Built under the guidance of Sree Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran during 17th century, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple reflects the typical architectural style of Kerala. Daily offering of this temple, which is the sweet milk porridge, is famous all over the country.
It is believed that the idol of Lord Krishna was brought here from Guruvayoor Temple for its safekeeping. Another attraction of this temple remains the Pallipana dance that is performed once in twelve years by the Velans. In the ancient times, human sacrifice was also done here.
At this place Sree Krishna is famous as Unnikannan which means little Krishna. Black granite stone was used for carving the sculpture of Krishna that holds conch in the left hand, while a whip finds its place in the right hand. Various paintings that depict the incarnation of Lord Vishnu are also displayed on the walls of Chuttambalam. Visiting this temple helps a person to relax and feel free from his worries.