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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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  • I have no words to describe Guruvayoor Shree Krishna Temple. It is really a Bhuloka Vaikunta. I was there to participate for the Chembai Sangeetholsavam. With Krishna's grace all went well and I had a...  more »
  • Guruvayur temple famous in India , we visit and pray here early morning, good atmosphere, guruvayoorappa katholane  more »
  • We managed to go for the 3am Darshan which was considered the most auspicious and it was truly amazing. The Temple architecture was wonderful. Will definitely make another trip in the coming years.  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....
  • Loved the Temple. They Need to manage crowd. Didn't understand waiting time for dharshan. Waited 4hrs on an average weekday. Happy after seeing God :)
  • One of the best temples in the world!!!! Peaceful. Traditional Kerala style temple. Always crowded. Needs better crowd management.
  • Wonderful temple with long old history .... And Darshan here so scared can not be explained my words ....such a wonderful experience Administrative part yet to improvement required for the Q systems and also to trash VIP Culture .Like other "Profitable" Temples , government only interested to take away the devotee contribution , no much doing on infrastructures
  • These people are genuinely sick and disturbed. They literally torture their elephants (a supposedly revered and religious icon). 1/2 of Kerala's elephants have been tortured blind. These pple aren't God, they're sadists and deserve to suffer a prolonged and torturous death before burning in hell for eternity.