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Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur

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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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  • One of the famous Hindu temples of Kerala...this temple belongs to Lord Krishna... The road which leads to the temple premises is lined with shops mainly selling dhotis... First and foremost thing to ...  more »
  • It was a best divine exp of life !! i went to dharshan at two time morning and eveing !! both the experinces were devine and unique !! felt at peace of mind !! and was like heaven !! the facility and ...  more »
  • Me and my family came to guruvayoor for my daughter and her friends 's bharatanatyam performance. For about 4 days we have to stay here. So defenitely we should get a feel at home . The whole crew at ...  more »
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  • 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....
  • 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
  • A great temple but will get dizzy after that long quee of devotees. A heritage temple. Absolutely a must visit temple in Kerala
  • Very heavenly. Words can't describe this place. The crowd of people waiting to see the Lord is awesome.
  • 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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Where to stay in Guruvayur

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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