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A thriving township in Trichur district of Kerala state, Guruvayur houses the famous Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, which is believed to have been constructed by Lord Parasurama himself, on request of Gods. The city was a subordinate shrine of Trikkunavay Shiva Temple before the latter was destroyed by the Dutch in 1755. “Ekadasi” is the memorial honor for Gajaran Kesawan, celebrated with extreme faith and belief.
Guruvayur - Places to Visit
The city’s calm and serene aura will surely soothe your mind, body and soul, refreshing you and giving you a break from the routine city life. As you visit this temple city, don’t miss out on visiting some of the exquisite places of tourist interest. These include the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple-one of the most sacred places of worship for Hindus, Mammiyoor Temple which is a famous Shiva Temple, Elephant Park or Anakotta, Palayoor Church, Chettuva Backwater which is a brilliant mix of canals, coconuts and islets and Blangad Beach which offer mesmerizing views of the sunset.
accommodation in Guruvayur
While in Guruvayur, don’t worry about your expense getting too high. The availability of the budget hotels here makes it convenient for travellers to explore the pleasant surroundings while grasping the natural beauty that will leave them breathless! OYO Rooms, India’s Largest Branded Network of Hotels offers a wide range of budget hotels in Guruvayur under different categories like Standard and Premium along with Homestay options too. Situated near Guruvayur Bus Stand, OYO offers a variety of hotels, convenient for travellers looking for a budget stay in Guruvayur. Not just that, OYO also facilitates the varied range of budget hotels near Mammiyoor Temple ideal for those visiting the city for a small trip. Stay at the budget hotels near Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple and immerse in the religious fervour. Guests can wake-up to the mesmerizing views of the backwaters by staying at OYO budget hotels near Chettuva Backwaters. The Anakotta has great views and is the best place for photography with its picture perfect landscape along with majestic elephants. The budget hotels near Guruvayur Railway Station are the best place for pilgrims to stay as they offer great deals at a budget price. The OYO Homes offers a homely environment with a touch of the rich Kerala style hospitality and décor, situated in East Nada giving an excellent round the clock services to its visitors. Also, there are OYO hotels which aim at providing the guests with serene and astonishing views of the sky high coconut trees without exceeding the budget. For International travellers, OYO offers a luxurious stay with modern amenities at the premium hotels. Tourists visiting the city for a break can stay conveniently at hotels around Outer Ring Road which provide a peaceful and calm atmosphere within the desired budget. With the availability of multiple budget hotels in Guruvayur, travel and tourism industry have flourished and hence made it easier for travellers to extend their stay without worrying about their budget.
Events in Guruvayur
Chembai Music Festival: September
As a part of the Ekadasi fete in Guruvayoor, an eleven-day Chembai Music Festival is organized. An incredible array of over two thousand renowned Carnatic musicians of South India participate in the festival enthralling the audience. The devotees deem it auspicious to conduct the ‘arangettam’ (the debut) on this day in front of the Lord. The festival culminates on Guruvayur Ekadasi day, when all the musicians sing the five favorite songs of Chembai and the Pancharatna Kritis of Thyagaraja. The festival is popular among tourists and OYO offers them incredible deals on a comfortable and lavish stay.