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Guruvayoor Travel Guide

Guruvayoor, a bustling pilgrimage town is the holy abode of Lord Krishna located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Each year a large number of tourists visit this place. The landscapes of Guruvayoor are dotted with large number temples. The place derived its name out of three words – Guru, Vayu and Oor. If the legends are to believed Guru found the floating idol of Krishna at the beginning of Kaliyuga and he installed this idol with the help of the Wind god at this place. This shrine is considered as the most important place of worship of the Hindu devotees. A major highlight of this place is the idol of Lord Krishna having four arms, each one carrying a Sudharshana Chakra, Koumudaki, Panchjanya and a lotus. The temple premises can only be accessed by the Hindu devotees and the priest here till date follows rigid customs. Another attraction to visit in Guruvayoor is the Krishnattam Kali. It is a folk dance form which has found its origin in Kerala in the premises of the Guruvayoor temple. The Guruvayoor temple is also the special venues for various Hindu marriages. The temple premises have also been popular for promoting a large number of dance forms and the traditional Carnatic music.

How To Reach Guruvayoor

By Air

The nearest airport to reach Guruvayoor is the Nedumbassery International airport in Kochi. The airport is located at a distance of 110 km from Guruvayoor. The Nedumbassery airport in Kochi is well connected to all the major cities of the country and also feature frequent flights to some of prime international destinations. On arriving at the airport one can hire a private taxi to reach Guruvayoor.

By Train

Those who wish to reach Guruvayoor through rail route can board a train to Thrissur. This railway station present in Thrissur is located at a distance of 27 kms from Guruvayoor. After disembarking from the train one board a private taxi to reach the heart  of Guruvayoor.

By Road

A large number of state owned transport bus services run from all the prime cities in Kerala to Guruvayoor. In order to reach Guruvayoor one can board a private bus or super deluxe buses to reach all the important cities like Trivandrum, Salem, Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kozhikode and Coimbatore.

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