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Temples in Kerala – Find out the Top 5 temples for a peaceful visit

The Land of Gods – Have you ever heard about it? Of course, most of you would have heard about the beautiful Kerala which is known as the Land of Gods. Kerala is a state in India and is blessed with nature, mouthwatering dishes, houseboats, culture and a lot more. Interestingly, you will also find some amazing temples in Kerala. Temples in Kerala is a beacon of hope for devotees who come to visit them from all across the world. You may be an atheist or theist, but you should definitely visit the temples in Kerala just for its beautiful architecture and interesting tales. Excited? Interested to know the top five? Well, keep reading…Let’s discover the top 5 must-visit temples in Kerala.

Trivandrum in Kerala
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Temples in Kerala – Let’s find out the top 5 must-visit temples

I know, it’s hard to pick only 5 temples when the whole state is full of temples. Do not worry, we here at Pickyourtrail have curated a list of the top 5 must-visit temples in Kerala. Have a read and find your favourite.

1. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Most of you would have heard about this temple and its mystery stories, right? This temple is one of the most famous temples in Kerala. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu. Built-in the Dravidian style architecture, this temple dates back to the 8th century. In addition, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the oldest Vishnu temples and is amongst the 108 Vishnu temples. The presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu who is seen reclining on Anantha. Also, the beautiful architecture of the temple will make you fall in awe.

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2. Sabarimala Sastha Temple, Pathanamthitta

Sabarimala Sastha Temple
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There is no wonder that this temple had made it to the top 5 list. It is one of the most famous temples in Kerala and you will find devotees every time at the temple. Sabarimala Sastha Temple is definitely one of the must-visit temples in Kerala. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappan, son of Lord Shiva and Mohini. Lord Ayyappan is also one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Interestingly, this temple is located at the top of the hill and surrounded by dense forest. Also, devotees should wear black or blue coloured dresses.

3. Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur

Thrissur Pooram festival in Vadakkunnathan Temple
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Well, you must be expecting this temple to be on the list, right? Vadakkunnathan Temple is declared as the National Monument under the AMASR Act. It is also believed that this temple is built by Parasurama – the 16th incarnation of Vishnu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rama. You will also find a splendid structure and beautifully decorated pillars. Interestingly, the famous Thrissur Pooram is celebrated here. The festival is a true wonder. You will find elephants decorated, colourful umbrellas, the sound of the traditional drums and the chants which makes it divine. Also, never miss attending the Thrissur festival if you are visiting Thrissur during the months of April and May. Also, get ready to face a massive crowd in the festival. Trust me, the crowd is really massive. But, not to worry, you will love it.

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4. Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur

Guruvayur Temple is one of the famous temples in Kerala
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The list will be always incomplete without the famous Guruvayur temple. This temple is one of the most visited temples in Kerala. In addition, you will find the idol of Sri Krishna carved out of Patalanjana stone which is known for its medical and therapeutic values. Also, Guruvayur temple is famous for its rice feeding ceremonies. Missed something? Well, you will also find a lot of marriages taking place at this temple.

5. Tali Temple, Kozhikode

Tali Temple is one of the famous temples in Kerala
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The final one to enter the top 5 temples in Kerala list is the Tali temple. This temple is constructed in the 14th century and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In addition, you will find a perfect blend of laterite, wood, brass work and brass carvings. This temple is simple and beautiful in its own way. Also, this temple is one of the oldest temples in Kerala.

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Isn’t that an interesting list of top 5 temples in Kerala? It is, right? You will find the temples interesting and each temple has its own story. It is truly a blessing to visit these temples in Kerala. So, never miss visiting these temples on your visit to Kerala. And, what are you waiting for? Start planning. All you need to do is to reach Pickyourtrail website and you will find some interesting travel packages. You can also customize your itinerary with the guidance of our Travel Consultants. Start your journey towards unforgettable memories by exploring our International tour packages today.

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