Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasaragod
Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kasaragod, built in 9th century, is the only lake temple in Kerala and is the moolasthanam (original abode) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The sanctum sanctorum of temple is reachable only by a bridge. A crocodile at the temple pond, said to be 150 years old, is a major attraction.
Temple timings: 0530 – 1230 hrs & 1730 – 1930 hrs
Nearest railway station: Kasaragod Railway station, on the Kozhikode-Madhur road, about 14 km.
Nearest airport: Mangalore Airport (Karnataka), about 56 km from; Calicut International Airport, about 222 km