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Greenhaven Tours in Kerala offers Pilgrimage tour packages to India’s most renowned, sacred and holy destinations with varied beliefs and faiths and has uniquely designed special pilgrimage tourism in India to fulfill your spiritual wishes. Come join us on this spiritual journey…
Adi Sankara Temple Kalady
Kalady is the birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya, the great Advaita philosopher of the 8th century. Kalady is 19 km from Aluva. Temples dedicated to Sri Sankara, Sarada Devi, Sri Krishna, and Sri Ramakrishna add to the sanctity of the destination. A place called Crocodile Ghat is where Sri Sankara took his vows of renunciation. According to legend, a crocodile caught hold of him and refused to release him until Sankara’s mother Aryamba permitted him to accept Sanyas (renunciation).
The Mookambika Devi Temple is situated at Kollur, Udupi District in the state of Karnataka, India is dedicated to Mookambika Devi. Historically, the temple is at least 1200 years old and legend has it that King Halugallu Veera Sangayya installed the idol there.
Dargah Sharif or Ajmer Sharif is a Sufi shrine of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. The shrine is a grave (Maqbara) of the revered saint, Moinuddin Chisti.
Our Lady of Good Health, also known as Our Lady of Vailankanni, is a celebrated Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is believed to have appeared in Velankanni Town, Tamil Nadu, India.
St. Alphonsa’s Church
St. Alphonsa Church, Bharananganam, Kottayam. St. Alphonsa is the first woman saint of India. Devotees from all over the world visit the church irrespective of their caste and creed to seek the blessings of this famous saint. Bharananganam has become a spiritual haven and the Church is a beacon of hope for the heartbroken and a sanctuary for the children of God.
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a famous Vedic temple in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The Tirumala Hill is 853 m above sea level and is about 10.33 square miles in area. It comprises of seven peaks representing the seven heads of Adisesha, thus earning the name Seshachalam. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Venkateswara is known by other names – Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.
The Hill Temple of Palani is one of the most famous temples of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the town of Palani, situated in the foothills of the eponymous Palani Hills. The temple is 100 km southeast of Coimbatore and at a similar distance northwest of Madurai.
Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna (an avatar of Lord Vishnu). It is located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala, India. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus of Kerala and is often referred to as ‘Bhuloka Vaikunta’ which translates as the ‘Holy Abode of Lord Vishnu on Earth’.
Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. It is the most famous and prominent among all the Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is situated on a hilltop (about 3000 feet above sea level). There is a place near the temple on the eastern side of the Sannidhanam, dedicated to Vavar (a Sufi and a friend of Lord Ayyappa) which is called ‘Vavarunada’, the epitome of religious harmony. Pilgrims have to follow fasting for 41 days to cleanse their minds before going to Sabarimala.
The Cheraman Masjid is said to be the very first mosque in India, it was built in 629 AD by Malik ibn Dinar, and is situated in Methala, Kodungallur in Kerala. It is believed that this mosque was first renovated and reconstructed in the 11th century AD.