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Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalapuzha

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 37°C)
·  Winter: November-February (17°C - 32°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  September-March

Opening Time: 05:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m.
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One among the three popular temples dedicated to Lord Krishna in the state of Kerala, the Sri Krishna Temple Ambalapuzha is a revered pilgrimage site. Constructed somewhere around 15th to 17th century, the temple flaunts the heart-warming Kerala architecture and houses the Krishna idol, carved out of black granite and holding a whip and a conch in its arms. Krishna is worshipped here as Parthasarthi which means the charioteer of Arjuna (Partha), one of the five Pandavas from Mahabharata.

The major attraction of the temple is the special prasada called payasam (a sweet made of milk and rice) cooked and served to the devotees on everyday basis. The temple is also famous for hosting a number of grand festivals like Ambalapuzha Temple Festival, Aaraattu Festival, Chambakulam Moolam Water Festival, Pallipana and others.

One can find beautiful all paintings depicting ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu at the temple. Put on display is Mizhavu, a huge percussion instrument made of copper in the shape of a drum.

Road: Located about 14 km. from the district headquarters Alleppey, the town of Ambalapuzha is accessible by National Highway 47. State transport buses connect the two destinations and also the town with other popular towns and cities. Taxi services are also available to make the access easier to the town and the temple.

Railway: Ambalapuzha’s own railway station is only about a km. from the temple, while the major railhead is at Alleppey (about 15 km. away). Cabs are readily available at these stations for road trip to the temple.

Airway: The closest airport is the Cochin International Airport which is about 98 km. from the temple. Taxis are the preferred modes from the airport to reach the temple.