The State of Kerala has an unbeatable place in Indian tourism history not only because of its multitudinous sightseeing but has holy connection with great epic the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. This diverse land full of mountainous terrains and green valleys and long coastlines, is a popular pilgrimage spot homing temples of various god and goddess from the Hindu mythology. The unique style of temple carving is another point of attraction apart from veneration among devotees. These temples glorifies the magnificent art and architecture of ancient times and gives the glimpse of the blend of more than one art. Temples in Kerala are made up of stone, wood and brick with a distinctive form of architecture hosting deities of a circular or square plan.
Some of the significant temples in the state are Sabarimala Temple, Chettikulangara Temple at Pathupalli, Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple, Padmanabhaswami Temple at Trivandrum, Vaikom Temple and Ananthapura Lake Temple reflecting the religious fervor of Kerala. Thousands of devotees, not only from India but from other countries too, reach to different shrines for the blessings of gods and goddesses.
Festival celebration is another example of devotion of Kerala people to deities as temples are decorated by devotees and numerous local festivals are celebrated with pomp and show. Some of the festivals are Padur Vela and Tharakad Sivan Koil Rathry in Palakkad district, Elephant festival of Thrissur while Janmashtmi – Lord Krishna Birthday and Onam festival is celebrated all around the state.