the nearest railhead is thrissur, 22 km east of the temple. there is a beautiful beach 3 km off the temple. an archway is being built at the main entrance (west nada) of the sreerama temple by the children of the late astrologer karathullykalari sreenivasan panicker of nearby thanyam village. the foundation stone of the arch was laid by kerala devaswom minister g. sudhakaran on 28th september 2007. the archway is dedicated to lord sreerama in the name of the late sreenivasan panicker on the occasion of his wife's saptati. there is a traditional connection between the karathullykalari astrologer's family and the sreerama temple. one of the late astrologer's sons, thambiraj s panicker, is a noted astrologer and practising tantric. he is residing near the friday market, just 2 km east of the temple. Arattupuzha temple festival is one of the major festivals of kerala, second only to thrissur pooram, in number of elephants and display of fireworks. the festival is considered as a darbar of gods, the chief guest being lord sreerama, locally called triprayar thevar.