Pilgrimage Places/Centres in South Kerala -

Thangalppara , Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple , Kurisumala , Matha Amrithanandamayi Ashram, Vallikavu , Parumala , Sabarimala (The hill Temple of Lord Ayyappa) , Aranmula , Trikkukkudi Cave Temple, Kaviyoor , Manjanikara Church , Maramon, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple , Chavara Bhavan , Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple , Edathua Church , Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Mavelikkara , Beemapally , Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallam , Erumeli , Kayyoor, Bharananganam , Sree Mahadeva Temple , Varkala , Janardhana Swamy Temple , Sivagiri Mutt , Kadamanitta , Kodumon Chilanthiyambalam , Pamba , Kulathupuzha , Malanada Duryodhana Temple , St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Kallada , Cheriazheekal Temple , Thekkekudi Cave Temple , Champakulam Church , The Cave Temple, Kollam , Malayalapuzha , The Rock Cut Cave Temple , St. Mary's Church, Manarcad , Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple , St. Joseph's Cathedral, Palayam , Achankovil Temple, Lord Ayyappa , St. John's Cathedral, Thiruvall , Sree Vallabha Temple, Thiruvalla , Mahadeva Temple, Chengannur , Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathy Temple , Arthunkal Church , Siva Temple, Thalikkotta , St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Cheriapalli , St. Mary's Knanaya Church, Valiapalli , Juma Masjid, Thazhathangadi , Thirunakkara Mahadevar Temple , Dharmasastha Temple, Pakkil , St. George's Church, Puthupalli, Mahadevar Temple, Ettumanoor , The CSI Cathedral Church , Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church , St. Thomas Mount , Siva Temple, Vaikom , Vavarambalam , CSt. Mary's Church, Bharananganam , St. Mary's Church, Kuravilangad , St. Mary's Forane Church, Athirampuzha , St. Mary's Church, Kudamaloor , St. Joseph's Monastery, Mannanam , Kaduthuruthi Valiapalli , Vimalagiri Church , St. Thomas Church, Pala , St. Thomas Church, Cherpungal , Pazhayapalli, Changanacherry , Aruvithira Church , Puthenpalli, Erattupetta , Saraswathi Temple, Panachikkad , Surya Temple, Adityapuram , Bhagavathy Temple, Manarcad , Kavil Bhagavathy Temple, Changanacherry , Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, Perunna , Siva Temple, Vazhappalli, Changanacherry , Kalkulathukavu Temple, Vazhappalli , Sabarimala , Santhigiri Ashram , Pallipurathukavu

Famous Pilgrimage Places/Centres in Central Kerala -

Arattupuzha , Thirunavaya , Thirumandhamkunnu temple, Angadipuram , Jama-at Mosque, Malappuram , Kadampuzha , Trikandiyur Shiva Temple , Mamburam , Holy Cross Shrine, Thrissur , Vadakkumnathan Temple , Thiruvegappura Sankaranarayana Temple, Guruvayoor , Irinjalakuda Koodal Manikyam temple , Ariyannoor temple, Kandanisserry , St. Thomas Memorial, Kodungalloor , Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungalloor , Thiruvalathoor , Jain Temple of Jainimedu , Ongallur Taliyil Shiva Temple , Kodungalloor , St. Francis Church , Kaladi , Mangala Devi Temple , Vamanamoorthy Temple , Thiruvegappura Sankaranarayana Temple , Malayattoor Church , Christian Divine Retreat Centres , St. Mary's Forane Church, Koratty , Vettakkorumakan Temple, Nilambur , Alathiyur Hanuman Temple, Malappuram , Ponnani , Annamalai Temple, Karikodu, Idukki , Thiruvegappura Sankaranarayana Temple , Pazhayangadi Mosque, Kondotti , Thali Temple, Perinthalmanna , Holy Cross Church, Mapranam, Thrissur , Holy Cross Shrine, Mapranam, Thrissur

Famous Pilgrimage Places/Centres in North Kerala -

Peralassery Subramania Temple , Payyanur Subramania Temple , Trichambaram Temple , Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasargod , Manjeswaram , Malik Deenar Mosque , Madiyankulam Durga Temple , Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple , Lokanarkavu Temple , Mannur Temple, St. Mary's Church, Kozhikode , Tali Temple , Glass Temple of Kottamunda , Thodikkulam Temple, Kannur , Raja Rajeswara Temple , Suryanarayana Temple, Kadiroor , Odathil Palli Mosque , Sree Ramaswamy Temple, Thiruvangad , Madhur Temple , Tulur Vanam , Muchunthi Palli , Ponmeri , Varakkal Devi Temple , Jain Temple , Mother of God Church , Pishakarikavu


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