Kerala is one of the most enchanting places that one can visit while being on a holiday. There are many great opportunities for families that they can try there. Kerala is a land of cultural vibrancy and hues that will let you in for a grand celebration. So getting a family holiday package to Kerala is also ideal. So, get your hands on the best Kerala Holiday package that would come your way.
These are the best temples that you can visit in Kerala.
1. Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Attukal Bhagavathy is one famous temple in Kerala which has goddess Kannaki as the main deity who is also an incarnation of goddess Parvati. Also there is the famous festival that happens here named Attukal Pongala Festival in the months of February or March.
What time is the temple open?: This temple is open from 4:30 AM to 8:30 PM.
2. Udiyanoor Devi Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Udiyanoor Devi Temple is one amazing place to visit with family on a Kerala religious tour package. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. One would witness the shrine of Udiyanoor Devi being here that has four hands that holds the weapons with the gesture of Shiva and lord Vaishnava together. There are many other deities as well here such as Dharma Sastha, Nagaraja, Lord Ganesha, Sri Madan Thampuran etc in this one of the oldest temples in Kerala.
What time is the temple open?: Udiyanoor Devi Temple is open from 4:30 AM to 8:15 PM and is closed from 12 PM to 5 PM.
3. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a must visit temple on your Kerala spiritual tour which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is a sight to fall in love with, with the wonderful and magnificent Dravidian style architecture, dating back to 8th century, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is one of the oldest Vishnu temples in the country. Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple also holds a Alpashy festival in the months of October and November.
What time is the temple open?: Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is open from 3:30 a.m to 7: 30 pm and is closed from 12 pm to 5 pm.
4. Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple, Mannarasala
Mannarsala is one enchanting temple that one can visit while being in Kerala. This is one really famous temple that has serpent Gods as the main deities. This temple will take you by surprise with 30,000 images of snake Gods that can be seen inside. Also, this temple has been built in a way so as to let the serpents move freely. Also, the most famous thing about this temple has to be the Uruli Kamizhthal which is one special ritual that usually the childless couples do, to seek blessings for a child, once the childless couples make a wish here, it is said that it is fulfilled, and on fulfillment, the couple donate a snake god image here to pay their regards and tributes and showing how grateful they are.
What time is the temple open?: Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple is open from 5 Am to 12 noon and also from 5 PM to 7:30 PM.
5. Tali Temple, Kozhikode
Kaduthuruthi Mahadeva Thali Temple is also called as Tali Temple and has Lord Shiva as the main deity. One would be fascinated by the architecture of this temple that is an incredible combination of wood, brass work, brass carvings, statues, laterite, etc.
What time is the temple open?: Pay a visit to this temple from 5 AM to 12 PM or from 4 PM to 9 PM
6. Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur
Vadakkunnathan Temple is also a National Monument under the AMASR Act. Famous for being the first temple that was once ever built by Parasurama who is known to be the the 16th incarnation of Vishnu, Vadakkunnathan Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Rama and Vishnu. One would find some of the best architecture, murals and many enchanting pillars being here. Also, Vadakkunnathan Temple has the famous festival Thrissur Pooram that happens to be celebrated here in a wonderful manner with whole pomp and show in April and May. There are ornated elephants and some vibrant umbrellas that are brought in the temple, one could fall in love with the sounds of traditional drums and chants making it a divine ambience.
What time is the temple open?: Vadakkunnathan Temple is open from 3 AM to 8:30 PM.
7. Lokanarkavu Temple, Kozhikode
Lokanarkavu Temple is one stunning temple that has been built by the Aryans, Vaishnavas and Brahmins. This temple also has three separate temples that are dedicated to deity Durga, Shiva and Vishnu respectively that can be visited on Kerala Tour Packages from Delhi.
What time is the temple open?: Lokanarkavu Temple is open from 4 AM to 9 AM and also from 5 PM to 7 PM.
8. Sree Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Parassinikadavu
One cannot miss paying a visit to the famous Sree Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple which is one of the most panoramic temples in Kerala. Sree Parassinikadavu Muthappan is beautifully located on the banks of Valapattanam River which is truly a sight to behold. This temple is known for its architecture and has some of the most enchanting murals and carvings. Sree Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple has Lord Muthappan as the main deity and people from all castes, creeds and faith can cm here, also this temple even allows dogs to enter and has dog statues at the entrance, along with that, there is also free meal and accommodation for the visitors.
What time is the temple open?: This temple stays open from 5 AM to 8 AM and also from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
9. Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur
This is one of the most famous temples in Kerala , this temple has Lord Krishna as the main Deity. One would be mesmerized on visiting here since the idol of Sri Krishna that is present in the temple had been carved out of the Patalanjana stone which is famous for the medicinal and therapeutic values. Also, this temple is very famous for marriages and rice feeding ceremonies that happen here that brings a lot of devotees to this temple making it one grand celebration.
What time is the temple open?: This temple is open from 3 AM to 9:30 PM and stays closed for darshan between 1:30 pm to 4:pm.
10. Ananthapura Lake Temple, Ananthapura
Ananthapura Lake Temple, Ananthapura has Lord Ananthapadmanabha as the main deity and happens to be the only lake temple in Kerala which is at the southernmost tip of the state. This temple is in the middle of a stunning lake that is everyday supplied with fresh spring water. As per the legends, Babia, the temple guardian happens to be a vegetarian crocodile that lives in the lake! Also, this temple is called moolasthanam that actually means the original abode of the Lord.
What time is the temple open?: This temple is open from 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM and from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Thus, these are the best temples in Kerala that will enchant you beyond measure and will let you take a holy dip in spirituality through Kerala holiday packages from Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa. So, hop on to this amazing journey that will provide you with some of the most beautiful memories of a lifetime.