The ancient temple at Thiruvalathoor attracts pilgrims and travelers with its exquisite stone sculptures and fine woodwork. The wall of the temple has around 4000 fixed stone lamps and it shall be a beautiful experience to watch the lit lamps at night. According to legends, the outer wall of the temple was constructed by an army of gods. They worked throughout the night but left the work incomplete by dawn to avoid seeing them by humans. Even after several attempts, nobody could complete this work. The popular belief among devotees is that humans cannot finish this task. The Mizhavu, a commonly used instrument while performing some temple arts like Kudiyattom and Chakyarkoothu, is another attraction of this temple. It is said to be the biggest existing mizhavu in the world. The ancient temple at Thiruvalathoor is only 6 kilometers away from Palakkad railway station. Coimbatore Airport in Tamil Nadu is the closest airport to this temple. It is almost 50 kilometers away from this shrine. Explore centuries-old temples of Kerala conveniently and at affordable rates through the pilgrimage holiday packages of Tour My India.