Guruvayoor is a thriving township in Trichur district of Kerala state in the South of India, its scenic beauty and serenity are breath taking. One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, the main attraction in Guruvayoor is the Sree Krishna Temple Guruvayoorappan is the chief deity here - The God which hears the prayers of its pilgrims. Guruvayoorappan is adorned with the holy tulasi (Basil) garland, and pearl necklace the Lord here appears in all radiance to bless the devotees.
The temple is situated near the Guruvayurappam Temple. The temple is considered an integral part of the Guruvayur pilgrim tour. The temple enshrines the idol of Lord Shiva. Besides, the temple also houses smaller shrines of Ayyappa, Vishnu, Subramanyam and Ganapathy. It is also believed that Goddess Parvathy is present inside the sanctorum. Mural paintings with the images of Mohini adorn the walls of the temple
Punnathoor Kotta Kovilakom, an old palace compound, which now houses more than 60 temple Elephants. This is an excellent visit to observe these amazing animals upclose. The mahouts are as interesting as the pachyderms, actually