Since years, Kerala has been described by philosophers and historians as God’s Own Country’. It seems true when one looks at the number of places of worship and pilgrimages situated here. It isn’t the fact that the pilgrimages located here belong to a particular religion. You can see from the cultural and religious diversity in the state, which India is so proud of. ‘God’s Own Country’ hosts a number of religious festivals throughout the year. Almost every Temple or Mosque in Kerala has its own festival, which are celebrated annually by the devotees with much pomp and show.
Elephants decorated with traditional patterns and adorned with gold and silver ornaments are a common sight at such festivals. These animals have a special place in the hearts of people of Kerala. The presence of a number of temples along with mosques and churches at close proximity gives this state a wholesome feel, which can only be felt after visiting this place. Kerala can truly be called a secular state of India. One during his/her stay at Kerala is touched several times by the enigmatic feeling of refinement and spirituality; and this feeling is such that one cannot be left untouched of the sanctity of this place.
Arthunkal Church, located in Alappuzha (Alleppey), is one of the oldest churches built in Kerala. There are different theories regarding the name of the church. One of the most believable arguments states
Malayattoor Church is a famous Catholic church and one of the important Christian pilgrimage centers in Kerala. Located in Malayattoor of Ernakulam district in Kerala, a number of tourist and pilgrims visit this church during the annual festival
Sabarimala is one of the most popular pilgrim centers in Kerala. Located in Pathanamthitta, Sabarimala is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The pilgrimage site is located on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats. It is accessible only by
Explore the popular pilgrimage spots, where thousands of devotees turn-up to offer prayers.