All picnic spots are on the same route-straight travel from EG to Guruvayoor 52 Kms to Arabian Sea side of Kerala
Kodungaloor – Azhikode – Munakkal beach 25 kms
Azhikode has a beach known as the munakkal beach. It has got the vast shore stretch around 3 km along the main beach side.It is the main attraction of this village. The main economic activity is fishing.Azhikode was one of the major ports that linked Kerala to international trade and commerce. Koodalmanikyam Temple
Koodalmanikyam Temple or Kudal Manikkam Temple is a Hindu temple in Irinjalakuda, Trissur district, Kerala state, India.Koodalmanikyam Temple is the only temple in India dedicated to the worship of Bharata, the second brother of Rama. The temple is one of four in Kerala state that form a set called “Nalambalam”,each temple dedicated to one of the four brothers in Ramayana: Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna.On the temple website, the Koodalmanikyam Devaswom clarifies that though the deity worshipped is generally believed to be Bharata, the idol in the sanctum sanctorum is that of Vishnu. “Sangameshwara”(Lord of the Confluence) is another name associated with the deity at Koodalmanikyam.
Cheraman Juma Mazjid, Kodungaloor – 25 Kms
India’s First Muslim Mosque, built in 629 A.D. Combination of Arab and Kerala style of architecture.
Kurumba Bhagavati Temple is a Hindu temple at Kodungallur, Thrissur district, Kerala state, India. The idol of the goddess Bhadrakali (popularly known as “Kodungallur Amma”) in the temple is unique as it has eight hands with various attributes.
St. Thomas Shrine Azhikode, Kodungaloor – 30 Kms
St. Thomas first landed in Kodungaloor in A.D. 52. One among the seven churches founded by St. Thomas Christ’s Apostel.
Nattika Beach Park – 38 Kms
Nattika beach is a long white sandy beautiful beach at Triprayar near to NH 17.It is on the way from kodungaloor to guruvayur.It has a beautiful park.Nattika beach feastival is very famous. Chettuva back water boating & Azhimugham sea sight – 43 Kms
This mesmerin serene backwaters of Chettuva and Azhimugham Sea sight where the river meets the sea. Different types of boats are available for boating.
64 Elephants Punnathoor Kotta – 52 Kms
Offerings of Sree Krishna Temple Guruvayoor, 50 Elephants are groomed at the Punnathoor Kotta (Kotta means fort). Many elephants are brought as ritual offering to the temple. You can spend a whole day with these huge mammals here. Watching the naughty baby elephants, playful antics is an interesting experience. The place provides you an opportunity to watch how the sick elephants are medically treated in the traditional manner. One can also watch the training given to the elephants for various ritualistic performances. Remember you are in the land where people worship the elephants- faced God Lord Ganapathy. Grooming elephants are considered as status symbol.
Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayoor
Dwaraka of the South, It is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in South India. It is said to have been worshiped by Lord Brahma himself at Dwaraka.
There is a museum in the office Annex building at East nada. Many rare offerings by devotees to the Lord are exhibited here. The museum is kept open from 8.00 am to 8.00pm on all days except Tuesdays an
Chennamangalam Monuments and Crafts
Chendamangalam is one of the unique places in India- Kottayil Kovilakom, where places of Worship from the four major religions, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism exist within a short distance of each other. This circuit includes monuments such as the Vypeekotta Seminary, Holy Cross Church, Krishna Temple, the Synagogue and Jewish houses Popular and slowly disappearing crafts like Pappad making, Pottery, and Bell Metal Industry are also included in this tour. ( operated by Tripenticer Holidays)