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Guruvayur / Guruvayoor is a famous Krishna temple located in the town of Guruvayur in the Thrissur district of Kerala.Guruvayoorappan has a distinct place in every heart and every Malayali household. Guruvayoor Sree krishna Temple has emerged as one of the most important places of worship in Southern India like Tirupati and Sabarimala.Guruvayur is most famous for its temple, which is many centuries old and one of the most important in Kerala.
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The presiding deity in the sanctum-sanctorum is Mahavishnu. Guruvayur is also known as "Bhuloka Sri Vaikuntham" meaning Heaven in Earth. where the deity reveals himself to his devotees in the same majestic form in which he welcomes them in Vaikuntha, his celestial abode.
Guruvayur lies 25 km to the northwest of Thrissur city.
The temple is being run by the Guruvayur Devaswom Management Committee under the directions of Government of Kerala.
Records indicate the temple to be at least 1000 years old.
Strict dress code exists for devotees who wish to enter the Guruvayoor temple. Men are to wear Mundu and a small piece of cloth (Veshthi) to cover chest.  Girls and women are not supposed to wear any trouser like dresses. Women are expected to wear Sari and young girls are to wear long skirt and blouses.Presently the dress code for women have been relaxed with Salwar Kameez/Churidar being allowed.

Bangalore to Guruvayoor:
Guruvayur is around 420 KM from Bangalore. Here is the route.
Bangalore -->Mandya (95 KM)
Mandya  --> Mysore (46 KM)
Mysore --> Gundlupet (59 KM)
Gundlupet --> Gudalur (50 KM)
Gudallur --> Malappuram (80 KM)
Malappuram --> Ponnani (54 KM)
Ponnani --> Guruvayur (30 KM)


Festivals at the Guruvayur temple:
The utsavam in Guruvayur is in the month of Kumbham (Feb-Mar) and the celebrations are spread over a period of 10 days.

The Guruvayur Ekadesi falls in the month of Vrischika (Nov-Dec). Once when Lord Maha Vishnu visited the abode of Yama, he heard heart rending cries of people tortured for their sins. The Lord wanted to save them from more suffering and uttered the word Ekadesi.

Chembai Sangeetholsavam
Chembai Sangeetholsavam is an annual Carnatic music festival held in Guruvayur by the Guruvayur Devaswom

How to reach Guruvayoor?
By Bus:

Buses operate every few minutes from Thrissur Shaktan Thampuran Bus Stand Thrissur.
Buses also operate from Ernakulam, North Paravur, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Pamba/Sabarimala, Palakkad, Mavelikkara, Kozhikode, Kodungallur and Thiruvananthapuram.

By Train:
The nearest railway station is at Guruvayur.
Passenger trains operate from the Guruvayur station to Thrissur and Kochi, as well as an overnight express train to Thiruvananthapuram and further to Chennai.

By Air:
The nearest airport (75 km) is Cochin International Airport, at Nedumbassery near Kochi.
Kozhikode International Airport is also around 85 Kms from Guruvayoor, it will take approximately 2 hrs to reach Guruvayur by bus or by car.

Guruvayur Hotels


Kanoos Residency ,4 Star
Guruvayoor

Hotel Sopanam Heritage, 3 Star
East Nada,
Guruvayur

Krishna Inn, 3 Star
East-Nada P.O.,
Guruvayur

Hotel Horizon International
South Nada
Guruvayoor

Hotel Elite
East-Nada P.O.,
Guruvayur

Fort Gate Hotels & Resorts
Kottappady,
Guruvayoor

Hotel R.V. Tower
East Nada,
Guruvayoor,


Guruvayoor Resort
Near Parthasarathy Temple
Guruvayur

Hotel Vishak International
East Nada,
Guruvayoor

Mayura Residency
West Nada Guruvayoor,
Thrissur

Hotel Nandanam
East Nada,
Guruvayoor

Rugmini Regency
Guruvayoor

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  1. Good Info on Bangalore to Guruvayoor route. Any information on current road condition would be highly appreciable ( Dec 2009 )..Thanks

    Guruvayur is around 420 KM from Bangalore. Here is the route.
    Bangalore -->Mandya (95 KM)
    Mandya --> Mysore (46 KM)
    Mysore --> Gundlupet (59 KM)
    Gundlupet --> Gudalur (50 KM)
    Gudallur --> Malappuram (80 KM)
    Malappuram --> Ponnani (54 KM)
    Ponnani --> Guruvayur (30 KM)

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