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Places of Interest

The place is famous for Annamanada Temple. Annamanada was the venue of two historic interviews between the rulers of Travancore and Cochin in the later part of the eighteenth century. The famous Nedumkotta of 'Travancore Lines' built by Dharma Raja of Travancore to meet the menace of the Mysore invasion passes through Adur


It is famous for the Arattupuzha Pooram Festival held in March - April every year. During this festival, idols of deities from 46 neighboring villages are brought to the temple at night in procession on caparisoned elephants. This colorful festival attracts a large number of people from different parts of the state.


One of the oldest Jacobite Syrian Churches in the District is situated at Arthat. The Church property was the the subject of a prolonged dispute between the Jacobites and the Reformed Syrians.The main cottage industries are mat-making, rattan work and pottery.


It is a place of historical importance as it was here that Tipu Sultan established the base of when his army was besieging the "Travancore Lines". It is the centre of communications with the eastern uplands. The town enjoys reputation of being  one of the healthiest spots in the District. It is a place worthy of visit and sight seeing. A few miles away from Chalakkudy Irrigation Project and 26 miles east of the town is the Peringalkuthu Hydro-electric project.


It was the seat of the powerful Pisharoti Chief Tottassery Talachennaver who was deprived of his estates in 1767 for submission to the Zamorin. Exactly five year earlier Chelakkara was the theatre of a pitched and decisive battle between Tranvancore and Cochin forces on one side and the Zamorin's forces on the other, in which the soldier of the Zamorin were thoroughly routed.


The Bharathapuzha is here spanned by a fine bridge. On the opposite side is the Shornur Railway Station. Cheruthuruthy is famous as the seat of the Kerala Kalamandalam founded by the Poet Vallathol Narayana Menon, to encourage the study of the ancient arts of Kerala such as Kathakali and Mohiniyattam. Now the Kerala Kalamandalam is functioning at Vallathol Nagar, with its new building complex and Natyagrapha. The old Kerala Kalamandalam is still at Cheruthuruthy on the shore of Nila River. The Samadhi (Tomb) of the Poet Vallathole the founder of this famous institution is in the premises of old Kala Mandalam.


It is said to have been a great centre of education. It has a Subja Mutt where young Namboodiris were given free education in Sanskrit. They were provided with free boarding and lodging. The Cochin Devaswom Board runs the Subja Mutt even today, though the number of pupils receiving instruction is small.


The mausoleum of Haidross Kuttee, Haidor Alis Lietutenant is situated at the Manathala desam near Chavakkad. Disgusted with his masters oppression Haidros Kuttee is said to have revolted and died in the battle. Because of its association with Haidross Kuttee Chavakkad is also sometimes called Kuttingal. At Palayar, half a mile from Chavakkal Road is a Roman Syrian Christian Church which according to tradition is one of the seven churches founded by St. Thomas on the West Cost.


It is a place of great historical interest. Kodungallur was a great emporium of trade even before the dawn of Christian era.Situated at the confluence of the Periyar river system with the Arabian Sea it possessed in the past unique facilities for trade and commerce within and without.The Jews,the phoenicians, the Greeks the Romans and the Arabs came here with their merchandise.From here ivory,sandalwood, peacock's feathers and cinnamon were exported to foreign countries. The Roman colonists are said to have founded here a temple in honor of Augustus. Early Tamil Poets called it Muchiri. The Jews, Christians and Muhammedans all claim it as the place of their first settlement in India. The port and its suburbs figure Thiruvanchikulam in Kodungallur was the Capital of the Chera Kings of the Sangam.


Nearly two and a half kilometres to the east of Chavakkad, is Guruvayur know as the seat of one of the holy temples dedicated to Lord Krishna.

According to tradition the temple is the creation of Guru, the preceptor of the Deva and Vayu the Lord of winds. The Vigraha Pratishta or the installation and Vayu and hence the name Guruvayurappan. A series of legends have been woven round the origin of the temple. The temple was famous even in 16th Century. The great Ekadasi festival held annually for five days in the month of Vrischikam (November- December) is very largely attended. The ever increasing influx of pilgrims to this temple indicate its great popularity. Mandalam and Visakam are the two important festival seasons of Guruvayur.  


The most important institution in the town is the large and well endowed temple of Koodalmanikam. The deity enshrined therein is prince Bharatha, brother of Sree Rama. Koodalmanikkam the idol for comprison had been absorbed by it. It is a temple with large landed property.  


Kunnamkulam is Municipal town. It is the Chief centre of Jacobite Syrian Christians. There are several old Church in the town and the neighbourhood. The remains of an old fort are found here.   Powered By Worldviewer Dot Com (india) Pvt. Ltd.