Mangala Devi Temple, Thekkady

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Mangala Devi Temple is one of the major tourist attractions located at a distance of about 15 km from Thekkedy. The temple is positioned on top of a peak which is at a height of 1337 meters above sea level and offers a picturesque view of the surrounding hills and tracts. This ancient temple is surrounded by dense forests are travelers will find it truly mesmerizing.

The structure of this spectacular stone temple attests to the grandeur of traditional Pandian architectural style. Goddess Mangala, who is also known by the name Kannaki, is the presiding deity of the temple. Visitors are not allowed on all days except during the Chithra Pournami festival day which is observed in the month of May. However with prior permission from the Chief Conservator of Forests, travelers can make an entry into this temple on other days.

The only means to access this 2000 years old temple are jeeps which travelers can hire from Kumily. The temple offers a scenic setting and tranquil ambience to the visitors and the spot is definitely worth a visit.


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