Athirappilly is the highest waterfall in Kerala falling from a height of 80 feet. Athirappilly marks the entrance to the Sholayar ranges. Located in the middle of forest with vast variety of plant species, Athirappilly is a favorite heaven for nature lovers. The cascading Athirappilly falls is a treat to watch before it plummeting to the Chalakudy River. Athirappilly Waterfalls is located 78 kms from Kochi.
BRUNTON BOATYARD - This is the restored Victorian shipyard. The scenic Cochin Harbour offers air-conditioned rooms with beautiful sea views. A 1-minute walk from Fort Kochi-Vypeen Ferry Terminal, it has an outdoor pool and Ayurvedic massage treatments. The spacious rooms are all equipped with a TV, ironing facilities and hairdryer. Private bathrooms come with hot-water showers and toiletries. 24-hour room service is also available. Brunton Boatyard is a 10-minute walk from Santa Cruz Basilica. It is 15 km from Ernakulam Railway Station and 42 km from Cochin International Airport. Free parking is available. Guests can take part in walking tours organised by the hotel. Laundry services, luggage storage and a steam room are available. Airport shuttles can also be arranged at an extra charge. The restaurant serves Cochin cuisine, while grilled seafood are offered at The Terrace. Other dining options include cocktails at The Armoury Bar, as well as English tea at the outdoor On the Quadrangle cafe.
Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna (an avatar of the god Vishnu), 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 to the Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth.\" However, even though the shrine is considered to be one of the holiest spots for Vaishnavites (Vishnu followers). The temple is not a part of the famous 108 Divya Desams temple list.
Board depticting non-hindus are not allowed inside the temple.
The presiding deity in the Sanctum sanctorum of the Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is Vishnu. The central icon is a four-armed Krishna carrying the conch Pancajanya, the discus Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki and a lotus with a Holy basil garland. This image represents the majestic form of Vishnu as revealed to Krishna\'s parents Vasudeva and Devaki around the time of Krishna\'s birth. Hence Guruvayur is also known as \"Dwarka of South India.\" He is currently worshipped according to routines laid down by Adi Shankara and later written formally in the tantric way, the inter-religious spiritual movement that arose in medieval India, by Cennas Narayanan Nambudiri (born in 1427). The Cennas Nambudiris are the hereditary tantris of the Guruvayur Temple.
The temple (puja) routines are strictly followed. The tantri (high priest) is available full-time at the Temple to ensure this. The Melsanti (Chief Priest) enters the sanctum sanctorum at 2:30 in the morning and does not drink anything up to the completion of \"noon worships\" at 12:30 PM.