Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple is one of the most elegant and famous temples of Kochi. Also referred as Thali Temple, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated encircled with the gorgeous Vembanad Lake. Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple is so popular because of its prime location at the pinnacle of the small hill. The idol of Lord Shiva which is worshipped in this magnificent temple was placed by Khara Rakshash (demon named Kharasura). The temple is well-maintained and has mind-boggling wooden carvings on the porch and office which perfectly tells you complete story about Lord Shiva. One could also see the small temples of Lord Ganpati, Goddess Durga and Sastha encircling the main temple.