Changanassery, Kerala

Changanassery, also known as Changanacherry, is a municipal town located in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India.

Places to visit

  • Vembanadu Lake : The largest lake in Kerala and the longest lake in all of India is Vembanad. It is known as Vembanadu Lake in Kottayam, Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, and Kochi Lake in Kochi. It spans multiple districts in the state of Kerala. The Kochi Lake part contains a number of small island clusters, such as Vypin, Mulavukad, Vallarpadam, and Willingdon Island. Willingdon Island and Vallarpadam Island are surrounded by Kochi Port. On a part of the lake, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held. At some areas in the Vembanad backwaters, high pollution levels have been observed. The Vembanad wetland has been designated by the Indian government as part of the National Wetlands Conservation Program.
  • Distance: Vembanadu Lake is 29 kilometers away from Changanassery

  • Parumala Church : Bishop of the Malankara Syrian Church, Saint Geevargese Mar Gregorios was also known by the names Parumala Thirumeni and Chathuruthy Kochu Thirumeni. At the ages of 10, 18, and 28, he attained the positions of deacon, priest, and bishop. At the age of 54, he passed away and was laid to rest in Kerala, India's St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Parumala. He became the first canonized Christian saint from India when the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church named him a saint in 1947. He was made a saint by the Syriac Orthodox Church in 1987.
  • Distance: Parumala Church is 17 kilometers away from Changanassery

  • Vazhappally Sree Mahadeva Temple : Lord Parasurama himself carried out the task of mounting Lord Mahadeva’s idol. One of the 108 Siva temples built by Lord Parasurama is this wonderful temple. Parasurama was Lord Maha Vishnu's incarnation during the Thretha Yuga. It is unknown when exactly this temple was built. A few lithic records from Rajasekhara Varma Kulasekhara's (820–844 AD) reign may be found at the Vazhappally Temple, along with some exquisite Daarusilpas (wood carvings) from the seventeenth century that show figures from epics. The Kollam era 840 (AD 1665) Vattezhuttu inscriptions on the northern portion of the base of the cultural shrine suggest that the repairs were finished during this time. It's a historic Grama Kshethra called "Dakshina Kailasam".
  • Distance: Vazhappally Sree Mahadeva Temple is 2 kilometers away from Changanassery

How to Reach

  • By Air - The distance between Kochi Airport and Changanassery is 80.9 kilometers.
  • By Train - Changanassery train Station, which connects to the major cities, is its own train station.

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