Kalady Tourism
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Kalady Tourism

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Kalady Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • District: Ernakulam
Kalady is popular destination located on the banks of Periyar River in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. Kalady is popular among the locals and the travellers for being the birthplace of Adi Sankara, who discovered the Advaita order. Adi Sankara belonged to a Brahmin family of the 8th century and a shrine was built here in his memory.
    
One of the popular attractions located here is the Sri Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam built by the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. It is a memorial shrine, consisting of an octagonal 9-storeyed tower, which depicts the life of a saint and different ways of worshipping. There are different shrines in the temple complex that are dedicated to Goddess Sharada and Dakshinamurti. There is also another popular place here, where Adi Shankara’s mother was cremated, known by the name of Vrindavan.     

In the year 1976, Sri Ramakrishna International Temple was built here, which is a family temple with modern architecture. The temple was renovated in the recent past and is visited by travellers throughout the year. Other attractions located nearby are Malayatoor Church and Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram.

Established in the year 1936, Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram is a monument dedicated to the great visionary Sri Ramakrishna. Kuzhipillykavu Jaladurga Temple. Adi Sankara's Keerthisthambam, which is a large open space, is located on the river banks of the Periyar.

The nearest airport to Kalady is at Kochi, located at a distance of 35 kilometres. Taxi services are easily available from the airport to Kalady. The nearest railway station is located at Kalady, which is also a major railhead of southern India.

The climatic condition of Kalady is mixed with dry summers and warm winters. Summers are from the months of March to May. Monsoons here are from the months of June to September. Winters in Kalady are usually pleasant with temperatures ranging from 22⁰ to 30⁰ Celsius. The best time to visit Kalady is from the month of August to March.

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Ram K

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  • Ram K
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"Kalady experience, a nice place!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 15, 2016
Kalady is the birthplace of Sri adi sankara, this place are located in Kerala. It is very near to Kochi and Aluva. I visited, Sri Krishna temple, Kalli Matha temple, sankar charya sthupam, the Krishna temple is located on the banks of the river Purna. It is one of the rivers in the Kerala. The temples are old construction. It is an amazing experience to me.
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Rishabh Kamal

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"Calm place & environment is very positive"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
Kalady is near Cochin Airport. It is also the birthplace and home of Adi Shankaracharya. It is a very good and worthy spot near Cochin, though not very popular. To understand the essence and message of Adi Shankaracharya and also otherwise to dwell in spiritualism and knowledge, one must visit this place. The place is very calm, environment is very positive. Journey of this Guru and his messages are depicted through a frame of photos and written inscriptions.
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