Kalill Bhagvathy Temple
#27 of 39 Places to Visit in Kochi
Distance (From Ernakulam Jn (South) Railway Station): 43 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 43 km from Kochi, Kallil Bhagavathy temple or Kallil Kshetram is a famous 9th century rock-cut cave temple situated near Perumbavoor.
It is believed the temple was initially a Jain temple and the idols seen in the temple are believed to be Jainatheertha Parswanathan, Mahaveer and Padmavathi Devi. This temple is now considered as a Hindu pilgrimage with Goddess Durga as the main deity. Siva, Vishnu & Brahma are also worshipped in this temple. The temple is located on a 30 acres hill with 120 well laid stone steps to reach the temple. The temple is maintained by the Kallil Pisharody family.
The annual festival of the temple is celebrated for 8 days in the months of November / December.
The temple is open only till afternoon.