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“9th Century Jain Temple, scenic place up on the hills”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kallil Devi Temple

Kallil Devi Temple
Kochi (Cochin), India
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“9th Century Jain Temple, scenic place up on the hills”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Kallil temple is in the Southern Indian state of Kerala; 30 Kms away from Kochi International Airport (IATA: COK); 50 Kms from the city of Kochi. This is a 9th Century cave temple built by the Jains; later acquired by the hindus subsequent to decline of Jainism in the region. The main deity is positioned in a cave with a massive single stone roof. The temple have marvelous work on stones - like the single stone carved ladder in front of the Srikovil (the main entrance to the deity); tall stone pillars and carvings of Jain Thirthankaras.

The location is scenic with a very nice areal view of the village. Enjoy the peace and tranquility in the atmosphere. Can climb to the top of nearby rocks and enjoy better views; and visit the remnants of stone carvings during the construction.

Reaching there and tips for visit : Quality stay is available at the Kochi airport (30 Kms) or City of Kochi (50 Kms) only. Road travel can take an hour or 2 respectively. Backpackers stay possible at nearby towns of Peumbavoor, Muvattupuzha or Kothamangalam; all located 13 Kms away from Kallil. Carry lunch. Water and snacks available locally. Do respect the temple regulations. Staff and public are friendly and helping.

Visited August 2013
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