Pambummekkattu Mana, is a famous Temple devoted to Serpent Gods, situates at Vadama very close to Mala Town. It is believed that the divine presence of "Vasuki" and "Nagayakshi" are there in the "Kizhakkini" of Pambummekkattu Mana. Pambummekkattu Mana is the most famous Serpent worship centre in Kerala. The Pambummekattu lllam (also known as Mana) stands in Vadama village, a part of Mukundapuram Taluk in Thrissur District, Kerala. The nearest railway station is 10 km away at Chalakudy.
The rare remnants of Jewish Settlement in Mala will attract any tourists of aesthetic mind. In ancient period Mala street was known after Jews and it was called "Jews Street Mala". In 1948, when Israel was formed, the Jews left this place and back to their mother land. There is currently no Jewish community left in Mala. The charm and splendor of synagogue of the Mala Jewish Community with its beautiful carvings in a variety of patterns speak volumes about their artistic skill and culture. There is also a Jewish Cemetery which exudes memories of Ancestors of Mala Jewish Community.
Vynthala Oxbow Lake of "Kanichan thura" (thura means lake in the local language Malayalam) at Vynthala a neighboring place of Mala. The Oxbow lakes are that naturally formed adjacent to the river and in the shape ox-bow is called "Oxbow lake". The rivers that are coming from the mountain take diversion and assume the shape of English letter "U" in some parts of plane area.
Anchalpetty and the Police Outpost building at Karingachira in Puthenchira. The Anchalpetty at Karinguchira remind us to retrace an Era of Kings and Queens, slaves and palaces. Anchalpetty was the primitive method of sending postal articles from one place to another through a bearer, who runs speedily through the available roads. The "Anchal Runner" wears a special uniform and hold an iron rod in his hand; he also wears bells around his waste. When the Anchal man is on the run, everybody on the road should give way to the runner.
Malakadavu or Mala Kadavu (Mala + kadavu - kadavu means a type of localized boat jetty or small port in local language Malayalam) is considered to be the "Gateway" of ancient Mala. It was through this kadavu (jetty) travelers, pilgrims and businessmen came to Mala for trading and establishing their own institutions. In the ancient days as there were no road transportation facilities available, water transport was the main source of transport.
Athirapally Vazhachal the most famous scenic locations in Kerala - the God's own country - visualize many enchanting experiences from the nature attracts domestic as well as international tourists and picnic groups especially for its two distinct water falls - Athirapally waterfalls and Vazhachal Waterfalls.
State Tourism Department has declared winners of its tourism awards in 3 different categories for the year 2014-2015. It was announced by the government on Dec. 16th Friday, 2016, after verifying the report submitted by judging committee headed by Principal Secretary of Tourism, Kerala. There are 3 different categories for awards: Tour Operators / Travel Agents, Hotels / Tourism Service Providers and Special Awards.
Nedumkotta (means long fort in Malayalam language) - It was a militarily strategic Fort built by Thiruvithamkur Maharaja Karthika Thirunal Ramavarma to prevent the invasion of Samoodiri and Tippu Sultan. Beginning from the coastal area of Arabian Sea, to the Western Khat the fort was 56 km in length and was strong enough to protect the kingdom. Nedumkotta was a well planned fort with huge trenches measuring 8 meters depth and 6 meters width running parallel to the fort.
Mala enchanted by different rivers, backwaters, small hills and its green palms swaying in the wind and rich paddy fields offers an ideal spot for any tourist. The pilgrim centers, monuments, goddess nature and the must see spots fulfill your eagerness finding new shore in tourism. Mala had inland water ways and rivers connecting main trade centers of Kerala which in turn made an Ancient trade market.
The uniqueness of 'Kerala Tourism' mainly lies in its natural beauty. Kerala is well-known for its enchanting water bodies that take the form of canals, backwaters and rivers. And there are regions in Kerala, where water dominates life of those living in its vicinity. Secluded beaches, Palm-fringed backwaters, Picturesque hill stations, Lush, tropical forests, Spectacular waterfalls.....
Kerala has recently introduced innovative tourism initiatives. Two of its villages, Aranmula and Kumbalangi, are being promoted as tourist destinations in a big way as part of the 'Endogenous Tourism Project' of the United Nations Development Programme and Government of India.
Mala is the name of a small town in Thrissur district of Kerala, South India. Mala, often known as Mala Thrissur is a developing area, at the southern part of the district. It is also known as Mala Trichur or Thrissur Mala or Trichur Mala. Mala is located about 40kms towards the north from Kochi and 14kms from Chalakudy, Kodungallur and Irinjalakuda. The name "Mala" is considered to be originated from the Hebrew word "Mal-Aha" which means "Center of Refugee".
The backwaters of Kerala – meandering inland lakes networked by canals, innumerable lagoons, lakes, and estuaries stretch to over 900 km. Boat trips across these tranquil stretches are an experience unique to Kerala. Large Kettuvalloms (traditional country crafts over 60ft. in length) have been converted into luxury houseboats for these cruises.
Hill Stations In Kerala lying on the windward side of the Western Ghats, Kerala has a long chain of lush, mist-clad hill stations that are home to exotic wildlife. All the hill resorts in Kerala offer the most magical experience of nature in all its virgin beauty.
The forests of the Western Ghat are punctuated with large and small waterfalls that roar, gurgle and splash down the mountain side. Almost all these scintillating Cascades are the venues for picnics and excursions round the year in Kerala.
Nestled in the luxuriant forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala are fourteen wildlife sanctuaries. And skirting these exotic destinations are some of the most delightful trekking trails in the country.
Kerala boasts number of forts and monuments that can be explored by the travellers. Kerala is a place that is known for its natural beauty but we would like to take you to a historical area that throws up a lot of possibilities for the traveller. Kodungallur Fort is one of the important and historical fort in Kerala and particularly in the history of Kodungallur. Kodungallur Fort or Cranganore Fort was built way back in 1523 AD by the Portuguese. The fort was also known by the Portuguese name Fortaleza da Sao Tome.
Azhikode St. Thomas Church also known as Mar Thoma Pontifical Shrine is known as the birth place of the Christianity in India. It's a famous Christian shrine situated at Azhikode, a few km away from Kodungallur town. The main significance of this church is that it is one of the seven churches that have been founded by St.Thomas and obviously the first one. The church has been built on the year 1953 and the church today holds the relic of St.Thomas - a bone from his arm.
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Koodalmanickyam Temple is situated at Irinjalakuda in Thrissur District. It is 23 Km south of Thrissur and 16 Km north of Kodungallur. This temple is before the 15th century. The uniqueness of this temple is that the deity here is Lord Bharatha or Lord Sangameswara. There are arguments that once this temple belonged to the Jains (Bharatheswara saint of Jains) and with the descent of Jainism this temple was taken over by Hindus.
Sharing its western border with the Arabian sea, Kerala has a 600 km long shorelines dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. Most of India’s finest beaches are in Kerala.
Tourism is a dynamic and competitive business that requires the ability to constantly adapt to customers' changing needs and desires, as the customer satisfaction, safety and enjoyment are particularly the focus of tourism businesses.
In Nammalvar and Thirumangaialwar, Thirumoozhikkulam Lakshmana Perumal is referred as Moozhikkalattappan and Tayar (Mahalakshmi) as Madhuraveni Naachiyaar.
Thirumoozhikkulam is one among the 32 Brahmin grammas in Kerala. This is the place where Hareetha muni the son of Vishwamitra worshipped Vishnu. The mythology behind the name of this place goes like this. Hareetha Maharishi did penance and meditation on the banks of river Poorna (Periyar).
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