Achankovil Sastha Temple, Kollam
Situated deep in the forest, presiding deity of the temple is Lord Ayyappa. It is among the famous pilgrimage sites and some of the others include Aryankavu, Kulathupuzha, Kanthamala and Sabarimala temples. Believers come to the place in large numbers to pray and legend says that it is the place where one can even cure poisonous snake bites.
Alathiyar Hanuman Temple, Malappuram
Hanuman, the chief deity at the temple was placed here by Sage Vashista over 3000 years ago. The ancient temple is dedicated to Sree Rama and Bharatha from Ramayana. Aval (flattened rice) and Naivedyam (holy food) constitute special offerings at the temple.
Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Made in typical Kerala architectural style, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The place is famous all over the country for Pal Payasam, a daily offering of deliciously made sweet milk. The temple is also famous for the performance of Pallipaana performed every 12 years. One can also go through the display of paintings depicting ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. Explore the place with pilgrimage tour packages to Kerala.
Ananthapura Lake Temple
In the north of Kerala lies this temple which is the only lake temple situated in Kerala. The lake in rectangle shape supplied with regular spring water hosts the magnificent temple. One of the best pilgrimage sites is considered the original abode of Lord Ananthapadmanabha, a deity of popular Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The 9th-century temple is situated 30 km from Bekal in the district of Kasaragod. The drive to the temple is extremely calming and peaceful.
Annamalai Temple, Idukki
The temple situated at Karikodu, Idukki is popular for the 1800-year-old temple which is dedicated to Lord Siva. Built in the architecture of Chola style, the temple consists of a window with nine lattices pointing to nine planets or Navagrahas.
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Parthanamthitta
Dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Krishna, the temple is on the banks of Pamba River which is must explore with pilgrimage tour packages to Kerala. Valla Sadya is considered as the important event which is held here on the evening of Ashtami Rohini which is the Malayalam month of Chingam. It is Lord Krishna’s birthday and one of the popular festivals celebrated here.
Now, it has some of the finest schools for classic dances, Kathakali, Kalaripayattu and classical music.