Kerala has a number of famous pilgrimage sites and pilgrimage centers that consist of ancient temples and shrines, remote places of worship in villages and hills, as well as popular pilgrimage centers full of people scattered throughout Kerala. The sacred temples of Kerala that lies in different parts of this picturesque coconut country are popular with devotees. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, is known as the city of temples. There are hundreds of sacred temples in Thiruvananthapuram alone.
Kerala offers a pure and spotless environment where you can spend your pilgrimage tours in divine prayer, invoking the Almighty by participating in devotional songs, temple festivals and other temple activities. Several fairs and festivals are celebrated. Throughout the year in these places of pilgrimage, with special sets of religious rituals characteristic of specific festivals. Elephants have a special place in the hearts of the people of Kerala and play an important role in religious ceremonies in temples and other sacred places of Kerala.
Kerala has several pilgrimage centers of importance for Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Christians alike. Some of the popular destinations that include temples, churches and mosques are Guruvayoor, Sabarimala, Chottanikkara, Attukal, Bharananganam, Malayattoor, Maramon, Parappanangadi, etc. to worship their divine status and pay tribute. Kerala also houses some ancient Jewish synagogues in the island city of Fort Kochi.