Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple

Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is a Krishna temple situated in Ambalappuzha, a small town in Alappuzha disrict of Kerala, India. The temple is famous for its Palpayasam offering...

The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is a Krishna Temple in the Alappuzha district of Kerala and is believed to have been built in between 15 th and 17 th AD. As per the local history, the temple was built by Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran. The temple is also associated with the Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple and was used as a temporary house for the Sri Krishna Idol for about 12 years during the raids of Tipu Sultan. The payasam made at the temple has a very old legend associated with the temple; according to which Guruvayoorappan comes daily to the temple at the time of Palpayasa Nedyam to have the same.

Travel Tips

The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple has serene surroundings that evoke the feelings of spirituality and inner peace. The place can be enjoyed with friends, family and children. There is a beautiful step well in the temple premises which makes the ambiance all the more majestic. The tour can be planned around the temple festival which was established during 15 th Century AD. The festival is called as the Chambakulam Moolam water festival.

How to Reach

Ambalapuzha Temple is around 14 KM from Alappuzha on the NH 47. It is 108 KM from
Ernakulam and 120 KM from Thiruvananthapuram. The temple can be reached by trains (local railway station at Alappuzha) as well as by aeroplanes (Cochin International Airport at 85 KM). The local residents or travellers staying at Alappuzha will be able to visit the temple via small conveyances.


Temple architecture, natural beauty and spiritual ambiance of the temple, rich historical legacy and getting loomed into the local folklore of the region is what the temple tour is all about. Children, adults and old people will find the temple atmosphere to be very calm and peaceful.

Timings & Season

The temple is open every day from 3 am to 12 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. There is no entry fee to the temple and the best time to visit will be at the time of Palpayasam offering, a delicious milk based dessert.