Kerala Temples: Holiday Rush: Waiting for Darshan
Waiting for Darshan can be up to 4 hours in major temples like Guruvayoor.
Please make programs accordingly.
Summer when the schools and colleges are closed.
Dusserah: when schools may close for a week or more
Chrismas and New Year: When schools may close for up to two weeks.
Waiting time for darshan at temples like Guruvayoor can last as much as 4 hours. Devotees should take note of this delay when making their program. Possibility of a second darshan is remote unless you stay over night.
In many temples like Guruvayoor there is a separate Que for ladies. Even so it can take up to an hour even for ladies.
Rush of pilgrims during the holiday season, has resulted in a massive number of devotees thronging to visit temples.
When Schools and colleges are closed, and parents think it is an excellent time to take their children out. Movement of Keralite families especially from the north to south is at a peak during the summer holidays, when a visit to ‘native place, is a must.
Obviously a visit to Guruvayoor, Chottanikkara, Vaikom, etc are considered a must by most.
(The above is based on the personal experiences of Guruswamy SA Padmanabhan, and Shri Mohan Krishnan the Ed and their families who are regular visitors to Kerala)