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Vazhappally

'Malayalam', the language of Kerala, writing first appeared about 830 AD. Vazhappally is one of the cradles of Kerala civilization.The famous Vazhappally Maha Siva Temple is situated here in the center of the Vazhappally. St.Marys cathedral church situated in Vazhapally west village. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vazhappally.      Book Now



Anchuvilakku

Anchuvilakku is a stone lamp post and a typical example of Kerala architecture, was built near the Changanacherry boat jetty by the renowned freedom fighter Veluthampi Dalawa. The Changanacherry or Changanassery market, one of the largest in Kerala, was also established by the freedom frighter. The five lamps on this post are lit using kerosene.      Book Now



Puthenpalli Chandanakudam

Puthenpalli Chandanakudam is a two-day festival held in Changanacherry amid much pomp and splendor. It takes place at Changanacherry Puthrupalli, a mosque dating back to 400 years ago. This annual festival, observed in the month of December, is celebrated by people from across all strata and religion. The highlight is a colorful procession of five to seven tuskers beginning from the mosque. Various cultural performances and musical ensembles are staged during the festival. A show of dazzling fireworks marks the grand finale.      Book Now



st mary's cathedral

The local Christian community in and around Changanachery inherits its faith directly from St. Thomas the Apostle, who formed a Christian community of faithful, centered on Niranam in the 1st century. The first church in Changanachery was established in 1177. The plot of land for the church was donated by the local Hindu king of Thekkumkoor. The current church is the fourth one in its place. The church was reconstructed and consecrated in 1887.[4] The cathedral is ornamented with ancient Hindu temple carvings.[5] More information regarding the history are given in the parish directory of the church '04.The tombs of Mar Mathew Kavukattu, Mar James Kalassery, and Mar Thomas Kuriallassery draw hundreds of people to the Metropolitan Church. The major celebrations of the church are the festival of St. Sebastian (January) and of St. Mary (August 115). This Metropolitan Catholic church is among the oldest Christian churches in the diocese. Its beautiful construction makes it the diocese's architectural masterpiece. It resembles the Portuguese style of architecture. The main attraction in the church is the altar itself. The church is described as "the finest Syro-Roman church on the Malabar Coast" by the Imperial Gazetteer of India published by the British government in 1908.      Book Now



Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple

Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada, popularly known as Peruviruthy Malanada or Malanada is the only Duryodhana Temple in South India. It is located at Edakkad Ward (Kara) of Poruvazhy village in Kunnathoor Taluk of Kollam district (Kerala State), India. This place is the northern border of Kollam district which Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts share the boundaries. The temple is located equidistant from Adoor (M C Road) to the Northeast and Sasthamcottah to the Southeast. It is also reachable from Kayamkulam and Karunagappally on the NH 47 and Kottarakkara (via Puthoor or Enathu) on the MC road (approximately 25 km from each centre).      Book Now


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