Thrithala, Palakkad is an important archaeological site of Kerala. Thrithala is located at a distance of 75 kilometers from Palakkad, on the banks of the River Bharatapuzha. The most fascinating thing about Thrithala is that it is an ancient archaeological site of Kerala and is still well preserved even today. The place is known for its excellent Ayurvedic treatments that are offered in some of the best resorts and hospitals built there.
Thrithala is known for its historic ruins and monuments that date back to as early as the 9th or 10th century. Thrithala is famous for its Shiva temple that has an interesting story behind it. According to legends, a child known as Agnihotri went to the river with his mother to bathe. The child collected some sand and formed a heap on the shore. When the mother tried to remove it, she found that it had hardened in the form of a Shiva Lingam. Thus, was built the famous Shiva temple that exists even today. It is said that the river changed its course to make space for the temple to be built. One of the oldest temples is the Kattil Madom temple that dates back to the 9th or the 10th century. The architecture of the temple signifies the switch from the Chola to the Pandya style of construction. It is definitely worth a visit and sure to be a photographer’s delight.
How to Reach Thrithala
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore at a distance of 55 kilometers.
The nearest railway station is 19 kilometers from Thrithala at a place called Pattambi.
Thrithala can be easily reached as Palakkad is well connected to the rest of Kerala by a good network of motorable roads.