Guruvayur is a municipal town in Thrissur District, of Kerala State in India. Called as the Bhooloka Vaikuntam or Dwarka of the South, it houses the famous Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.
The Sree Krishna Temple is the fourth biggest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees per day The divine idol installed here represents the enchanting form of Sree Krishna endowed with the four lustrous arms carrying the conch Panchajanya, the discus Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki and the lotus.
Elephant Sanctuary at Punnathur kotta, Guruvayur
Punnathur kotta: This is the famous elephant sanctuary near the temple where jumbo elephants are trained for temple purposes. The sanctuary currently has more than 60 elephants, all of whom were offered by devotees of Lord Guruvayurappan. One of the leading elephant names associated with the temple is that of Guruvayur Kesavan which was a legendary elephant. It has found a place in the temple's folklore.
Mammiyoor Temple: If you are visiting Guruvayoor temple, the visit is not complete without visiting the near by Shiva Temple at Mammiyoor.
TThere is a museum in the office Annex building at East nada. Many rare offerings by devotees to the Lord are exhibited here. The museum is kept open from 8.00 am to 8.00pm on all days except Tuesdays and other holidays