#23 of 28 Places to Visit in Pathanamthitta
Distance (From Pathanamthitta): 6 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 6 Kms from Pathanamthitta, Valamchuzy Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari is situated on the banks of River Anchankovil. It is one of the oldest temples in Pathanamthitta.
This temple is surrounded by the river of three sides and hence the name - Valamchuzy. This area was once a dense forest with many medicinal herbs. Though exact history of the temple is not available, it's believed to be more than 2000 years old. The temple was severely damaged by the floods in 1096 AD.
The festival of the temple is celebrated for a period of 4 months between Malayalam months of Makaram to Medam (January-April). Makara Barani, Kumbha Bharani, Meena Bharani and Meda Bharani are celebrated during this festival period.