A small town in the district of Thrissur, Guruvayur is the most famous for the Guruvayur Temple - India's third-largest temple housing Lord Krishna. The temple is believed to be one of the 108 most divine Vishnu temples in the world. Guruvayoor has emerged as one of the most important places of worship in Southern India along with the likes of Tirupati and Sabarimala.
3 km away from the temple premises is the Guruvayur Devaswom elephant sanctuary -one of the largest elephant sanitarium in the world, also known as Punnathurkotta. Chavakkad Beach, a good place to spend your evenings is located just five km from Guruvayur. Alternatively, in the evenings, you can watch fishermen bring in their catch lay it on display on the beach itself. The annual Guruvayur Festival held during February-March kickstarts with an Elephant race and is a must-watch.
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Guruvayur is a known for being one of the most famous pilgrimage sites amongst Hindus. It ranks fourth in India in terms of the number of people who visit the temple every year.
Long queues throughout the year. Not much to see other than the temple.
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