To truly discover the history of Kerala and to learn more about this state’s rich cultural heritage, you must check into a Club Mahindra resort in Kerala and take a Heritage Tour. So, when it comes to checking out things to do in Cherai, why not treat your family to a Heritage Tour? You’ll discover that with a blend of Muslim, Hindu and Christian influences, the unique culture of Kerala will come alive through its many architectural wonders that include:

Hill Palace

Located at Thrippunithura, The Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. It was built in 1865 and was once the official residence of the Maharaja of Cochin. Just as the name suggests, the massive palace is located on a hill and has a beautiful garden. The enormous palace complex is famous for being a full-fledged ethnoarchaeological museum and the first ever heritage museum of the state. And if your kids are intrigued by the Gold Crown (embedded with precious stones), which is on display here, make the Palace a must-visit on your Heritage Tour.

Cheruman Perumal Jama Masjid

Legend states that it was built in 629 AD, which makes it the first mosque to be built in the country. Hailed as one of the most important turning points of history, it imbibes both the Hindu and Arabic architectural styles, and thus attracts devotees of all religions. The serenity that surrounds the area and the lamp here, that is said to have been lit for over a thousand years, make it a must-visit on your Heritage Tour.

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

One of the most ancient temples in Kerala, this temple is dedicated to a dominant form of Shakti – Goddess Bhadrakali. An aura of mystery shrouds the temple and you’ll be told that the phenomenal powers of the temple are believed to be residing in the five Sri Chakras installed by none other than Adi Shankaracharya himself! A fascinating aspect of this temple is that it is believed that the puja or rituals are conducted under the instructions of the Goddess herself. Ready to witness its magic on your Heritage Tour?

Mar Thomas Pontifical Shrine

The church, also known as Marthoma Pontifical shrine, stands on the banks of the River Periyar. It is believed that St. Thomas, the apostle landed in Kerala on November 21st, 52 A.D. He is believed to have formed seven churches in Kerala, the first one being this particular shrine. The bone of the right arm of St. Thomas was brought from Ortona in Italy and enthroned in the present Pontifical shrine. This beautiful blue and white shrine must feature on your itinerary, when you undertake the Heritage Tour! 

Ready to see the marvels of Kerala, while on your Heritage Tour? Well then, make haste and book your tickets right away. To know more about the Heritage Tour experience, read the Club Mahindra member reviews.

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