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Weekend Getaway from Bangalore to Guruvayur

Distance / Traveling Time

From Bangalore : 497 kilometers / 7 h ,57 m


Summer 23 to 37°C


Winter 17 to 25°C


Famous for

  • Pilgrim
Considered the holy abode of Lord Krishna, a form of Lord Vishnu, Guruvayur is a famous pilgrim town in the Thrissur district of Kerala. It is one of God's Own Country's most prominent religious destinations. The temple is often called "Bhooloka Vaikuntam," meaning "Holy abode of Vishnu on Earth." It is the most important place of worship among Hindus. It houses the famous Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, the fourth most significant temple in India regarding the number of devotees visiting here. Other places worth visiting in this town are the Elephant Sanctuary at Punnathur Kotha, ISCKON Centre, the Mammiyur Temple, and Chowallur Beach. You can book our weekend getaways tour packages from Bangalore to Guruvayur to enrich your holiday experience. Contact us to customize your tour packages and enjoy a holiday like never before.

How to Reach Guruvayur from Bangalore

By Train

Thrissur is the nearest railhead to Guruvayur. It is located at a distance of around 27 kilometers from Guruvayur. Thrissur is well-connected to all major railway stations in India, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. Taxi cabs ply between Thrissur and Guruvayur.

By Air

Nedumbassery International Airport, Kochi, is the nearest airport to Guruvayur. It is located at a distance of 110 kilometers away from Guruvayur. Kochi airport is well-connected to all major cities in India, such as Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. Taxi cabs ply between Kochi and Guruvayur.

By Road

National Highway 7 and National Highway 47 connect Bangalore and Guruvayur. For tourists traveling via car, the journey from Bangalore to Guruvayur will take around 8 hours. In addition, super Deluxe buses connect Guruvayur with other important cities such as Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, and Kochi.

Attractions in Guruvayur

Chamundeswari Temple

Located in proximity to the Guruvayur Temple, Chamundeswari Temple is dedicated to Sri Chamundeswari Devi, a highly revered form of goddess Durga. In addition, there is a separate shrine within the premises of this temple and is dedicated to Thazhthukavu Bhagavathy. The temple dates back to ancient centuries and witnesses the regular flow of devotees throughout the year.

Guruvayurappan Temple

One of the most visited temples in South India, Guruvayurappan Temple, is dedicated to Lord Krishna, also known as Bal Gopalan. The temple witnesses a huge crowd of devotees for the daily Darshan. The mural paintings on the walls of this temple are pretty beautiful and represent Krishnaleelakal, the childhood of Krishna. The temple is one of the most popular places for weddings, and at times, more than 300 weddings take place in the temple.

Harikanyaka Temple

Located at Ariyanoor, a neighboring village of Guruvayur, Harikanyaka Temple is believed that Perumthachan built the ancient temple. The Archaeological Survey of India maintains this temple. Lord Harikanyaka, a pure form of Lord Vishnu, is the primary deity of this temple. Every year, between March & April, a 15-day festival is celebrated in the temple.

Nava Mukunda Temple

Dedicated to Lord Nava Mukunda, a form of Vishnu, Nava Mukunda Temple is located on the banks of River Bharathapuzha at Thirunavaya. Legend has it that the idol installed in the temple is the 9th idol installed by Navayogis. It is said that on the day idol would descend into the Earth, Kaliyuga would come to an end.

Venkitachalapathy Temple

Located close to the Parthasarathy Temple in Guruvayur, Venkitachalapathy Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkitachalapathy, a form of Lord Vishnu. Devotees believe that visiting this temple and praying to Lord Vishnu will bring happiness and wealth to their lives. Hence, the temple attracts devotees in large numbers.

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