South Tourism branch office set up is wide spread across South India.
Guruvayoor Temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in South India. It is well connected by rail and road to Thrissur and hence to the rest of the country.
Guruvayoor Temple enshrines the youthful form of Krishna. Sri Krishna temple and Guruvayoor temple is a temple rich in legend, tradition and festivals. Legend has it that Guru - the preceptor of Gods (Brihaspati) and Vaayu the wind God established this temple. Legend has it that this image was originally worshipped by Bhrama and gifted to Vishnu who retained it with him at Dwarka during his Krishnavataram. At the brink of destruction of Dwarka, Krishna instructed Uddhava to seek Vayu's and Guru's help to find a safe haven for the image.
Accordingly Guru and Vayu installed this image at Guruvayoor Temple, on one side of a lotus lake, on the other side of which was a shrine to Shiva and Parvati. It is believed that worshipping here relieves people of bodily ailments. Legend has it that Janamejaya; son of Parikshit was cured of leprosy upon installing the image of Krishna and worshipping here. Yet another legend has it that a Pandya King was cured of a snake bite while worshipping here.