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Aluva Manapuram

 

 

Aluva(Alwaye)

Aluva, home to the summer residency of the Travancore royal family - the Alwaye Palace -[2] is also famous for theSivarathri festival celebrated annually at the sandbanks of Periyar. The Advaita Ashrams in Aluva founded in 1913 by Sree Narayana Guru, one of India's greatest social reformers adds to the cultural significance of the town. Aluva, home to the summer residency of the Travancore royal family - the Alwaye Palace.The important pilgrim centre and summer resort is located on the left bank of Periyar river, 25km.north –east of Kochi.The river is ideal for bathing here and is a popular picnic site. Another attraction is a Shivalingam on the sand bank. Popular tourist spots include: • Sivarathri Manappuram • Aluva Palace • Periyar banks • Municipal Park • Adwaitha Ashram • St.Dominic Church • Aluva Masjid • Sree Krishna Temple • Pottachira Sree Krishna Temple • Uliyannoor Sree Mahadeva Temple • Kunjunnikara Juma Masjid