Vaikom Shiva Temple

Visited mostly by Hindus

Vaikom is famous for its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is located around 31 km from Kottayam in Kerala and is closely associated with the legendary Parasurama. This temple is a typical example of the Kerala style of temple architecture. More popular known as the Kasi of the South, this temple is famous for its elephant pageants and traditional art performances.