Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur

Visit a sacred site of Hindu pilgrimage at Guruvayur Temple, a temple complex dedicated to Vishnu, here worshipped in the form of Krishna. The temple's origins remain shrouded in mystery: some believe the icon worshipped here to be over 5,000 years old, while other estimates reference the first time that it appeared in a text, back in the 16th century CE. The temple adheres strictly to its routines and dress code, and non-Hindus do not have access to the main building. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Guruvayur holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Guruvayur Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 18, 2017
    wonderful view of Guruvayur appan and the elephants in the evening -very difference and pleasant experience. Getsholidays arranged this trip very comfortably  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Plan to visit in Early hours or Late in the evening. Other times are normally with heavy rush. Approximately 2 to 3 hour it takes for Darshan on normal days.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Visited early morning around 3.30 AM and completed dharshan around 4.30 AM. As always, its was wonderful to get blessing of Guruvayurappan. Dress Code: Men should wear Dhoti. Pants are not allowed. No...  more »
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  • April 15, 2017
    No matter what the time or the day is, it's always overcrowded and rush.... The time you reach the sanctum sanctorum you will be tired and just want to leave the place. My advice to the tourists is to skip this place and try some other peaceful place were you can cherish the moments... But if your are keen to visit this place it would be better to visit early mourning around 3:30am, tough this time also it would be crowded but the atmosphere will be much cooler... Travel and stay is not a problem as there are many hotels and travel options....
  • June 25, 2017
    Serene Atmosphere and very old Temple. Crowd control can be improved in many ways otherwise you need to make sure to spend 6-7 hours to get into inner sanctum in any day. Better to book the trip in advance and stay closeby where you can spend 2-3 days which will be a delightful experience #HareKrishna
  • June 30, 2017
    A great temple but will get dizzy after that long quee of devotees. A heritage temple. Absolutely a must visit temple in Kerala
  • July 4, 2017
    Very heavenly. Words can't describe this place. The crowd of people waiting to see the Lord is awesome.
  • June 19, 2017
    It is one of the oldest n cleanest kept temple in kerala,with a lot of energy flow The huge sums received could be used for starting educational institutions and marriage of helpless girls. A photo of 1902 from my great grandfather is posted here.

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A hugely popular place of Hindu pilgrimage, Guruvayur possesses a large number and variety of accommodations. All located within easy reach of the main temple, they form a ring around the place of worship that goes out as far as the railway station to the east. With larger, newer hotels on the outer limits, and older, more characterful guesthouses closer to the temple, you can find something to satisfy a number of different tastes and styles.
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