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    Malayattoor Church - Malayattoor Church, one of the holy shrines of Christian faith, is located on Malayattoor Hill, which is surmounted at an average elevation of around 609 m. The name of the church is kept on the name of the village, in which it is constructed. Malayattoor is a combination of three words that mean Mala or Mountain, Arr or River and Oore or Place. The combination states that the site is a meeting place of mountain, river and land. Situated on the banks of river Periyar, the church is dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed to have prayed at this holy site. It is believed that site is purified by the footsteps of St. Thomas, the Apostle, who brought Christianity in the region. Malayatoor Perunal is the popular festival celebrated in the church during the months of March and April.

     

    Perumbavoor - Perumbavoor, one of the holy cities of the region, is a municipality in the Ernakulam District. Being the main satellite centres of Cochin, the city is one of the fastest developing industrial cities of the region. Situated at an average elevation of around 33 m, the city houses various religious centres belonging to Hindu, Muslim and Christianity faiths. Bathel Sulokko Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St. Paul’s Marthoma Church, Pentecostal Church, Kuruppampady Church, Catholic and orthodox churches are some of the popular churches located in the city. Possessing the belt of ancient temples, Perumbavoor Sri Dharmasastha Temple, Chelamattom Temple, Alppara kavu and Dhanwantari Temple are some of the shines dedicated to Hindu faith. Tourists visiting the destination can visit Juma Masjid, Madeena Masjid, Makka Masjid, Thaqwa Masjid and Mudikkal Juma Masjid, which represent the replica of Islamic philosophy. 

     

    Chendamangalam - Chendamangalam is a town located at a distance of around 24 km from the destination. Situated in the Paravur taluk of the Ernakulam District, this town has seven inlets, three rivers, hillocks and large areas of green plain. The prime attraction of the town is the Paliam Palace, which is believed to be the residence of Paliath Achans, the hereditary Prime Ministers of the Maharajas of Kochi. Possessing beautiful architectural styles and a wide collection of historic documents, the palace is believed to be constructed 450 years ago. The site is thronged by travellers as well as pilgrims, as the hillocks at Kottayil Kovilakom houses a Hindu temple, a church and a mosque. Historians have also found remains of Jewish synagogue at the hillocks during archaeological excavations. An arc on the western wall, a central bimah of a metal, a balcony and a women gallery represent the traditional Jewish architecture used while constructing this synagogue. The garden in the vicinity of the synagogue houses remains of the Vypeenakotta Seminary, which was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese rulers. The site also has old Syrian Catholic Church which was constructed in 1201 and served as a site of the first printing press in India.

     

    St. Mary's Church - St. Mary's Church was believed to be constructed in 1800 by Ambatt MOR Kurillos Geevarghese, the first primate of the Angamaly diocese. The church has experienced many renovations and reconstructions but the present structure was constructed during 1930s by St. Athanasius Paulose. Apart from being the holy site for Christians, the site houses the sacred tombs of St. Athanasius Paulose Pynadathu, Mor Athanasius Paulose Kadavil and Mor Gregorios Geevarghese Vayaliparambil. The church is considered to hold utmost importance for the Syrian Christians of Malankara, but it remained closed since last 25 years due to certain disputes and claims. The Mass Hall located in the vicinity of the church houses a Marth Mariam Samajam, Jacobite Syrian Sunday School, Youth Association, Anthiochea Viswasa Samithi and several family forums. A large number of tourists and pilgrims visit the site during dukrono celebrations, one of prominent festivals celebrated on 26th January ever year.

     

    Sringeri Mutt Complex - Sringeri Mutt Complex, one of the popular ashrams of the destination, is dedicated to Adi Sankara, who was the saint, philosopher and visionary. The ashram is situated on the birthplace of the saint and houses many small shrines. Located on the northern bank of river Periyar, the ashram also houses a small temple dedicated to Sankara’s mother. The mutt is renowned for conducting various debates and Vedic courses, which are participated by scholars and religious personalities. The prominent temples located in the ashram are dedicated to Lord Sankaracharya, Goddess Saradamba and Lord Ganesha. The ashram is frequently visited by tourists during Navratri festival, as it hosts cultural programs and many dance shows during this period.

     

    Kuzhipillykavu Jaladurga Temple - Kuzhipillykavu Jaladurga Temple, one of the prominent temples of Hindu faith, is located in the Perumbavoor town of the Ernakulam district. It is believed that while constructing a pond at this site, the tool struck on a rudraksha shila or sacred stone and it started bleeding abundantly. Natives of the region believe that the stone has divine power of the Goddess and therefore, the temple was constructed at this site. The name of the temple is derived from the belief that the idol emerged from water, which provided the name to the Goddess as Jaladurga. Kuzhippilly in Malayalam means a temple, which is situated in a pit dug. The prime deity of this west facing temple is Goddess Rudraksha shila, the incarnation of Goddesses Durga, Saraswati and Bhadrakali. Besides, the other idols enshrined in the temple include Lord Ganesha, Balabhadra, Lord Ayyappa, Nagaraja, Goddess Santhi Durga and Brahmarakshas.

     

    Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram - Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram in Kalady village is located at a distance of around 10 km from the destination. Found in 1936, the ashram is dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna, a visionary of India. The premises of ashram comprises beautiful garden that has various flowers and plants. Housing a simple prayer hall, the ashram has a wide collection of images of Gods and pictures of visionaries belonging to various religions and faiths. The holy site was constructed with an aim to offer preaching of Adi Sankara and Sri Ramakrishna to the future generations. Possessing a huge statue of saint Ramakrishna, the site is located in the vicinity of the Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam.

     

    Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam - Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam is situated in the Kalady village of the Ernakulam District of Kerala. Located on the eastern side of River Periyar, the structure is an eight storeyed memorial, constructed by Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. On climbing up to the top of the building, tourists can witness the eight sided statue of Adi Sankara, also known as Sankara Stupa. Being a symbol of national integration and harmony, the huge monument is frequently visited by travellers and devotees of various castes and creeds. The entrance of the structure has two elephant statues, which lead to the Paduka Mandapam. Paduka Mandapam is renowned for housing the padukas or wooden sandals of the deity.  Apart from idols of Adi Sankaracharya, paintings representing the life story of the lord are also housed in the shrine.

     

    Vamanamoorthy Temple - Vamanamoorthy Temple, one of the religious sites of the destination, represents the architectural styles and workmanship of ancient Kerala. Located at Thrikkakara near Kalady, the temple is devoted to Lord Vamanamoorthy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that for sending Mahabali, the Asura king to Pataal, Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Vamana. For doing the same, Lord Vishnu pushed him under the earth. The beautiful architecture and inscriptions dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries attract devotees and tourists to the site. Tourists visit the temple in large numbers during the celebrations of Onam.

     

    Elephant Rescue and Care Centre - Elephant Rescue and Care Centre is renowned for its mini zoo, which is located at a distance around 20 km from the destination. Situated at Kodanad, the centre lies in the rural riverside village that is located in the Ernakulam district. During 1960s, the site was used as a training centre for the elephants, which were captured from the adjoining forest areas and were trained by skilled Mahouts. In 1970s, the government imposed a ban on the elephant capturing, and since then, the site has been utilised as a rescue training centre. Travellers visiting the site can engage themselves in activities such as elephant bathe, elephant safari, elephant feeding and watching baby elephant at the early stage of life.

     

    Iringole Forest Temple - Iringole Forest Temple, also known as Iringole Kavu, is a temple located in the middle of tropical rain forest, which is situated in the vicinity of village Pattal. The mythological legend states that the temple is situated on the same place where Kamsa tried to kill the girl child, an incarnation of Goddess Maya. It is believed that Kansa imprisoned Devaki and Vasudevan due to the fear that their son, Lord Krishna will kill him in future. As soon as the lord took birth, his parents shifted the child to Dwarka and placed another baby girl, an incarnation of the goddess Maya, in the cradle. When Kamsa lifted the baby above his head, the girl flew away in the sky and turned into lightening. Representing a rare combination of divine and wilderness, the temple is surrounded by huge trees, which are believed to be around 500 years old. Monkeys, squirrel, mynah and medicinal plants are some of the popular flora and fauna found at the site.

     

    Aluva Mahadeva Temple - It is believed that after installing the Shivalingam, Parasurama established a small shrine to safeguard, but it was washed away by the flooding water of Periyar. History states that Vilwamangalam Swamiyar along with his companions constructed the temple again, but it was destroyed by flood in 1343. Aluva Mahadeva Temple is one of the 108 Shivalayas of India and it is believed that the Shivalingam was installed by Lord Parasurama in the open air area. The ancient temple is housed on the sand bank in between the Mangalppuzha and river Periyar at Aluva. Till today, the Shivalingam is not enshrined in a Sreekovil or sanctum of the temple. Vilwamangalam Swamiyar prayed to the Lord that during monsoon Shivalingam gets submerged into the flood therefore, he wanted to construct a shrine on the bank of the river. Lord Shiva granted him the permission and the small shrine on the bank of river was constructed which is renowned as Bala Kshetram. Another legend states that bhuthaganas of Lord Shiva worshipped the Shivalingam every night and they decided to construct a temple at this site. On this, Lord Shiva offered the condition to complete the temple in a single night though they failed. It is also believed that Lord Rama performed penance for Jadayu at this site.

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    Gauradin Houseboat, Alleppey

    Alleppey

    Gauradin Houseboat, Alleppey 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 propert

    4,000.00 Avg/night

    Elite Palazzo Hotel, Angamaly

    Bank Junction

    Elite Palazzo Hotel, Angamaly 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 proper

    3,200.00 Avg/night

    Gee Bee Palace Hotel, Angamaly

    Near Cochin International Airport

    Gee Bee Palace Hotel, Angamaly 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 prope

    3,110.00 Avg/night

    Noor Plaza, Angamaly

    Nedumbasserry

    Noor Plaza, Angamaly 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 is cre

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Mundadan Tourist Home, Angamaly

    Railway Station Junction

    Mundadan Tourist Home, Angamaly 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 prop

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Surabhi Tourist Home, Angamaly

    Manjapra Road

    Surabhi Tourist Home, Angamaly 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 prope

    2,800.00 Avg/night

    Nutmeg Greens, Angamaly

    Near Forest Range Office

    Nutmeg Greens, Angamaly 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 is

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    The Grand Regency, Angamaly

    Muncipal Junction

    The Grand Regency, Angamaly Located just 100 m from the Angamaly Bus Station, Grand Regency is located in Kaladi. It operates a 24-hour front desk to assist guests at all hours.At Grand Regency you will find a bar and a

    2,490.00 Avg/night

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    Malayattoor Church - Malayattoor Church, one of the holy shrines of Christian faith, is located on Malayattoor Hill, which is surmounted at an average elevation of around 609 m. The name of the church is kept on the name of the village, in which it is constructed. Malayattoor is a combination of three words that mean Mala or Mountain, Arr or River and Oore or Place. The combination states that the site is a meeting place of mountain, river and land. Situated on the banks of river Periyar, the church is dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed to have prayed at this holy site. It is believed that site is purified by the footsteps of St. Thomas, the Apostle, who brought Christianity in the region. Malayatoor Perunal is the popular festival celebrated in the church during the months of March and April.

     

    Perumbavoor - Perumbavoor, one of the holy cities of the region, is a municipality in the Ernakulam District. Being the main satellite centres of Cochin, the city is one of the fastest developing industrial cities of the region. Situated at an average elevation of around 33 m, the city houses various religious centres belonging to Hindu, Muslim and Christianity faiths. Bathel Sulokko Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St. Paul’s Marthoma Church, Pentecostal Church, Kuruppampady Church, Catholic and orthodox churches are some of the popular churches located in the city. Possessing the belt of ancient temples, Perumbavoor Sri Dharmasastha Temple, Chelamattom Temple, Alppara kavu and Dhanwantari Temple are some of the shines dedicated to Hindu faith. Tourists visiting the destination can visit Juma Masjid, Madeena Masjid, Makka Masjid, Thaqwa Masjid and Mudikkal Juma Masjid, which represent the replica of Islamic philosophy. 

     

    Chendamangalam - Chendamangalam is a town located at a distance of around 24 km from the destination. Situated in the Paravur taluk of the Ernakulam District, this town has seven inlets, three rivers, hillocks and large areas of green plain. The prime attraction of the town is the Paliam Palace, which is believed to be the residence of Paliath Achans, the hereditary Prime Ministers of the Maharajas of Kochi. Possessing beautiful architectural styles and a wide collection of historic documents, the palace is believed to be constructed 450 years ago. The site is thronged by travellers as well as pilgrims, as the hillocks at Kottayil Kovilakom houses a Hindu temple, a church and a mosque. Historians have also found remains of Jewish synagogue at the hillocks during archaeological excavations. An arc on the western wall, a central bimah of a metal, a balcony and a women gallery represent the traditional Jewish architecture used while constructing this synagogue. The garden in the vicinity of the synagogue houses remains of the Vypeenakotta Seminary, which was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese rulers. The site also has old Syrian Catholic Church which was constructed in 1201 and served as a site of the first printing press in India.

     

    St. Mary's Church - St. Mary's Church was believed to be constructed in 1800 by Ambatt MOR Kurillos Geevarghese, the first primate of the Angamaly diocese. The church has experienced many renovations and reconstructions but the present structure was constructed during 1930s by St. Athanasius Paulose. Apart from being the holy site for Christians, the site houses the sacred tombs of St. Athanasius Paulose Pynadathu, Mor Athanasius Paulose Kadavil and Mor Gregorios Geevarghese Vayaliparambil. The church is considered to hold utmost importance for the Syrian Christians of Malankara, but it remained closed since last 25 years due to certain disputes and claims. The Mass Hall located in the vicinity of the church houses a Marth Mariam Samajam, Jacobite Syrian Sunday School, Youth Association, Anthiochea Viswasa Samithi and several family forums. A large number of tourists and pilgrims visit the site during dukrono celebrations, one of prominent festivals celebrated on 26th January ever year.

     

    Sringeri Mutt Complex - Sringeri Mutt Complex, one of the popular ashrams of the destination, is dedicated to Adi Sankara, who was the saint, philosopher and visionary. The ashram is situated on the birthplace of the saint and houses many small shrines. Located on the northern bank of river Periyar, the ashram also houses a small temple dedicated to Sankara’s mother. The mutt is renowned for conducting various debates and Vedic courses, which are participated by scholars and religious personalities. The prominent temples located in the ashram are dedicated to Lord Sankaracharya, Goddess Saradamba and Lord Ganesha. The ashram is frequently visited by tourists during Navratri festival, as it hosts cultural programs and many dance shows during this period.

     

    Kuzhipillykavu Jaladurga Temple - Kuzhipillykavu Jaladurga Temple, one of the prominent temples of Hindu faith, is located in the Perumbavoor town of the Ernakulam district. It is believed that while constructing a pond at this site, the tool struck on a rudraksha shila or sacred stone and it started bleeding abundantly. Natives of the region believe that the stone has divine power of the Goddess and therefore, the temple was constructed at this site. The name of the temple is derived from the belief that the idol emerged from water, which provided the name to the Goddess as Jaladurga. Kuzhippilly in Malayalam means a temple, which is situated in a pit dug. The prime deity of this west facing temple is Goddess Rudraksha shila, the incarnation of Goddesses Durga, Saraswati and Bhadrakali. Besides, the other idols enshrined in the temple include Lord Ganesha, Balabhadra, Lord Ayyappa, Nagaraja, Goddess Santhi Durga and Brahmarakshas.

     

    Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram - Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram in Kalady village is located at a distance of around 10 km from the destination. Found in 1936, the ashram is dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna, a visionary of India. The premises of ashram comprises beautiful garden that has various flowers and plants. Housing a simple prayer hall, the ashram has a wide collection of images of Gods and pictures of visionaries belonging to various religions and faiths. The holy site was constructed with an aim to offer preaching of Adi Sankara and Sri Ramakrishna to the future generations. Possessing a huge statue of saint Ramakrishna, the site is located in the vicinity of the Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam.

     

    Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam - Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam is situated in the Kalady village of the Ernakulam District of Kerala. Located on the eastern side of River Periyar, the structure is an eight storeyed memorial, constructed by Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. On climbing up to the top of the building, tourists can witness the eight sided statue of Adi Sankara, also known as Sankara Stupa. Being a symbol of national integration and harmony, the huge monument is frequently visited by travellers and devotees of various castes and creeds. The entrance of the structure has two elephant statues, which lead to the Paduka Mandapam. Paduka Mandapam is renowned for housing the padukas or wooden sandals of the deity.  Apart from idols of Adi Sankaracharya, paintings representing the life story of the lord are also housed in the shrine.

     

    Vamanamoorthy Temple - Vamanamoorthy Temple, one of the religious sites of the destination, represents the architectural styles and workmanship of ancient Kerala. Located at Thrikkakara near Kalady, the temple is devoted to Lord Vamanamoorthy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that for sending Mahabali, the Asura king to Pataal, Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Vamana. For doing the same, Lord Vishnu pushed him under the earth. The beautiful architecture and inscriptions dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries attract devotees and tourists to the site. Tourists visit the temple in large numbers during the celebrations of Onam.

     

    Elephant Rescue and Care Centre - Elephant Rescue and Care Centre is renowned for its mini zoo, which is located at a distance around 20 km from the destination. Situated at Kodanad, the centre lies in the rural riverside village that is located in the Ernakulam district. During 1960s, the site was used as a training centre for the elephants, which were captured from the adjoining forest areas and were trained by skilled Mahouts. In 1970s, the government imposed a ban on the elephant capturing, and since then, the site has been utilised as a rescue training centre. Travellers visiting the site can engage themselves in activities such as elephant bathe, elephant safari, elephant feeding and watching baby elephant at the early stage of life.

     

    Iringole Forest Temple - Iringole Forest Temple, also known as Iringole Kavu, is a temple located in the middle of tropical rain forest, which is situated in the vicinity of village Pattal. The mythological legend states that the temple is situated on the same place where Kamsa tried to kill the girl child, an incarnation of Goddess Maya. It is believed that Kansa imprisoned Devaki and Vasudevan due to the fear that their son, Lord Krishna will kill him in future. As soon as the lord took birth, his parents shifted the child to Dwarka and placed another baby girl, an incarnation of the goddess Maya, in the cradle. When Kamsa lifted the baby above his head, the girl flew away in the sky and turned into lightening. Representing a rare combination of divine and wilderness, the temple is surrounded by huge trees, which are believed to be around 500 years old. Monkeys, squirrel, mynah and medicinal plants are some of the popular flora and fauna found at the site.

     

    Aluva Mahadeva Temple - It is believed that after installing the Shivalingam, Parasurama established a small shrine to safeguard, but it was washed away by the flooding water of Periyar. History states that Vilwamangalam Swamiyar along with his companions constructed the temple again, but it was destroyed by flood in 1343. Aluva Mahadeva Temple is one of the 108 Shivalayas of India and it is believed that the Shivalingam was installed by Lord Parasurama in the open air area. The ancient temple is housed on the sand bank in between the Mangalppuzha and river Periyar at Aluva. Till today, the Shivalingam is not enshrined in a Sreekovil or sanctum of the temple. Vilwamangalam Swamiyar prayed to the Lord that during monsoon Shivalingam gets submerged into the flood therefore, he wanted to construct a shrine on the bank of the river. Lord Shiva granted him the permission and the small shrine on the bank of river was constructed which is renowned as Bala Kshetram. Another legend states that bhuthaganas of Lord Shiva worshipped the Shivalingam every night and they decided to construct a temple at this site. On this, Lord Shiva offered the condition to complete the temple in a single night though they failed. It is also believed that Lord Rama performed penance for Jadayu at this site.

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