Karikkakom Chamundi Devi also known as Karikkakom Devi Temple is a famous Temple in Trivandrum, Kerala. Located 7 km east of Thiruvananthapuram city, this holy attraction calls many followers of Goddess Chamunda (Durga). This temple sits amidst tall swinging coconut palms and lush green plants giving it a fresh ambience. Karikkakom Chamundi Devi temple is more than 600 years old and it houses idols like Goddess Karikakathamma (an incarnation of Goddess Parvati), Goddess Raktha Chamundi, Goddess Bala Chamundi, Sree Dharmashasta, Lord Maha Ganapathy etc.
Karikkakom is just 7 km from Thiruvananthapuram city and you can get to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple via local transport. The nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central Railway Station and Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station bus station is the closest.
When you visit Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, you can also visit other attractions like St. Joseph’s Church, Veli Lake and Tourist Village, Shanghumukham Beach and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.
October to February is generally considered the best time to visit this attraction in Kerala. Or you can visit during Pongala, a harvest festival of Kerala and Tamil Nadu during the month of March.
Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple is opened every day. The timings are 5:00 am to 11:30 am and 5:00 pm to 08:00 pm.