Established in the 15th century AD, Ambalapuzha temple festival is popular among tourists and local residents alike. Part of Travancore was ruled by the Ruler of Chembakassery Devanarayana Dynasty at that time. Being highly religious, the rulers decided that an idol of Sree Krishna should be brought from Kurinkulam temple to Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.
The origin of this festival was marked by bringing of the idol of Sree Krishna. Being conducted on the Moolam day of the month of Mithunam every year, it is also known as Chambakulam Moolam Water Festival. The festive celebrations are very impressive as lot of people mark the celebration with zest and zeal. City looks very colorful due to the celebrations and highly energized ambiance can be experienced by the tourists. So while planning a trip to Kerala, travelers should never miss the Ambalapuzha temple festival as it is regarded as one of the main attractions that this city has to offer.