The state of Kerala is located in the south-west region of India. This colourful region attracts hordes of tourists each year to its shores, given its many impressive sights. These include beaches such as Kovalam and Fort Kochi.
Visitors are also attracted to the state’s many ecotourism destinations, such as its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Some of the most popular attractions include the Periyar Tiger Reserve and the Silent Valley National Park.
In the district of Thrissur is the temple town of Guruvayur (also known as Guruvayoor). Though a small town in the state, the town’s home to a major landmark, the Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple. It’s the fourth largest Hindu temple in the country — in terms of the number of worshippers who visit. It’ll come as no surprise then, that many people travel each year to see this famous temple, and of course look for hotels in Guruvayur.
Luxury hotels in Guruvayur
With a very close distance to the temple (450 yards away), Sopanam Heritage is an excellent luxury choice in Guruvayur. The 4-star hotel offers standard double/twin rooms, Superior Deluxe Double rooms, or Executive Suites.
There’s air conditioning in all rooms, as well as a shower and private bathroom. One of the main highlights is the outdoor pool and surrounding garden for guests. Wi-Fi is available in the hotel’s public areas and also has free parking onsite.
Another place within close proximity to the temple (550 yards away), Devaragam Hotel is a firm favourite with visitors.
They offer guests standard double or twin rooms, and deluxe double rooms, all with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant’s vegetarian, and travellers can choose from local or international dishes.
Nakshatra Emerald Inn
This hotel in Guruvayur has 33 rooms that includes Deluxe Double rooms and Premium Suites. Nakshatra Emerald Inn is a non-smoking hotel that’s within close distance to the temple and the Punnathur Kotta elephant camp.
The hotel has a delightful roof terrace, and offers guests a continental breakfast each morning. Free Wi-Fi is also available within the hotel.
Hotel Kanoos Residency
Hotel Kanoos Residency is one of the oldest hotels in Guruvayur, and a long-time favorite with visitors. It has 55 rooms in total — all individually decorated — with complimentary Wi-Fi. Depending on the type of room you book, Double Room or Deluxe Double, there are other amenities also available.
They can include private balconies, a kitchen, or even your very own fireplace! The hotel’s also very close to the temple and other local attractions.
If location’s your number 1 priority, you’ll really enjoy staying at the Mayura Residency. It’s around a 5-minute walk from the Guruvayur temple, and has an impressive 65 rooms in total. Mayura Residency offers suites and deluxe rooms, all with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, as well as complimentary private parking onsite.
The hotel’s Amrutham Restaurant serves up Indian and Chinese cuisine, or you can easily order room service if preferred. The 24-hour desk can exchange currency, and also arrange tours in case you want to explore surrounding areas.