Guruvayoor temple is dedicated to lord Krishna, situated in the Guruvayoor city in kerala. It is a famous hindu pilgrim spot in kerala, often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikunta.
Compulsory dress codes are there to enter the Guruvayoor temple. Men should wear the traditional wear Mundu, without covering their chest. Women are supposed to enter by wearing sarees.
Mammiyoor Temple is located in Guruvayoor. The temple is dedicated to lord Siva. It is one of the famous siva temples in kerala. The entry is restricted to Hindus.
Thiruvenkitachalapathy Temple is just about 1 km away from the guruvayoor temple. The temple is dedicated to lord Balaji.
Ponmudi is a beautiful hilstation located in trivandrom , the capital city of kerala. it’s an idle place for trekking , thousands of adventure tourists are coming , and enjoying their life in the heart of ponmudi hills. These hills have rich flora and fauna.
ponmudi hill station is about 60 km away from thriruvanthapuram and it is about 1100 m above the sea level.
Ponmudy and thiruvanthapuam connected via ring roads. The journey through this , winding road is really adventurous and interesting. The climate is always cool and pleasant,
Another attraction is tea – gardens. For promoting tourism in ponmudy , kerala tourism department , have constructed number of view points, from there , you can enjoy the real beauty of ponmudy hills.
Area : 2200 sq . km
Headquarters : kottayam
Tourist season : sept – March
Kottayam , the first eco city in kerala located about 154 km north west of the capital city trivandrom and the 64 km south west of the queen of Arabian sea, kochi. The special attractions of kottayam includes, gigantic mountains, western ghats, Paddy fields, coconut trees, rubber ,tea and pepper plantations etc.
Religious face of kottayam includes, 50 temples, 100 churches, and numerous mosques . The main pilgrim spots are Sabarimala, Vaikom temple, Ettumanoor temple, Bharananganam church , Aruvithura chruch , Mannanam church etc.
The nearest railway station is at kottayam and the nearest airport is at kochi.
The tourism activities of kerala has been coordinating by , Kerala Tourism Development Corporation . The Head quarters of KTDC located at Thiruvanthapuram . it operates resorts, restaurants, hotels and rest houses , all over kerala, for the convenient stay of tourists. The official slogan of KTDC is ” official host to God’s own Country”.
Central government has been planning to develop a tourism park at vagamon, as a part of 12 th plan . After the successful completion of this project, we are expecting a huge hike in number of tourists. Because of the geographical and climatic reason, year by year , visitors are increasing . The existing facilities are facing difficulties to accommodate this heavy traffic . After this project , vagamon should become a tourist spot with good infrastructure and transporting facilities.