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Airavatesvara Temple

Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Absolutely beautiful!

One of the most beautiful temples I have ever seen. It is extremely well maintained and it's an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A marvel in stone - spiritual aura in Air

The temple sets you into the Chola Era. Going round the temple is like travelling in a time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful temples I have ever seen. It is extremely well maintained and it's an amazing place to visits Recommend visiting in the evening when the sun is down or early in the morning to get the best experience. Plenty of guides...More

Thank 88GR
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple sets you into the Chola Era. Going round the temple is like travelling in a time machine. The mahabalipuram or the hampi do have similar temple - but in ruins. But this temple is in perfect living condition and breathing. This temple remained...More

3  Thank Dilip K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place which will take your breath away. Awe inspiring temples and a truly magnificent spectre to go to. This would be really enjoyable in a philosophical and devotional way. Amazing on a overall experience level.

1  Thank Mallesh_san
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, the temple areas are so beautiful and clean. It was such a peaceful place to be with no big crowds. Lawns are clean and you can seriously roll on it. The most mindblowing thing I had discovered is each...More

1  Thank Kaushalya V
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a heritage centre, maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. I wish all temples were maintained so beautifully. Lovely lawns surround it, it has peace and quiet, and is steeped in history. I only wish I had more time to spend here to...More

Thank GitaBhukta
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Huge place ...tons & tons of green pastures outside the temple perimeter. Inside, is a architectural marvel...must visit

1  Thank manish_nkr
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a beautiful Hindu temple located in a small town called Darasuram, near Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. I had been to this place on 17th Jan 2017. Temple was clean, tidy and simple. There was absolutely no crowd and...More

Thank thakku2014
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The horse chariots and elephant stairways are excellent and there was only a few people there when I visited mid afternoon. There were a couple of "priest" hustling visitors to come into their chamber for ritual as an excuse for rupees.

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 21 March 2017

darasuram is a shiva temple where lord shiva is worshipped as airavatesvara and godess parvathi as periya nayaki . the temple is with out any rush

Thank drsatyanarayanad
Reviewed 21 March 2017

airavateswara temple darasuram is a hidden gem just 10 km from town of kumbakonam tamilnadu . one can see eight hundred years old temple architecture lord shiva is worshiped as airavateswara its a amazing and jaw dropping dravidian temple architecture

Thank drsatyanarayanad
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Does this temple close during noon time, or is it open from 6am till 7pm without any break? Is it open in the Tuesdays?
3 July 2015|
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Response from NitinHM | Reviewed this property |
Temple morning time is 6 am to 12 PM.