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Located on the southern part of Alappuzha, Mavelikara is a subtle town rich in culture and history. Surrounded by numerous religious centres like Chettikulangara Temple, Mannarsala Temple, Chakkulathukavu temple, Parimala Palli etc, it has been a centre of religious harmony, culture and arts for several centuries. One can also identify a very rare statue of Buddha in the sitting posture in this town. Indraprastha Mavelikara stands testimony to the new world comforts one can experience in this old world charm. The hotel boasts of a vast lobby with endless list of amenities and eateries to captivate its guests.

Chettikulangara Bhagavathi Temple

Chettikulangara Bhagavathy temple is situated near Mavelikkara. It is one of the most renowned Devi temples in Kerala, with Sree Bhadrakali as the main deity. There are various other sub deities in shrines located adjacent to the temple. One of the important festivals celebrated here is the Chettikulangara Bharani. A prominent highlight of the festival is Kettukazhcha where giant, elaborately decorated structures of temple cars known as Kuthira, chariots known as Theru, icons of Gods are all paraded to the temple.

Buddha Statue

Buddha sculpture, declared as a protected moment in 1966 by the Department of Archaeology, can be seen at Budha Junction at the Bharanikavu temple premises. It stands proof to Onattulkara’s Budhist cultural influence in the ancient times. The statue is of three feet in height and is in sitting posture on a pedestal. The javala, ushnisha and the upper cloth spread over the image's chest are visible. The characteristic ornamentation of Buddha displayed in the image indicates the skilled craftsmanship. Statue dates back to the 9th century.

Mannarsala Temple

Nestled in a forest glade near Haripad, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja temple is dedicated to the serpant God- Nagaraja. The temple is marked with over thirty thousand paintings and drawings of snakes along the path and over the trees in the surrounding grove. It is internationally known and is mostly visited by women seeking fertility. And when their prayers are heard, they come here to conduct thanksgiving ceremonies and most of the times bring along more snake paintings to adorn the spot.

Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, Harippad

Popularly known as South Palani or Dakshina Palani, Sree Subramanya Swami temple at Harippad in Alappuzha district is one of the oldest shrines in Kerala. The presiding deity of this 3500 year-old temple has the largest dhwajastambham (flag mast) among Kerala temples.

Parumala Church

Malankara Orthodox Church at Parumala in Pathanamthitta district is believed to be one of the oldest churches in India. Locally known as Parumala Pally, it is located on the banks of River Pamba, this church is believed to be more than 2000 year old. It is the tomb church of Parumala Thirumeni or Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios. The commemoration day (Ormaperunnal) is a great event associated with the pilgrim center which is celebrated on 1st and 2nd November every year.

Panayannarkavu Temple

Panayannar Kavu Bhadrakali Temple situated at adistance of 1km from Parumala junction in Thiruvalla - Mavelikkara road. Here goddess deity of Kali here is called Panayannarkkavilamma. Mandala pooja, Shivarathri, Vishu and Thulam Aayilyam are the main festivals here.

Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace, had been built during the reign of Travancore King Marthanda Varma (1729-1758). Palace is a traditional Pathinarukettu with 22 rooms and four Nadumittams, the courtyard at the centre of the traditional houses of Kerala. The other unique element found in Krishnapuram palace is one of the largest murals of Kerala 'Gajendra Moksha' drawn in the ' Thevaramuri' of the palace

Oachira Parabrahma Temple

This temple is one of the popular pilgrim spots of Kerala. Oachira is on the fringe of Kollam and Alappuzha districts, located adjacent to the National Highway 66. This very ancient pilgrimage center is centered on the Para Brahma temple that is devoted to the Para Brahman or Param Brahman or Ohmkaram (The Universal Consciousness) and covers around thirty six acres of land.