Thrikkakkudi Rock-Cut Temple - Kaviyoor
#11 of 28 Places to Visit in Pathanamthitta
Distance (From Pathanamthitta): 29 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: 1. This place can be visited along with Mahadeva Temple - Kaviyoor (1.5 Kms away)
2. 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)
St .Mary's Orthodox Church - Niranam (10 Kms from Thiruvalla)
Chakkulathukavu Temple (11 Kms from Thiruvalla)
At a distance of 6 km from Thiruvalla, & 29 km from Pathanamthitta, Trikkukkudi Rock-Cut Temple is an ancient temple carved on a massive rock located at Kaviyoor near Thiruvalla in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. It is one of the popular heritage sites near Trivandrum, and among the best places to visit near Pathanamthitta.
Dedicated to Lord Siva, Trikkukkudi Rock-Cut Temple is an 8th-century Rock-Cut temple built in Pallava style of architecture and a place of great archeological importance. This temple is one of the three rock-cut temples in Kerala. It is preserved as a monument by the Archaeological Department.
This temple is situated on the banks of the River Manimala. The architecture & sculptures of the temple are unique and famous. Enshrined in a square cave is the main deity of the Lord Siva represented in the form of Sivalinga which is about three feet high and carved out of rock. The shrine also has idols of Ganapathi, Maharshi, and Dwarapalakas. Another noted shrine in Kaviyoor is the Hanuman Temple which stands on a small hillock and is built in the gable style architecture peculiar to Kerala.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM