Anakotta near Guruvayoor in Central Kerala is a unique elephant sanctuary with great many giant elephants. This place is famous for the elephant pound.
The links of the civilisation of this area to the megalithic period have been unravelled through the monuments such as the `Kudakkallu' or `Thoppikkallu' and `Munimada' (saint's abode) recovered from there.
Chavakkad Beach with its virgin waters, will entice you to come again. The famous mural paintings will certainly touch a deep chord in your heart and bring out the hidden artist in you.
Chowallur siva Temple or Mahadeva Temple, as it is called is famed to be over 1500 years old. Located approximately three kilometers away form the popular pilgrim spot, the Sreekrishna Temple of Guruvayoor.
The world famous Parthasarathy temple is located near the Guruvayoor temple. It is situated to the north of the sacred banyan tree Manjulal.
The abode of Lord Shiva. Located about half a Kilometer from Guruvayoor, it is not only a visiting place for the devotees, but also a temple worth visiting by ordinary visitors
Palur or Palayur was the stronghold of the Nambudiri Brahminsm when St. Thomas arrived from Kodungallur. Isralites had a settlement at Palayur, two thosand years ago.
This temple is one among the 108 eminent siva kshethrams in India, consecrated by parasuraman himself. The presiding deity is Lord Siva who is Swayambhoo facing east.