Chottanikara Temple in Kerala

Chottanikara Temple in Kerala Chottanikkara is one of the famous Bhagavadhy Kerala Temples located 17kms away from Ernakulam. Durga Devi –  is the presiding deity of the Chottanikara temple. Chottanikara temples is treated as one of powerful temples in Kerala.  This deity was  brought from Mookambika Temple Karnataka,India  and therefore there is a darshan of Mookambika (Saraswathy) Devi till 7am in the morning.

About Chottanikara Temple in Kerala

It is believed that  this temple is most powerful and many have got relieves from this temple. It is said that  offering somethings as they can and by praying  with deep heart,  one gets cured for several diseases especially for mental illness and disorders.  The temple is situated at a hill side  surrounded by green farms  which gives mental peace and harmony to devotees. Millions of pilgrims visit this temple to get the darshan of Devi.

Festivals in Kerala and Temple celebrations

The famous festival of  Kerala is ONAM and on that day there is feast to all pilgrims with every items. Navarathri is one of the famous festivals in kerala that is associated with this temple.  On Viayadasami day of Navarathri ulsavam, Vidhyarambham is conducted in this temple.

On this day  babies the age group of 3 to 6 years  are initiated to education  by writing   and reading in the front of god.
The other festivals in Kerala which falls in the prior months are  Vrishchika,  Kumbam,  Medam and Karkitakam everyone are celebrated with  foods,  stage programmes, Prayers etc.

The annual festival is celebrated in the months of February-March.  During this seasons there are huge crowds to visit.

Travel Tips to Chottanikara Temple in Kerala

Some of the best ways to reach Chottanikara Temple and important information related to temple are given below

LOCATION                                                  :      Near Ernakulam, Kerala
BEST TIME TO VISIT                                 :    October to March
TIMINGS TO VISIT                                       :    4.00 A.M. TO 12 P.M.
4.00 P.M.  TO   8 P.M.

How to reach here:

By Flight                                                           :          Nedumbassery airport is located near Aluva  about 22kms   away  from Ernakulam.

By Rail                                                           :            The nearest station is at Ernakulam it is about17kms  away from Chottanikara.

Trains from Northern and Southern parts  of India stops at   Ernakulam Junction.

Railway address                                         :             Ernakulam Junction,. D.H.Road, Ernakulam South.
Ernakulam Town, Near North Bridge
Phone :   0484-2390920 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0484-2390920      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0484-2390920      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

By  Bus                                                    :      KSRTC and private bus stations are nearby to Ernakulam  Junction.

There are express and fast hire a cab services in kerala from here to  Cities within Kerala and other states.

Phone                                                             :             0484-2352033, 2372033




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  1. 7 Apr 2010
    This is a very interesting site, informative and educational. I enjoyed learning about this destinations. Its so pleasant to visit and the ambiance feels friendly and relaxing. I find it organized and resourceful. Anyone interested on traveling to this country would be well served by it as a travel guide. This is certainly a venue to bookmark for future reference. Reply

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