Guruvayur- the Dwarika of South India

Guruvayur is the temple dedicated to lord Krishna and one of the most important temple in Kerala and known as Dwaraka of South India, it is also known as the Vaikunta.There is also a Deepastambha(a tall pillar with lamps)which is as high as 7 meters. Its worth the view when the 13 levels of lamps on it are all alighted Inside the temple there are idols of Ganapati, Ayyappa,Kavil Bhagawati and only hindu devotees are allowed inside the temple. According to the residents in Guruvayur the idol worshipped there is approximately 5000 years old, The idol of Srikrishna stands with four arms, with each hand holding shandkh, Sudarshan chakra , gada, and lotus flower with tulsi leaves. The timings for the pooja are observed very strictly and the Thantri (the main priest) is present in the temple the whole day. The Melsanti (the main priest) enters the temple in the midnight at 2.30am and prepares for the pooja. He will not have even a drop of water till the pooja is over till 12.30 in the afternoon. Every early morning the idol is bathed with sesame oil and then a herbal medicinal powder of a plant called Waka is sprinkled on the idol…the crimson color of the powder adds to the beauty of the idol. There is a dress code for the men and women for entering in to the temple. One has to be clad fully from top to toe with clothes. The darshan of this lovely Guruvayur Krishna temple is arranged by a seamless pilgrimage tour package by Vasantkamal tours with either Guruvayur exclusive or with a combining of Guruvayur temple with various other destinations of Kerala. Check for Exclusive Guruvayur tour From CHENNAI by flight & train.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Cochin from Chennai/Bangalore

-Arrival Ernakumalm Airport- pick up & drive to Guruvayur, that is roughly 1 and a half hour drive passing sights of beautiful scenic paddy fields & beautiful Kerala Mansions in an A/c car or SUV.
The following are the details about Guruvayur tour package from Chennai by flight- On Arrival at Guruvayur check inn to a cozy hotel Refresh your self, followed by hot south Indian tiffin, there after one can proceed for Darshan only by having worn the dress code of Vechati (white color traditional cloth available for sale in complexes all around the temples hence you may not worry if you do not have one) & Angavastram (cloth worn upon the upper part of the body by men, ladies are advised to wear only sarees. Girls can wear salwar.

Proceed to have Darshan of the temple- our car takes you to the temple entrance- have a mesmerizing Darshan of Lord Guruvayoor appan & than proceed to Mamiyur (siva temple) legend has it that having the Darshan of the Sivan temple of Mamiyur is a must after having the Darshan of Guruvayoorappan our driver drives you to the Mamiyurs Shiva temple- Guruvayur became divine on account of the “tapas” performed by Lord Siva.

Guests are there after advices to have lunch & rest in the noon for a couple of hours- the evening after a hot filter coffee we highly recommend you to visit the Venkitachalapthi Tempe in Guruvayur- literally you would feel that Lord Balaji is just not in Tirupathi but he is even in Guruvayur & though may be Not the grandeur like you see in Tirupati, but you will feel his presence in this small temple this temple has less crowd & more of solace- in the evening the lord here glitters with the lovely lamps like starts glittering all around- & this Darshan guarantees real bliss.

If time permits & should you be an animal lover do visit the Elephant chatra where more than a hundreds of beautiful elephants are housed here
The itinerary for the day is good enough for you to spend a day in solace followed by
Night Halt at a renowned Hotel.

Day 2
Departure from Guruvayur

Should you still feel to have an another Darshan today you can do so as the Temple opens early morning at 3.00 am & with a royal breakfast we now drive you to Chottanikkara Bhagvathy temple- The Divine Mother known as Rajarajeswari (Adiparasakthi) is worshipped here in three forms Saraswathy in the morning, Lakshmi at noon and Durga in the evening.

There is an Idol of Mahavishnu on the same plinth and so the Deity is called Ammenarayana, (Mother Narayana-Devinarayana, Lakshminarayana and Bhadrenarayana also. Along with Lakshmi & Narayana there are idols of Brahma, Siva, Ganapathi (Ganesh), Subramanya and Sastha on the same pedestal.

With worshiping this deity colludes our Guruvayur pilgrimage with drop back to the Kochi airport for returning back to CHENNAI.

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Standard Accomodation Nov-Jan
  • 3 Star Hotel
Cost per head 11,900
(Min Guests needed  2

Inclusions

1) Both Ways flight tickets from CHENNAI-Cochin & Return
2) Rooms are charged on couple/twin occupancy and you will start each day with the luxury of Bed tea/coffee. Fill up on an elaborate buffet breakfast and move out for sightseeing as planned.
3) Transfers from Cochin/Thrissur & Return in an A/c car with an experienced & dedicated chauffeur for you exclusively.
4) Includes 1 Breakfast & 1 dinner in your Hotel at GURUVAYUR (food during transit not included)

Non Inclusion’s

We respect your personal requirements for laundry, telephone calls, liquor, tips and other special facilities; however you will be billed separately for these.

Special Darshan Fee & any additional Pooja cost would have to be borne by the guest separately.

At the attractions guide and entrance fees are to be catered for by you, we will only transport you there. The same applies for additional activities of personal preference like Ayurveda/spa treatments, Jungle safaris, Cultural shows, trekking, paragliding and other attractions, although we would be more than happy to arrange these on prior request. We can also plan for additional sightseeing or diversions from the planned route as an additional charge.

Cost

Rs Rs 11,900/- per head on min twin sharing basis (to be booked well in advance however if booked at short notice the cost would be charged as per prevailing Airfares that would be as applicable)

Note

The itinerary & programme as expressed in the package is sujective to rush & practical time taken for Darshan in Guruvayur & Vasantkamal reserves no right or gurantee for the same- the entire Trip is only based on years of experience.

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