Guruvayur is located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. The place is also referred as 'Bhooloka Vaikuntam' (earthly abode of Lord Vishnu). Here it is considered auspicious to witness Lord Guruvayurappa’s (Lord Krishna - 8th avatar of Vishnu) everyday routine starting from ‘Nirmalyam’ (witnessing the idol) to the ‘Athazha Seeveli’ (daily rituals). A thousand lamps that light up the temple, the delicious Prasadam made by the temple priests and the dance rituals at the Melpathoor auditorium are just right to immerse your mind and spirit at this ancient temple town of India. History of Sri Krishna temple.
Located in the heart of the town, Sterling Guruvayur is just a kilometre from the 5000-year-old Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple and a short distance from the equally old Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, welcoming the guests to an idyllic pilgrimage sojourn.
ABOUT STERLING GURUVAYUR
Sterling Guruvayur features 71 spacious rooms which include 64 well-appointed classic rooms and 7 premier rooms. It is the first branded national hotel/resort chain in Guruvayur where the signature Sterling hospitality ensures that you are wrapped around in warmth, comfort and convenience.
All rooms are equipped with a tea and coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, safety locker, large storage space and a bath area with premium bath amenities. Built in typical Kerala-style architecture, reminiscense of the temples there, the lobby is ornate with rich Burma teakwood, embellished with mythical art and extends a traditional passage with wooden pillars leading to Varishta - an all vegeterian pan Indian restaurant.
The wafting flavours of filter coffee, authentic delicacies from Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and North India and the chef’s special continental varieties are sure to treat your taste buds with gastronomical wonders. Celebrate auspicious beginnings like weddings, anna prasadam, naming/craddle ceremonies or other social events within close proximity to the deity’s shrine. Pilgrims embarking on the spiritual journey of Sabarimala can also take a pit-stop at Sterling Guruvayur during the season of Mandala Pooja as it is considered pious to attend this activity at Guruvayur temple and take the Prasadam – ‘Panchagavya’ which is said to cleanse inner impurities.
Sterling Guruvayur offers a pilgrimage circuit connecting major temples like Mammiyur Mahadev Temple, Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Sree Chamundeswari Temple, Vadakkunnathan Temple and Kodungaloor Bhagavathi Kshetram. Other attractions like Punathurkota Elephant Sanctuary, Mural Art Institute, Palayur Church and the Chetuva backwaters are also at close proximity to the resort . The famous Athirapally falls is a 2 hour drive from the resort.
Guruvayur being the epitome of divinity, it is considered as a holy destination for Hindu weddings and they are planned throughout the year. If you’re visiting this town during the month of May, you can witness the world-famous 'Thrissur Pooram', a magnificent temple festival that blends the spiritual and cultural essence of Kerala.
When you stay at Sterling Guruvayur, a resort that resonates perfectly with the town’s historic culture, you are not just choosing a convenient place to stay, but also soaking in the most authentic experiences that’ll whisk you away to 5000 years old legends and lores, and many discoveries waiting to be explored. Come, experience it all with Sterling Guruvayur.
At Varishta, indulge in the all vegetarian multi-cuisine specials. Experience a range of pan Indian cuisines, select oriental and continental delicacies in an expansive dining atmosphere. Savour the popular and authentic native dishes like Karingali Vellam, Puttu and Kadala Curry, Ada Pradhaman, Palada Payasam, Kappa, Ulli Theyal etc. along with the chef’s regional specials.
Varishta offers seating capacity of 80 guests with a private dining area.