Kodungallur is a historically significant town situated on the banks of river Periyar on the Malabar Coast in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India. The place holds a special attraction for tourists because of the Kodungallur Bhagwati Temple, which is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, a form of Maha Kali worshipped in Kerala.
Moreover, the backwaters of Kerala undoubtedly are a major attraction of the state, where the snake boat race is a significant event for the state. (The snake boats are uniquely designed to accommodate at least 100 rowers who drive their boats as fast as possible and compete with the others.)
Kodungallur has been called the 'Rome of the East' because it forms a gateway into India where one could witness the miraculous sight of the confluence of the Periyar River and the Arabian Sea. This is also where the major religions Christianity and Judaism first stepped on these shores.
How To Reach
The nearest railway station: is Irinjalakuda, about 20 km. And, by air, the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 30 km.