One of the oldest temples in the state, the Vadakkumnathan temple is a classical example of the Kerala style of architecture and has many decorative murals and pieces of art. The land around the temple was once a grove of teak trees and hence is called Thekkinkad or teak forest. This is the venue of the world famous Pooram festival celebrated annually in April-May. The fireworks at the Pooram are a spectacular sight. Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple. Timing: 0400-1100 hrs & 1700-2030 hrs.