Tourism in AngamalyA beautiful municipality in Kochi, Angamaly is known for its picturesque sites and is a hot tourist spot of Kerala. If you are searching for a refuge from all your worries and tensions then this place is perfect for you. Every year thousands of tourists swarm in from different parts of the world to relax and have a fun time in Angamaly. This small town supports a very rich culture and traditions. A couple of tourist spots are:
Kallil Temple in Angamaly
A very popular temple in Angamaly, it is a Jain shrine temple. It was built in the ninth century. Kallil translates into “in stone” and, thus, the temple supports a very intricate architecture carved out of stones. You need to take a trek of about 100 steps before you reach this beautiful temple. The temple is devoted to Goddess Durga. The trio of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu is also worshipped here.
Kodanad near AngamalyThis place is about 25 kilometers away from Angamaly and is a must visit. It is locally known as the elephant training place because ideally it is a gorgeous village! It is a place to be if you want to relish the tranquility of nature. An exotic elephant ride and a mini zoo are there to entertain all the tourists.
Chalakkudy, EzhattumughamThis is plush green picnic spot about eight kilometers far from Angamaly. The picnic spot is ideal for people who want to rest in the lap of nature. It is so quiet that you can clearly hear the birds chirping and the water flowing. Again a must visit!
Sri Ramakrishna Advaita AshramFounded by Swami Agamananda, it is one of the may branch centers of Bellur Math. The main centre is located in Kolkata. The temple supports a charitable library, school and a dispensary.
Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba MandapamA splendid temple, one should not miss it when in Angamaly. The whole building is ‘something’. The entry fee is just about 3 rupees. The inside is not as great as outside. There are pictures of various gods and goddesses. But the view from the top floor is amazing. One should not miss it.
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, MalayattoorIt is one of the most prominent Christian shrines of Kerala. It is often visited by Christians from all over the world. It is supposed to be built by St. Thomas in 52 AD. It is located on the banks of the Periyar River, offering some outstanding views.
The church is said to host a chapel which was dedicated to Saint George. The chapel is significant in its own way as it was here where Jacobites and Catholics both offered reverences to God in a harmonious manner. The chapel also hosted the most traditional training of University of Malpan.
It is strongly believed that St. Thomas, a messenger of Jesus, came here and paid offerings to God. This prestigious pilgrimage centre has been honored by the Vatican by designating it as an international shrine.
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