Hotel Priya to be precise, the epitome of Kerala’s hospitality has been pride of Chengannur since it inception in 1981. Being a fully equipped Two Star Hotel, Priya provides you with a multitude of services that are sure to make your business trip, leisure trips an overwhelming experience and also an ideal stopover point for Pilgrim to Sabarimala Temple. Well known for its natural beauty, invincible traditional culture, unique art forms, ethnic and delicious food and its world famous therapies of Ayurveda, all makes kerala, one among the Must Visit Places in the world.
Established in 1981, Hotel Priya is one of the pioneering hotels in Chengannur and is situated besides the Holy river Pamba, 110 kms to the South of Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery and 100 kms to the North of Trivandrum. The Chengannur Railway Station is only 1 km away from the Hotel and the K.S.R.T.C. Bus Depot is in a walkable distance. Hotel Priya is also an ideal stopover point for various piligrimage destinations like Sabarimala temple, Aranmula temple and Parumala Church.
Located about 90km from chengannur, Sabarimala is one of the most famous pilgrim centres in India. The temple is dedicated to Sri Ayyappa and is held by millions as a very sacred spot. The pilgrimage season starts in November and ends in January.
The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (approximately 15 November to 26 December), Makaravilakku or "Makara Sankranti" (14 January) and Maha Vishuva Sankranti (14 April), and the first five days of each Malayalam month.
The Mahavishnu Temple, Thrichittatt, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Supreme God Vishnu and located in Chengannur, Alappuzha District, Kerala, South India. Constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, by Nammalwar, who lived 5000 years back. It is one of the five ancient shrines in the Chengannur area of Kerala, connected with the legend of Mahabharata, where the five Pandavas are believed to have built one temple each; Thrichittatt Maha Vishnu Temple by Yudhishthira, Puliyur Mahavishnu Temple by Bheema, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple by Arjuna, Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple by Nakula and Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple by Sahadeva.
Aranmula Boat Race the oldest river boat fiesta in Kerala is held during onam season. The snake boat moves in pairs to the rhythm of full-throated singing as thousands of people gather on the banks of the river Pampa to watch the snake boat races in front of Aranmula Parthasasarthy Temple...
Thousands of people gather on the banks of the river Pampa to watch the snake boat races. The oarsmen sing traditional boat songs and wear white mundu and turbans. The golden lace at the head of the boat, the flag and the ornamental umbrella at the center make it a show of pageantry too.
Parumala is a sacred land that attracts pligrims of every religion from every courner of India because of the presence of the very famous Parumala church.
Parumala church is the tomb church of Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios or Parumala Thirumeni. He died on 2 November 1902 at the age of 54. Many testimonies to the saintly intercession of Mar Gregorios made Parumala Church and the tomb a centre of pilgrimage.
My first visit to Chengannur.....Magical experience....lovely hotel.....quaint but warm and friendly.....very good staff and hospitality....Recommend it highly especially for those wanting a different but interesting experience. Hope to come here again.
My stay exceeded my expectations...room, comfy-like home. All of the extras are here. The business center is a major convenience-very nice! I liked the place, the hospitality, and the concept.
Exceeds my expectations. It was a pleasant and enjoyable stay. Thank you for making our stay in your hotel a pleasant and enjoyable one.
Wonderful place to be in Chengannur, we had a very good time, and on top of that, tasty food. Thank you to the Hotel Priya team, for the smile and the kindness. All our best regards.