Ambalapuzha Temple | History, Timings & Online Booking

Ambalappuzha Temple is a Hindu temple in Kerala state. Lord Krishna is the main deity in this temple. It is present near Ambalappuzha, in the Alappuzha district. This temple, also known as the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, is one of Kerala’s seven famous Vaishnava temples. This article is about the temple and the Ambalapuzha temple timings, history, and online booking for darshan.

Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity in this temple. He appears in Parthasarathy, Arjuna’s charioteer from the epic Mahabharata, at this holy site in the Alappuzha district. It is one of Travancore’s seven most important Vaishnava temples.

ambalapuzha temple timings

Ambalapuzha Temple History:

According to history, Lord Krishna once visited the monarch of Ambalapuzha’s palace. He pretended to be a sage. In a game of chess, Lord Krishna challenged the king. The saint requested only a few rice grains from the king as a winning fee.

Lord Krishna desired the same amount of grains as a chessboard. One grain of rice had to go in the first square, two in the second square, four in the third square, eight in the fourth square, sixteen in the fifth square, and so on until you reach the last court. Since the king lost the game, he should give the sage a bowl of equal rice.

He began to calculate the overall amount of rice and discovered that it was in the millions. This gift proved impossible to provide. As a result, the monarch was in a precarious position. Lord Krishna finally came in his natural form. He requested that the king offer Paal payasam to the devotees daily until he cleared the debt. As a result, serving Paal payasam at the temple began.

Lord Sree Krishna temple

Ambalapuzha Temple Timings:

The following are the Ambalapuzha temple timings.

DaysDescriptionTemple Darshan Timings/Schedule
Mon to SunTemple Opening Time03:00
Mon to SunMorning Hours03:00 to 12:00
Mon to SunEvening Hours17:00 to 20:00
Mon to SunTemple Closing Time20:00

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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple Online Booking:

Generally, no online booking facility is available for booking the Paal Payasam at this temple. But you can book the Payasam in advance. You have to visit the temple in person to book the Payasam in advance. You will get the Payasam at the temple without booking if you are lucky.

  1. Counter Timings: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The distribution starts at noon every day.

How to reach Ambalapuzha Temple?

By Air:

The nearest airport is at the Thiruvananthapuram. This place is about 139 km from the temple.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is at Ambalapuzha. It is just 2 km away from the temple.

By Road:

The temple is present in the city and has a good road route from the other cities in the state.

These are the different modes of transport available for the devotees to reach the temple. So, you can take your comfort way to get to the temple.

Contact Details:


TRAVANCORE DEVASWOM BOARD, Nanthancode, Kawdiar Post, Thiruvananthapuram 695003

Ambalapuzha Temple Phone Number: NA

Click here for the Ambalapuzha Temple official website.