Tourist Places To Visit In Chengannur

Gear up to explore the best places to visit in Chengannur with Thrillophilia’s Kerala packages. Situated in the picturesque state of Kerala, Chengannur has a rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. You can explore the town's historic temples, serene backwaters, and lush green landscapes. The town is famous for its Mahadeva Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which attracts devotees from far and wide. You can see its intricate architecture and vibrant festivals and have a glimpse into Kerala's religious and cultural traditions. 

You can also enjoy serene boat rides along the Pamba River or explore the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside. You can visit some famous attractions including the Thrichittatt Maha Vishnu Temple, Puthukulangara Devi Temple, and the Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. So, book an amazing trip with Thrillophilia and explore some of the best places to visit in Chengannur with your family. 

Here is the list of places to visit in Chengannur :

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Valiya Koyikkal Palace

The Valiya Koyikkal Palace was constructed during the reign of the Travancore King Marthanda Varma in the 17th century. While exploring the palace, you can admire traditional Kerala architecture including sloping roofs, wooden carvings, and intricate designs. The palace also functions as a museum which is divided into two sections: the Folklore Museum and the Numismatic Museum.  In this one of the famous places to visit in Chengannur, you can see various artefacts and exhibits related to Kerala's cultural and technological heritage. You can also marvel at an extensive collection of artefacts, including ancient household utensils, musical instruments, agricultural implements, traditional costumes, and handicrafts. 

Sathram Junction, Pazhavadi, Nedumangad, Kerala
Timings: 09:-00 AM- 01:00 PM
Enter Fee: INR 20 (Adults) and INR 10 (Children) approximately



Situated in the Idukki district of Kerala, this is a wonderful archaeological site and one of the famous places to visit in Chengannurm steeped in mythology and history. It is believed to be associated with the Pandavas from the Hindu epic, Mahabharata as the Pandavas, during their exile, stayed at Pandavanpara for a while. While exploring this site, you can see its massive rock shelter which is believed to have served as a refuge for the Pandavas during their exile. You can see various historical relics and remnants, including rock engravings, petroglyphs, and other archaeological artefacts as you visit Pandavanpara. 

Location: Near Thenmala in Kollam district
Timings: 24 Hours


Chengannur Mahadeva Temple

Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is one of the famous places to visit in Chengannur as it is a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to have been constructed by Lord Parashurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. You can get amazed by Dravidian architecture as you see towering gopurams (entrance towers), intricate carvings, and ornate pillars. You can take part in the Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Festival which is celebrated with great zeal and includes colourful processions, traditional music, dance performances, and various rituals. You can also see the performance of Koothu Pattu, a traditional form of devotional song and dance native to Kerala.

Location: 8JF6+RVP, SH 1, Kizhakke Nada, Chengannur, Kerala
Timings: 04:30 AM- 11:00 AM and 05:00 PM- 08:00 PM


Thrichittatt Maha Vishnu Temple

One of the best places to visit in Chengannur, this is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has a rich history dating back centuries.  While visiting the temple, you can see the remarkable traditional Kerala architecture, including intricate wood carvings, sloping roofs, and impressive gopurams (entrance towers).  In the temple, you can offer prayers to the presiding deity Lord Vishnu, worshipped as a Vigraha (idol) known as "Thrichittatt Perumal."  As you explore the temple, Enjoy various festivals and rituals throughout the year including the annual Utsavam (festival).  Witness wonderful cultural performances, and traditional rituals during festivals.

: Chengannur, Alappuzha District, Kerala
Timings: 05:30 AM- 10:30 AM and 05:30 PM- 08:30 PM


The Rock Cut Cave Temple

Located in the district of Pathanamthitta in Kerala, this is one of the famous places to visit in Chengannur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to date back to the 8th century AD.  As the name suggests, the temple is carved out of a single rock formation, showing the remarkable skill and craftsmanship of the artisans of ancient Kerala. Inside the cave, you can find a shrine housing a Shiva Lingam, the symbolic representation of Lord Shiva. You can marvel at ancient inscriptions and carvings on its walls, depicting mythological scenes, deities, and religious motifs.  You will be amazed by the architectural marvels and intricate carvings that adorn its walls and ceilings.

Puthukulangara Devi Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali, this revered Hindu temple has a religious significance and a rich history dating back several centuries. While exploring this ancient temple, you can see Kerala-style architecture, characterized by its traditional sloping roofs, intricately carved wooden pillars, and impressive gopuram (entrance tower).  You can attend its famous festival like the annual Bhadrakali Mahotsavam as the temple comes alive with traditional music, dance performances, and rituals. You will also enjoy cultural performances and traditional art forms, including Kathakali (classical dance-drama), Theyyam (ritualistic dance), and Panchavadyam (classical music ensemble).  The temple has a serene ambience and spiritual vibrations where you can take part in prayer, meditation, and introspection.

Location: Thiruvalla Taluk, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
Timings: 06:00 AM- 09:30 AM and 05:00 PM- 07:30 PM


Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

This renowned Hindu temple located in Pathanamthitta district, is dedicated to Lord Krishna in his form as Parthasarathy.  It is one of the famous places to visit in Chengannur and the oldest temples in Kerala having traditional temple architecture in its gopuram (entrance tower), intricate wood carvings, and majestic pillars. You can see the idol of Lord Krishna, worshipped in the form of Parthasarathy, which refers to his role as the charioteer of Arjuna in the epic Mahabharata.  You can offer prayers and perform rituals to seek the blessings of Lord Parthasarathy for protection and prosperity. While visiting the temple, you can attend famous festivals like Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple Utsavam where you can see traditional music, dance performances, and various rituals.  You can also enjoy the famous Aranmula Boat Race, also known as the "Aranmula Vallamkali," You can see traditional snake boats (palliyodams) adorned with colourful decorations compete on the Pamba River near the temple.

Location: Pathanamthitta District, Kerala
Timings: 04:30 AM- 12:00 PM and 05:00 PM- 08:00 PM

People Also Ask About Kerala

  1. Which is the famous temple in Chengannur?

    The famous temple in Chengannur is the Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. As one of the best places to visit in Chengannur, it was constructed during the reign of the Travancore King Marthanda Varma in the 17th century. You can see traditional Kerala-style architecture in the temple, featuring intricate carvings, towering gopurams (entrance towers), and a sacred pond.
  2. What are the offbeat places in Kerala?

    There are some offbeat places in Kerala like Vagamon, Thenmala, Munroe Island, and Silent Valley National Park. Vagamon is a serene hill station with lush greenery and meadows while Thenmala is known for its eco-tourism initiatives and adventure activities like trekking and rock climbing. You can visit Munroe Island for tranquil backwater experiences or explore Silent Valley National Park home to diverse flora and fauna.
  3. How far is Chengannur from Cochin?

    Chengannur is approximately 125 kilometres away from Cochin by road. You can reach Chengannur in 3 to 4 hours which depends on the traffic conditions. Additionally, there are train services available between Chengannur and Cochin with the journey taking approximately 2 to 3 hours depending on the train type and schedule.
  4. How to reach Chengannur?

    Chengannur is well-connected by road, rail, and air. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, approximately 120 kilometres away. You can flights from cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. You can also reach Chengannur by road via National Highway 66 or State Highway 1, with regular bus services from major cities like Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Additionally, the Chengannur railway station is a major rail hub on the Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam railway line.
  5. Which is the best place in Kerala for a one-day trip?

    Munnar is an ideal destination when you are looking for a one-day trip to Kerala. Known for its picturesque tea plantations, lush greenery, and serene ambience, Munnar offers opportunities for sightseeing, trekking, and nature walks. You can explore attractions like the Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, and Echo Point, and indulge in activities like boating and wildlife spotting in Eravikulam National Park.
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