Monuments of Kerala
Kerala does not start with Beaches and end up with backwaters and Ayurveda. It has much more to it. It has legendary forts and palaces, revered abodes of worship, splendid bungalows and memorials. All these Monuments of Kerala are an insight into the rich cultural, traditional, historical, architectural and archaeological heritage of Kerala. During your Tour to Kerala you will come across some of the antiquated monuments. Visit the mystical land of Kerala and relive the glory of the bygone eras. The Famous Monuments of Kerala are an evidence of India's and especially Kerala's exquisiteness. The ethereal quintessence of Kerala Monuments is a delight for travelers, pilgrims, historians, archaeologists and photographers.
Your Monument Tour in Kerala will take you to some elegant and beautiful places where you will explore and discover the charisma of stately prowesses of the erstwhile rulers. The monumental heritage of Kerala is a mosaic of Temples, Churches, Forts, Houses � Bungalows � Memorials. These heritage edifices are a way to preserve the dignity and awe of the past. The tourists are left awestruck by the architectural dexterity and the elegance of the monuments in Kerala. With each passing moment you get closer and start identifying yourself to the glorious history.
During you r monument tour you get a chance to go and voyage back in time and secure some precious moments very distinct from the hullabaloo of the modern life. The ruins of some forts and palaces passes the test of time and stand as a witness to the bygone eras. Practice of many religions like Hinduism, Christianity and Islam in the state has contributed much in formation of history and culture of Kerala. These impacts of culture and religions are evident in the architecture of monuments also. Some monuments like Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple (Thiruvananthapuram), Bekal fort, Palakkad Fort, Guruvayoor Temple, Sabarimala Temple, St. Sebastian Church and Jewish Synagogue are not to be missed on your trip to Kerala. Do visit other renowned edifices of archaeological, architectural and historical importance.
The monuments of Kerala include :
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple (Thiruvananthapuram), Chuliyar Bhagavathy Temple (Kanhangad), Lake Temple (Ananthapura), Mahaganapathy Temple (Madhur), Triruchambaram Vishnu Temple (Thaliparambu), Sri Mutthapan Temple (Parassinikadavu), Glass Temple (Kottamunda), Mahavishnu Temple (Thirunelli) and Sri Mahaganapathy Temple (Thiruvangoor).
St. Thomas Church (Malayattoor), St. Mary's Church (Cheriapalli), Thazhathangadi Valiapalli), St. George's Church (Puthupalli), St. Joseph's Monastery, Mannanam, Kaduthuruthi Valiapalli, Vimalagiri Church, St. Thomas Church (Pala), St. Thomas Church (Cherpungal) and Aruvithira Church.
Forts and Palaces :
St.Angelo's Fort, Bekal Fort, Palakkad Fort, Bolghatty Palace (Bolghatty Island), Alwaye Palace (Mananthavady), Krishnapuram Palace (Kayamkulam), Mattanchery Palace (Kochi), Hill Palace Museum (Thripunithura), Arakkal Palace & Kannur Fort (Kannur District) and Koyikkal Palace (Nedumangad).
Religious Monuments :
Chottanikkara Temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Sabarimala Temple, Vadakkumnathan Temple, Cheraman Juma Masjid, St. Sebastian Church, The Churches at Muttuchira, Aranmula Temple, Jewish Synagogue. Houses, Bungalows & Memorials : Vasco House, Thakur House, Pierce Leslie Bungalow, Koder House, Bishop's House, Bastion's Bungalow, Gundert Bungalow, Mannadi, Chittur Garumadam.