Guruvayoor is internationally known for its fabled Sree Krishna Temple, the fourth largest Hindu pilgrim centre in the country. Legend tell that when Lord Krishna left this world, his kingdom - Dwaraka was submerged in the ocean. Guru, Preceptor of the Gods, and Vayu, Lord of the Winds, came upon an icon of Krishna floating in the water. They saved it, brought it to Kerala, and installed it at the place where the temple now stands today.
The deity is, therefore, locally known as Guruvayoorappan. The temple has an outer enclosure (Chuttambalam in which is a Dhwajasthambam, a 35.5 meter high gold-\"plated flag-post. There is also a 7-metre high Deepa-sthambam (pillar of lamps) with 13 circular receptacles. When the lamps are lit, the sight turns truly spectacular. The temple never fails to attract huge gatherings.
Handsome Nights - CODE : BZ101 ( 3 Nights 4 Days)
Day 01: Arrival at cochin Railway station / Airport, Proceed to Munnar Overnight stay in
Day 02: Munnar local sightseeing /visit Rajamalai, Mattupetty dam, echo point,
Day 03: Check out from the hotel and proceed to Thekkady, local sight seeing
overnight stay at Thekkady Hotel
Day 04: Check out from the hotel and Proceed to Cochin. Drop at Airport/Railway
Hotel category – 3* in two sharing basis
Meals Plan – Bed and Break fast ( CPAI )
TATA INDICA A/C CAR at your disposal ( Max. 650 k.m for 4 days)
Toll and Parking
All applicable Taxes
All other charges not mentioned above
All other expenses of personal nature, shopping, air/train tickets. Meals not mentioned as per plan.
Entry fees/ tickets to monuments
Extra K.M Charges for more than 650 K.M @11/p.km
Special Rate for This Package with Economy –Rs 15900/-
Hotel Ambadi is on the edge of Periyar wildlife sanctuary giving you the best chance to explore Thekkady. Have the perfect holiday of your life by staying in the comforts of Kerala\'s first themed heritage resort. Enjoy the salubrious weather of the Western Ghats, listen to bird calls and spot wildlife at close quarters. You will cherish these tranquil moments of communion with Nature for ever.
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Choose from our 46 rooms across three different categories offering varying levels of comfort, all tastefully furnished in traditional style. Our hospitality is affordable and is bound to warm your hearts. Enjoy the various cuisines on offer in our restaurant Aditi. Our delectable food is bound to be any gourmet\'s delight. Moreover our friendly staff will make sure that you have a pleasant stay with us and will even help you organise your trips and tours, if you choose.
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Thekkady is a Nature-lover\'s dream come true, situated in the southern segment of the Western Ghats in the Cardamom Hills at an altitude of 2,900 to 6,000ft. The sanctuary covers an area of 777sq.km. and the valley is a major watershed for two of Kerala’s largest rivers, Periyar and Pamba and is close to two centres of pilgrimage—the hill shrine of Sabarimala and Mangala Devi Temple.
Thrissur Pooram (Malayalam: ???????? ????) is one of the most popular temple festivals of the South Indian state Kerala. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur town every year on the \'Pooram\' (Malayalam: ????, pronounced [pu??am]) day of the Malayalam Calendar month of \'Medam.\' Pooram day is the day when the moon rises with the Pooram star.
Thrissur Pooram was the brain child of Raja Rama Varma or famously known as Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of Cochin (1790–1805). Before the start of Thrissur Pooram, the largest temple festival in Kerala was the one-day festival held at Aarattupuzha knows as Arattupuzha Pooram. Temples in and around City of Thrissur were regular participants. One day because of incessant rains they were late for the Arattupuzha Pooram and were denied access to the Pooram procession. Felt embarrassed by the denial, the temples went to the Sakthan Thampuran and told their story.
So in 1798, he unified the 10 temples situated around Vadakkunnathan Temple and organised the celebration of Thrissur Pooram as a mass festival. He invited temples with their deities to City of Thrissur to pay obeisance to Lord Vadakkunnathan , the presiding deity of the Vadakkunnathan Temple. Sakthan Thampuran ordained these temples into two groups, Western group and Eastern group. The Western group as Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple consisting of Kanimangalam, Laloor, Ayyanthole and Nethilakkavu as the main one.
The Eastern group called as Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple, consisting in addition to Paramekkavu temple, Karamukku, Chembukavu, Choorakottukavu and Panamukkamppilly. The Pooram was to be centered around the Vadakkunnathan Temple, with all these temples sending their Poorams (the whole procession), to pay obeisance to the Shiva, the presiding deity. The Thampuran is believed to have chalked out the program and the main events of the Thrissur Pooram festival.