Sri Vallabha Temple - Thiruvalla
#5 of 42 Places to Visit in Kottayam
Distance (From Kottayam): 29 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: This place is located near Thiruvalla and it can be visited along with following places around Thiruvalla:
Sri Vallabha Temple - Thiruvalla (4 Kms from Thiruvalla)
St. George Orthodox Church - Thiruvalla (5 Kms from Thiruvalla)
Thrikkakkudi Rock-Cut Temple - Kaviyoor (6 Kms from Thiruvalla)
Mahadeva Temple - Kaviyoor (6 Kms from Thiruvalla)
St .Mary's Orthodox Church - Niranam (10 Kms from Thiruvalla)
Chakkulathukavu Temple (11 Kms from Thiruvalla)
At a distance of 29 Kms from Kottayam, 35 Kms from Alappuzha & 33 kms from Pathanamthitta, Sri Vallabha Temple is located near Thiruvalla town (4 Kms) in Pathanamthitta district.
This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one among the 108 Diva Kshetrams in India. This temple is built in typical Kerala style of temple architecture with fine carvings and murals. The inner sanctum of the temple houses a 6 feet tall idol of Maha Vishnu. The flag staff of the temple is made out of granite and it is about 50 feet tall. A 3 feet idol of Garuda (the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu) is installed on top of the flagstaff.
This temple is famous for the traditional Kathakali performances almost every night and it is perhaps the only temple in Kerala where Kathakali is regularly performed as a ritual offering to a deity, after the evening Pooja
The annual festival of the temple is celebrated in Feb / Mar and the Utharaseeveli festival is celebrated for one day on Mar / Apr.