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Address: Kumily, Ldukki District, Thekkady, India

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Chithira Pournami Festival at Mangala Devi temple

It is located in reserve forest (Periyar Tiger Reserve)15 kms from Kumily, Kerala. This temple opens only once in every year on Chithira Pournami day, after that pilgrims and... read more

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located in reserve forest (Periyar Tiger Reserve)15 kms from Kumily, Kerala. This temple opens only once in every year on Chithira Pournami day, after that pilgrims and tourists are not allowed. Accessible through Jeep from Kumily or trekking from Kumily and Palliyamkudi (Tamilnadu). Plastics are not allowed, water is arranged every 2 to 3 kms on the way... More 

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Karur, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many routes are there. But two routes are more used. 1) From Kumily licensed jeeps are available from 6am to2pm to ups (near Tekkady). It is a 15km forest road. Also allowed for trekking. 2) From Pazhiyankudy (tribals village & have buses from Cumbum) which is only by trekking 7km throu dense reserve forest. Food , water, medical aid are... More 

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Delhi, Louisiana
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Sorry to say but we were only able to see it from outside and it was closed and we could see lot of people coming back from their , we didnt give up and saw the temple

Thank sharmaanuradha704
Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This temple is located within the reserve and is quite beautiful as I have heard. The temple opens only for one day in each year and as usual the rush is large. People flock from all over Kerala to visit it. The trek to the temple is awesome and should be made on foot to experience the wildlife and flora.

Thank Shailesh306
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Only one day the people is allowed to this Temple in a year. The Festival is amazing one. It is very old temple.

Thank Ajith S
Vandiperiyar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The "Mangala Devi" (KANNAKI) temple is situated in the Boarder of KERALA and TAMILNADU only one day to allow the people to enter the temple area in a year

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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Historical temple. you can see the good temple of Mangala devi. Elder members of family will really enjoy the place.

2 Thank jmodi1981
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Managadevi is a temple which is located within the periyar sanctuary . It is a very old temple made completely from granite blocks ..opens only once is a year for the festival, as there is an ongoing dispute between states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala state about the ownership . One has to take the road from Ambadi Junction .

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Madurai, India
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

Nice temple but you are not able to visit through out the year its not a place for tourists early once on chitra pournami its open for public from morning 6 to evening 6

2 Thank guru6160
Sivakasi, India
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Mangala Devi Kannagi temple is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is located about 7 km from Pazhiyankudi in Theni district and 15 km from Thekkadi of Idukki District, Kerala. Cheran Chenguttuvan, the king of ancient Tamilakam, had erected the temple for Kannagi around 2000 years back at Vannathiparai and called it Kannagi Kottam or Mangaladevi... More 

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