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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular things to do in Guruvayur?

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A trip to Guruvayur means a journey through the many rituals of Hinduism. You just cannot afford to miss the religious charm the city of Lord Vishnu emanates. And, if this be so, don’t you think you must make a list of all those crucial places to visit in Guruvayur that you should definitely visit here?

  • Do take to walking for covering the sites of your interest within the town. Being a small town with a considerably less population makes most of its nooks and corners accessible to everybody. This simple yet refreshing activity is sure to make you much more at home with Gurvayur’s cultural essence and its welcoming environs.
  • While visiting Guruvayur Temple is invincible, do not miss the traditional dance performance called Krishnaattam, which is performed daily in the evenings here.
  • While in Guruvayur, visit Venkatachalapathy Temple, which is believed to be having divine blessings of Lord Vishnu himself and promises to bring happiness and prosperity to its devotees.
  • Unravel your adventurous streak by walking to Punnathur Kotta, the famous elephant sanctuary. The wild landscapes and the ancient forts are set to take your curiosities and exploratory spirits a notch higher.
  • Visit Chavakkad Beach, located about 5 km from Guruvayur. The sandy landscapes, the plethora of fishes and the red sun coming down slowly and sinking into the sea are some of the experiences you can have while relaxing here till the late hours in the evening.
  • Do try the authentic South Indian dishes prepared in the local restaurants. Sarvana Bhavan and Surabhi Restaurant are some popular choices.
    Also you can relish here a variety of sweets unique to this place such as Padappadams, Murukkus, etc.
  • If you happen to be here during the festive season, do not forget to be a part of the elaborate and unique celebrations of this town. For instance, Guruvayur Utsavam, which involves a plethora of rituals and events, is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Kumbha (February to March).

Doesn’t all this sound so promising? Wait no further then. Head to Guruvayur soon.

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