Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple is located at Palappuram, Palakkad District, Kerala.The Chinakkathoor Pooram is held annually at the Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple.The limelight of the festival is on a grand procession of 33 tuskers. The highlight of the evening festivities is a grand procession of 33 tuskers. Traditional performances of the Panchavadyam or the temple orchestra and various other art forms like Vellattu, Theyyam, Poothanum thirayum, Kaalavela, Kuthiravela, Aandi Vedan, Karivela, and so on are also performed.The Tholppavakkoothu, a ritualistic shadow puppet show, is presented at the temple premises every evening for the 17 days preceding the festival. Another beautiful sight is the procession of sixteen well-decorated models of the kuthira (horse) and the kaala (bull) brought ceremoniously to the temple by devotees.The highlight of the daylong pooram at the Temple is a grand procession of 33 gaily caparisoned elephants in the evening. Tholpavakoothu (shadow puppetry) is conducted on 17 evenings before the pooram.

Once you are in Kerala during the festival season here, you may exclaim that it is the land of Poorams, the festivals. There are many major and minor Poorams during the season and Chinakkathoor Pooram is one such festival which you will simply love to be part of.

Location info:

Address: Palappuram Near Ottapalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India.
District: Palakkad District.
Nearest City: Coimbatore, Pollachi, Cherpulachery, Shoranur, Thrissur and Madurai.
Best time to visit: February to March/April.


Interesting things to do:

Watch the grand procession of 33 tuskers and art forms like Vellattu, Theyyam, Poothanum thirayum, Kaalavela, Kuthiravela, Aandi Vedan, Karivela. Visit also Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple.

Interesting things to Visit:


It is a location in the Anamalai Hills. It is about 37 kms from Pollachi. This small town is an ideal picnic spot. Arrangements are available at Topslip to take tourists around the Sanctuary on elephant back or by van.

Thirumoorthy Temple:

It is situated at the foot of Thiru moorthy Hills adjoining the Thirumoorthy Dam. This is about 20 kms from Udumalpet on the Highway from Palani to Coimbatore. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri Amaralingeswarar temple and nearby there is a waterfalls. The Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms from here.

Parambikulam - Aliyar Multipurpose Project:

This project consists of a series af dams interconnected by tunnels and canals at various elevation in order to harness the Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar, Sholiyar, Thunkadavu, Thenkkadi and Palar rivers, laid for irrigation and power generation.

Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary:

This Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 mts in the Western Ghats near Pollachi (about 90 Kms from Coimbatore). The area of the sanctuary is 958 sq.kms. It has various kinds of fauna like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth-bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, porcupine, flying squirrel, jackal, pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed drongo, red-whiskered bulbul, black headed oriole, tree pie, spotted dove, green pigeon, etc.

Silent Valley:

Silent Valley is a virgin, fragile forest, nestled in the mountain folds of the Nilgiris in Southern India. In God’s own country, Kerala, Silent Valley is surely God’s own abode. It has etymological connotations to the absence of noisy insect cicadas that are generally abundant in tropical rain forests, although now, cicadas form an integral part of the forest.

Palakkad Fort:

Palakkad Fort was built by Hyder Ali, the mighty ruler of Mysore, in the year 1766 A.D. The fort was primarily built to speed up the communication between Coimbatore and the West Coast. The region, during those days had a great strategic importance. The fort however fell into the hands of British Empire in the year 1784 after a siege that lasted 11 days. With the Zamorin's capture of the fort, the dispute and the battle was not meant to end there. The British recaptured the fort in the year 1790 A.D. and with that established their stronghold in the region. Palakkad Fort, at present, is looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Mathur Mana Temple:

This hindu temple is situating in thottakkara 1.5 kms awway from Ottapalam railway station .This is a vinayaka temple and having a key role in Chinakkathoor pooram.

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Police Station:

Chelakkara Police Station
Pazhayannur Road
Chelakkara, Kerala.

Police Station
Mannarkkad, Kerala.

Police Station
Perintalmanna, Kerala.

Karunya Nagar Police Station
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tel:0422 2615701.

Thondamuthur Police Station
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 0422 2617258.

Nearest Hospital:

Ashwini Hospital
Ottappalam Main Road
Ottapalam, Kerala

SEMALK Hospital
Palakkad Ponnani Road
Ottapalam, Kerala

Valluvanad Hospital
Killickkavu Temple Road
Ottapalam, Kerala

Seventh day adventist Hospital
Ottapalam, Kerala.

Sandhya Ram Hospital
Kadampazhipuram 678633

Aihms homoeopathy multi speciality clinic
NH 213, Perintalmanna
Kerala 679322
Tel: 049 33326676 – 09447630668 – 0994603000.

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