Adoor"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Pandalam Palace - Pandalam Palace is located at Pandalam, which is at a distance of around 10 km from Adoor. At present, the palace is home to the royal family of Pandalam, who are the descendants of the Pandya Kings of Madurai. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of the region, was born as the son of the Raja of Pandalam.  During his childhood, Lord Ayyappa protected the kingdom from the attacks of enemies. The enemies later disappeared in the jungle and the natives started worshipping him as God. A temple near the palace is situated on the banks of river Achenkovil and is dedicated to this deity. The temple at Pandalam is the exact replica of the one at Sabarimala. The festival of Makaravilakku is celebrated in the region and the sacred ornaments for Lord Ayyappa are carried in a procession to Sabarimala. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa himself gave specific instructions for the layout of the temple. As per his details, the Malikapurathamma is placed on left side of the idol and the images of Vavar and Kadutha are carved on the foot of the 18 holy steps.

     

    Pandalam Mahadeva Temple - The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the water of the River Achenkovil touches the feet of the temple, representing the Ganga, which flows from Shiva’s Jata. Idols of Lord Ganesha, Maya-Ekshi Amma, Lord Ayyappa, Nagaraja, Lord Subramanian, Brahma Rakshas and Rakshas are the other idols in the temple. Pandalam Mahadeva Temple is situated on the bank of the river Achenkovil and is counted amongst the 108 Shiva temples built by Sanayasin Khara, a famous Muni. Situated in the Pandalam town in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, the temple is known for its natural procession route around the sanctum.

     

    Pattupurackal Devi Temple - Pattupurackal Devi Temple, one of the popular Hindu sites, is situated in vicinity of the Pandalam Valiya Koickal Temple. It is believed that the Goddess of the temple was bestowed with 64 kalas and was popular as Santhaswarupini. The Kanikka Mandapam of the temple is 250 m high and is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The history of the temple is closely connected with the Pandya Rajas and the Manikantan Thara.

     

    Anandapally - Anandapally is a small village and is situated at a distance of around 10 km from Adoor. An annual festival named Anandappally Maramady is one of the prominent festivals celebrated after the harvesting period. It is a bull race event that starts at noon and continues up to dusk, in the barren waterlogged paddy fields. The oxen and the participants are specially trained for this event.

     

    Sree Dharma Sastha Temple - Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, prominent among all the Sastha temples, is located in Sabarimala of the Pathanamthitta District. References from the great epic Ramayana state that Lord Parasurama sanctified the deity of the temple at the foot of Sabari hills. The temple is a symbol of secularism and communal harmony and is visited by devotees of various religions. On the first day of the 4th month of the Malayalam calendar, various pujas are done and ved mantras recited in honour of the deity, continuously for 41 days. During this Mandalam period, tourists and devotees greet each other by Swami Saranam which is reciprocated as Ayyappa Saranam. The idol enshrined in the temple represents the Lord Ayyappa in a sitting posture of meditation. Often called as Nirvikalpa Samadhi by the natives, the shrine also houses images of Lord Vishnu as Mohini and of Shiva as Shaastha. Tourists can easily reach this holy site after trekking up the Sabari hills. 

     

    St. George Orthodox Church - St. George Orthodox Church is located in the Chandanapally village at a distance of around 13 km from the destination. Considered to be one of the biggest churches in South India, the church was constructed in 1810 and is named after St. George, the patron saint of England. The church has gone through many renovations; however the present structure was constructed in 2000 by using Indo-Saracenic sculptures. The architecture of the church is inspired by the Christian, the Muslim and the Hindu sculptures.  The church has Gothic style towers and a roof in the Persian style. The current structure of the church is an exact replica of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The Kalkurish representing the carvings of saints and angels is the main attraction of the building. This site is visited by travellers as well as devotees during the month of May, when the region celebrates a holy festival named Chembuduppu.

     

    Parthasarathy Temple - Parthasarathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of the destinations, is situated on the western side of MC Road. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parthasarathy, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, and is one of the oldest Krishna temples in Kerala. Lord Parthasarathy is known as the charioteer of Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war. The ancient shrine is frequently visited during the annual celebrations of Adoor Gajamela, a traditional elephant festival. The premises of the temple serve as a venue for the Gajamela, which commences on the concluding day of a 10 day annual festival. Celebrated during the first week of February, the main highlight of this festival is the nine costumed elephants. These nine elephants with parasols, take part in a procession that is carried towards the Chennapatti Temple. The temple also celebrates the Ashtami Rohini festival, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna with great joy and enthusiasm. During these festivals visitors can witness various folk art forms and dances including Parichamuttukali, Mayura Nritham, Ammankudam and Velakali in the temple premises. Other deities worshipped in the temple are Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva.

     

    Sreenarayanapuram Mahavishnu Temple - Sreenarayanapuram Mahavishnu Temple is situated at a distance of around 5 km from this destination.  Located in a village named Manankala, the ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the prime deity of the region. The temple is renowned for celebrating the Dasavatarachartu festival, an annual festival that lasts for ten days. Every day a different avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshipped, during the festival.

     

    Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple - Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple is located at a distance of around 8 km from Adoor. The temple was constructed by a saintly man from the Palappallil family of Kurampala, who once reached Kodungallur and stayed there for a long period. It is believed that delighted by the bhakti of the devotee, the Goddess rewarded him with a part of her spiritual strength. When he returned and informed the villagers about the incident, the Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple was constructed and the idol was installed. The idol enshrined at the sanctum has an eight handed Bhadrakali Kolam which is made of hardwood obtained from the jack tree. Besides this, idols of Ganesha, Adavi, Yakshi, Madan, Marutha, Moorthy, Anamarutha and Ghantakarnan with other sub deities are also enshrined in the temple.

     

    St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral - St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral is located at a distance of around 15 km from this destination. Popularly known as Thumpamon Valiyapally, is an ancient church, situated in the Thumpamon village of Pathanamthitta District of Kerala. Being the headquarters of Thumpamon Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, the church served as an ancestral place of worship of the Nazarene Christians. These Christians had settled down in Thumpamon around 1,600 years ago. Constructed in 717 AD, the church was entitled with the name of 'The little Jerusalem Church' by Parumala Kochu Thirumeni on his return from a journey to Jerusalem.

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    Lal Residency, Adoor

    Central Adoor

    The Lal Residency Adoor is located in a place which is very much convenient to reach from both airport and railway station. Adoor(Kerala), Lal Residency is one of the 2 Star in the city. the best part of it being the mos

    2,400.00 Avg/night

    Fatima Tourist Home, Adoor

    Central Adoor

    Fatima Tourist Home, Adoor offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Park Residency, Adoor

    Park Residency Paracode

    The Park Residency hotel holds a central location as it can be easily approached from travel networks as well as renowned tourist destination. Some of the nearby places to visit are Sree Vallabha Temple (39 km), Elephant

    4,050.00 Avg/night

    Wyte Portico, Adoor

    High School Jn

    The Hotel Wyte Portico is positioned in the heart of Adoor amidst lush green surroundings. The major places of attraction near the resort are Mannady at an approachable distance of 11 kms, Mor Lgnatius Dayara at an amica

    2,400.00 Avg/night

    Apsara Tourist Home, Adoor

    Central Junction

    Apsara Tourist Home, Adoor offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Adoor Tourist Home, Adoor

    Near KSRTC Bus Stand

    Adoor Tourist Home, Adoor offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property i

    2,800.00 Avg/night

    Yamuna Tourist Home, Adoor

    Near Private Bus Stand

    Yamuna Tourist Home, Adoor offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Central Park Hotel, Adoor

    Opp: Reliance Petrol Pump

    Central Park Hotel, Adoor offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property i

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    New Indraprastha Hotel, Adoor

    Near KSRTC Bus Stand

    The Hotel New Indraprastha is located at a distance of 0.5 km from the Adoor Private Bus Transit and the Smitha Theatre. Local tourist attractions include Sree Parthasarathy Temple (1 km), Puthiyakavuchira Lake (2 km) an

    3,240.00 Avg/night

    Sree Valsam Residency, Adoor

    M.C Road

    Sree Valsam Residency, Adoor Welcome to a new world of hospitality and grandeur. Its where first class service is a norm rather than an exception. A discreet, alert and well trained staff takes care of you during your st

    2,670.00 Avg/night

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    Pandalam Palace - Pandalam Palace is located at Pandalam, which is at a distance of around 10 km from Adoor. At present, the palace is home to the royal family of Pandalam, who are the descendants of the Pandya Kings of Madurai. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of the region, was born as the son of the Raja of Pandalam.  During his childhood, Lord Ayyappa protected the kingdom from the attacks of enemies. The enemies later disappeared in the jungle and the natives started worshipping him as God. A temple near the palace is situated on the banks of river Achenkovil and is dedicated to this deity. The temple at Pandalam is the exact replica of the one at Sabarimala. The festival of Makaravilakku is celebrated in the region and the sacred ornaments for Lord Ayyappa are carried in a procession to Sabarimala. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa himself gave specific instructions for the layout of the temple. As per his details, the Malikapurathamma is placed on left side of the idol and the images of Vavar and Kadutha are carved on the foot of the 18 holy steps.

     

    Pandalam Mahadeva Temple - The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the water of the River Achenkovil touches the feet of the temple, representing the Ganga, which flows from Shiva’s Jata. Idols of Lord Ganesha, Maya-Ekshi Amma, Lord Ayyappa, Nagaraja, Lord Subramanian, Brahma Rakshas and Rakshas are the other idols in the temple. Pandalam Mahadeva Temple is situated on the bank of the river Achenkovil and is counted amongst the 108 Shiva temples built by Sanayasin Khara, a famous Muni. Situated in the Pandalam town in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, the temple is known for its natural procession route around the sanctum.

     

    Pattupurackal Devi Temple - Pattupurackal Devi Temple, one of the popular Hindu sites, is situated in vicinity of the Pandalam Valiya Koickal Temple. It is believed that the Goddess of the temple was bestowed with 64 kalas and was popular as Santhaswarupini. The Kanikka Mandapam of the temple is 250 m high and is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The history of the temple is closely connected with the Pandya Rajas and the Manikantan Thara.

     

    Anandapally - Anandapally is a small village and is situated at a distance of around 10 km from Adoor. An annual festival named Anandappally Maramady is one of the prominent festivals celebrated after the harvesting period. It is a bull race event that starts at noon and continues up to dusk, in the barren waterlogged paddy fields. The oxen and the participants are specially trained for this event.

     

    Sree Dharma Sastha Temple - Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, prominent among all the Sastha temples, is located in Sabarimala of the Pathanamthitta District. References from the great epic Ramayana state that Lord Parasurama sanctified the deity of the temple at the foot of Sabari hills. The temple is a symbol of secularism and communal harmony and is visited by devotees of various religions. On the first day of the 4th month of the Malayalam calendar, various pujas are done and ved mantras recited in honour of the deity, continuously for 41 days. During this Mandalam period, tourists and devotees greet each other by Swami Saranam which is reciprocated as Ayyappa Saranam. The idol enshrined in the temple represents the Lord Ayyappa in a sitting posture of meditation. Often called as Nirvikalpa Samadhi by the natives, the shrine also houses images of Lord Vishnu as Mohini and of Shiva as Shaastha. Tourists can easily reach this holy site after trekking up the Sabari hills. 

     

    St. George Orthodox Church - St. George Orthodox Church is located in the Chandanapally village at a distance of around 13 km from the destination. Considered to be one of the biggest churches in South India, the church was constructed in 1810 and is named after St. George, the patron saint of England. The church has gone through many renovations; however the present structure was constructed in 2000 by using Indo-Saracenic sculptures. The architecture of the church is inspired by the Christian, the Muslim and the Hindu sculptures.  The church has Gothic style towers and a roof in the Persian style. The current structure of the church is an exact replica of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The Kalkurish representing the carvings of saints and angels is the main attraction of the building. This site is visited by travellers as well as devotees during the month of May, when the region celebrates a holy festival named Chembuduppu.

     

    Parthasarathy Temple - Parthasarathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of the destinations, is situated on the western side of MC Road. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parthasarathy, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, and is one of the oldest Krishna temples in Kerala. Lord Parthasarathy is known as the charioteer of Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war. The ancient shrine is frequently visited during the annual celebrations of Adoor Gajamela, a traditional elephant festival. The premises of the temple serve as a venue for the Gajamela, which commences on the concluding day of a 10 day annual festival. Celebrated during the first week of February, the main highlight of this festival is the nine costumed elephants. These nine elephants with parasols, take part in a procession that is carried towards the Chennapatti Temple. The temple also celebrates the Ashtami Rohini festival, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna with great joy and enthusiasm. During these festivals visitors can witness various folk art forms and dances including Parichamuttukali, Mayura Nritham, Ammankudam and Velakali in the temple premises. Other deities worshipped in the temple are Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva.

     

    Sreenarayanapuram Mahavishnu Temple - Sreenarayanapuram Mahavishnu Temple is situated at a distance of around 5 km from this destination.  Located in a village named Manankala, the ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the prime deity of the region. The temple is renowned for celebrating the Dasavatarachartu festival, an annual festival that lasts for ten days. Every day a different avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshipped, during the festival.

     

    Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple - Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple is located at a distance of around 8 km from Adoor. The temple was constructed by a saintly man from the Palappallil family of Kurampala, who once reached Kodungallur and stayed there for a long period. It is believed that delighted by the bhakti of the devotee, the Goddess rewarded him with a part of her spiritual strength. When he returned and informed the villagers about the incident, the Puthenkavil Bhagavathy Temple was constructed and the idol was installed. The idol enshrined at the sanctum has an eight handed Bhadrakali Kolam which is made of hardwood obtained from the jack tree. Besides this, idols of Ganesha, Adavi, Yakshi, Madan, Marutha, Moorthy, Anamarutha and Ghantakarnan with other sub deities are also enshrined in the temple.

     

    St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral - St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral is located at a distance of around 15 km from this destination. Popularly known as Thumpamon Valiyapally, is an ancient church, situated in the Thumpamon village of Pathanamthitta District of Kerala. Being the headquarters of Thumpamon Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, the church served as an ancestral place of worship of the Nazarene Christians. These Christians had settled down in Thumpamon around 1,600 years ago. Constructed in 717 AD, the church was entitled with the name of 'The little Jerusalem Church' by Parumala Kochu Thirumeni on his return from a journey to Jerusalem.

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