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Airavatesvara Temple

Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Fantastic place to visit, no tourists, no hassle - very 'Indy'. Loved it. It's only on the edge of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alison L
Reading, United Kingdom
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Airavateshwara Temple

Huge and Peaceful temple with beautiful sculptures... Main Diety is Lord Shiva in the name of... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Bangalore Rural District, India
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.
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Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, no tourists, no hassle - very 'Indy'. Loved it. It's only on the edge of town about 100 rupees by auto-rickshaw, from the centre of the town.

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Huge and Peaceful temple with beautiful sculptures... Main Diety is Lord Shiva in the name of Airavateshwara... Must visit place in Kumbakonam...

Thank Kiransaradhya
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Next we drove to Darasurm---------------Rajendra Chola’s son Raja Raja Chola 11 changed his capital from Gangaikonda Cholapuram to this place called Palaiyarai now called Darasuram. Here he built a temple as beautiful as the ones in Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Tanjore. The legend goes like this-------Airavatham...More

Thank Girija M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Airavateswara temple of Darasuram echoes the essential features vof Brahadiswara Temple of Thanjavur. The Gopura looms large while the prakara walls encircling the temple is carved with Bulls.The Mandapa stands in the foreground supported by carved pillars that depict the scenes from the Life...More

Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a brilliant temple from the chola age. Maintained well, this majestic monument is a treat to the eyes. Lots of history behind it, so google before you go. The musical stone steps are now locked up in an iron cage due to extensive...More

Thank SagarVS
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Intricate sculptures,specially the chariot wheel and the horse.Difficult to belive these are carved in stone.Sadly so much damage.The small nandis on the ground.

Thank dinesh b
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Airavatesvara Temple is old ancient Temple... Total temple built with stones... all the pillars were beautifully sculpted with Idols and most amazing this is its all sculpted in Single stone... a must watch temple in Kumbakonam...

Thank Santhu7773
Reviewed 18 September 2017

A well maintained Siva temple which is famous for its historical and archaeological beauty rather than its spiritual powers. It is around 35 km from Thanjavur and is a must see for those who love to have the historical lineage.

Thank Ajithsarma
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A very divine temple. It's one of the 14 temples that we have visited in Kumbakonam. This is known as Temple City and has at least 100 temples in 20km radius.

1  Thank Madhu_Malapaka
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Gem of chola architecture, this place is an hour drive from Tanjavur. This town is a temple town and airavateswara temple is the best among the lot. This is a must visit place along with the brihadeeswara temple in Tanjavur and gangaikonda cholapuram temple near...More

Thank HaimantiPaul
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3 July 2015|
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Response from NitinHM | Reviewed this property |
Temple morning time is 6 am to 12 PM.