A historical museum, a statue of Veluthampi Dalawa and an open-air theatre are the major attractions here.
The Kerala Institute of Folklore and Folk Arts functions here.
The ancient Bhagavathy Temple at Mannadi has some exquisite stone sculptures. The annual temple festival is held in February/March.
Velu Thampi Dalawa, the former Diwan of the Travancore Province, had committed suicide at Mannadi Temple, to avoid capture by the British.