We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guruvayur Temple

Address: Guruvayur, India
Phone Number: 255 6335
Website
Improve this listing
90%
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Guruvayur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks

Hotels near Guruvayur Temple

Write a Review

263 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    178
    59
    21
    2
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chennai (Madras), India
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Guruvayoor temple was initially within the Madras Presidency but right now in Guruvayoor, Thrissur Kerala. It belongs to the States of the South and numerous number of devotees come here everyday. One shouldn't enter the temple premises with pants, shorts, shirts, bunions. you must wear only Dhoti(Veshti) with/without towel over the chest for Male and sarees or chudithar for females.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Its rated as one of the most popular temples in the country but the last few visits make me wonder if the olden day charm that this temple is no longer to be seen. It only longer queues, more rules and lack of that spotless cleanliness that we normally associate with temples in Kerala and Guruvayur temple in particular.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First of all this place is my native (mother side) and so I visit the Guruvayur temple once a month or so.. Great mental relief every time I visit this temple. Sadly non Hindus are not allowed inside temple premises. One point to note as the saying goes that if one visits Guruvayur temple then to complete this pilgrimage one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pune, India
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have being dying to visit this place but somehow things were not going in favour for me, as I had intentions to visit alone. Before my marriage I got a chance to visit and it was awesome. I had stand in a very long queue which was almost to the gate were vehicle pooja usually happens being a national... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vadodara, India
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Most sacred place in Kerala devoted to LORD KRISHNA. Approx. 90 kms from Cochin in the hearts of Guruvaur town. Due to very long Que of devotees it takes 2-3 hours for the darshan of idol. Strict dress code is implemented and temple is closed during noon. All facilities like hotels, restaurants, shops, taxies, buses are available outside the temple.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, one of the most auspicious places of worship for Hindus; often referred to as "BhoolokaVaikuntam" (the holy abode of Vishnu on Earth) is a located in the town of Guruvayur with around 90 kms to cochin airport,20th dec morning we reached guruvayur with my husband..no words to explain... what a crowd..in december is the season... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New Delhi, India
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you really need some peace you must visit Lord Guruvayurappan. Whenever i visit Kerala i plan to have darshan of Lord Guruvayurappan and with his blessings i get a very good darshan.

Was this review helpful? Yes
chennai
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Amidst all the turmoils and troubles of everyday life, a day in Guruvayur temple will surely set your mind at ease. The overpowering aura of Lord Krishna (as Guruvayurappan) is omnipresent in this temple town of Guruvayur. The temple still follows the ancient customs and traditions of yore - which in itself is a rarity in these days. The temple... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The ambience in the temple,the hotels are really good.Guruvayur is mainly a religious place with Lord Shiva,Krishna temple.There is an Elephant kraal which is only 20 mins travelling.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coimbatore, India
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

a must visit for a devote Hindu.Foreigners not allowed.Gents allowed only on a Dhoti! The temple is very old,one,considered as Dwaraka of the South!One shd wait atleast for an hour in the queue!Special Entrance for Senior Citizens between 5:30AM to 7:30 AM!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Guruvayur Temple also viewed

 

Been to Guruvayur Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Guruvayur Temple and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Thrissur, India
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Guruvayur Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?