Guruvayur is a pilgrimage town located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. According to the legends, this town is reckoned amid the oldest towns in India. Guruvayur was found 5000 years ago. This pilgrimage town is best-known for housing the Guruvayur temple. It is a shrine devoted to Lord Krishna and was constructed by the demi-gods Vayu Deva and Brihaspati. Therefore, the name of this temple and town is an amalgamation of the names of the demi-gods.
The town of Guruvayur stands at an elevation of 9 feet above the sea level. The uneven terrains sprawl over an area of 20 sq. km. Guruvayur experiences a tropical moderate climate as the region is surrounded by greenery. It faces mild temperatures across the year. The median temperatures scale between 25°C-33°C amid the year. Guruvayur also receives an annual average rainfall of 1700 mm.
The land of Guruvayur is adorned with eminent attractions that draw countless visitors. These places include the names like the intricate Guruvayur Krishna Temple, Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary, Mammiyoor Temple, along with the astir markets of Guruvayur.