Kerala Temple Tour - 6 nights / 7 days
A. COCHIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT > b. GURUVAYOOR
(OVERNIGHT STAY-02 NighTS) > C. THRIPRAYAR > D. KODUNGALLUR
e. COCHIN (OVERNIGHT STAY-02 NighTS) f. CHOTTANIKKARA
g. MANNARASALA > h. TRIVANDRUM (OVERNIGHT STAY-02 NighTS)
i. KANYAKUMARI > DROP TRIVANDRUM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Tour Itinerary - Day 1: Arrive Cochin - Guruvayoor
Upon arrival at Cochin airport, meet assistance by our office representative, followed by transfer to Guruvayoor hotel (85 Kms, 2 hours drive )
Day 2: At Guruvayoor
Guruvayur , The presiding deity in the Garbhagraha (central shrine) is Mahavishnu, worshipped according to the pooja routines laid down by Adi Sankaracharya and later written in to the Tantrasamuchaya by Chennas Narayanan Namboodiri (born in 1427). The Chennas Namboodiris are the hereditary Tantri of Guruvayur temple. The people at large, however, invoke the Lord as UNNIKRISHNA or BALAKRISHNA.
The temple is open at 3 am and closees after the day's poojas and rituals around 10 pm. Normally there are five poojas and three circumambulatory processions called Sreeveli, propitiating the celestial deities and carrying the Loard's Thidambu on elephant's back. During the days of Udayasthamana Poojas there will be a total of twenty one poojas.
Afternoon Visit Guruvayoor Elephant Camp ( Punnathurkotta ) was once the palace of a local ruler, but the palace grounds are now used to house the elephants belonging to the Guruvayoor temple, and has been renamed Anakkotta (meaning "Elephant Fort"). There were 86 elephants housed there, but currently there are about 66 elephants. The elephants are ritual offerings made by the devotees of Lord Guruvayurappa.
Evening visit Mammiyoor temple or famously known as Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, is a Shiva temple situated in Guruvayoor, Thrissur district of Kerala, India. Every devotee who goes to Guruvayur Temple is supposed to go to Mammiyoor also, as the ritual goes.
Day 03: Guruvayoor –Thriprayar-Kodungallur- Cochin
Day 4: Cochin – Chottanikkara - Cochin
Day 5: Cochin – Mannarasala – Trivandrum
Day 6: Kanyakumari Excursion
Day 7: Departure
After morning breakfast, check out from hotel, according to your flight timing and the tour ends with a departure transfer to Trivandrum airport.
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