An elephant at the sanctuary

Guruvayoor Temple and Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kochi

Product ID: 18761

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7 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Visit historic Guruvayoor Temple, a major religious center for devotees of Vishnu in Kerala
  • Gain understanding from a temple guide into India's spiritual tradition, which goes back thousands of years
Any visitor to Kochi who is interested in India's timeless spirituality cannot afford to miss Guruvayoor Temple. Our tour includes a guide to help you understand the fascinating traditions, and shows you the elephant sanctuary and Kerala's backwaters.
What to Expect
Guruvayoor Temple is one of the holiest places to devotees of Vishnu, one of the 3 main Hindu gods, in southern India. Fascinating on its own, the temple is also home to a unique elephant sanctuary.

Centuries of tantric tradition govern the daily routines and rituals of the temple. It houses a revered image of Vishnu in his incarnation as Krishna, hero of the Mahabharata epic, from which the famous Baghavad Gita (song of God) is taken. A large number of pilgrims and tourists visit this fascinating spot every day.

A temple guide will show you around and explain the legends, rituals and traditions associated with the temple. You might witness a Hindu marriage.

Your guide will also show you the famous elephant sanctuary, the only one attached to a Hindu temple. The 68 elephants that currently live there are offerings devotees have made to Vishnu.

Your chauffeured journey from and back to Kochi includes a tour of Kerala's idyllic backwaters.
What's Included
  • Chauffeur-driven transport
  • Sightseeing
  • Guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Backwater tour
  • Camera fee
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Product ID: 18761