Kodungallur, is in Trichur district of Kerala and it is a small town . An ancient , prosperous and famous port known by the name of Muziri Pattinam which was recently excavated is close by. The excavations have yielded enough evidence to confirm the existence of flourishing trade between Romans and Indians in beads, ornaments and silks.
Kodungallur is famous for Bhagavathy Amman temple (look for a separate post) but this post is on a GSB (Gowda Saraswath Brahmins) temple of Raja Gopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) which I found was very serene and had a clean environment. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, is very much reflected in this temple. The temple walls have beautiful paintings from Ramayana, Krishnaavatara and Dasavathara.
How to reach:
Irinjalakuda is the nearest railway station. Nearest airport is Nedumbassery International airport. Plenty of buses ply from different parts of the state.
For accommodation one can stay either at Trichur (30Kms) or Ernakulam (35 Kms) where many hotels suiting to every one's budget and tastes are available.