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Address: Nr. Varkala Beach, Varkala, India

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One of the best preserved temples I have ever seen . It is more than a 1000 years old and is a must see

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best preserved temples I have ever seen . It is more than a 1000 years old and is a must see

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I realise that it is a place of worship but it felt that you were not welcomed as a sightseer. Fair enough it asked for 100 rupee fee to take photographs in the outer courts. At the "desk" a surly priest insisted that it was 250 rupees and told quite rudely that I only had 10 minutes to take my... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is on the way to varkala beach . A nice cute temple and very popular among localites . People come to these temples for doing pooja to departed souls.

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Aboyne, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

A beautiful temple, was great to by the herbs as an offering outside an dthen climb the stairs and feel part of such a holy place - well worth the vist

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

An old temple with an interesting history about a Dutch captain who donated the ship's bell when it sank without any loss of life. Foreigners are not allowed inside.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

It is a historic temple in varkala; almost 2000 years old.It is considered to be one of the oldest Hindu temples.The main god here is the Lord Vishnu. Temple is decently crowded. Worth a watch

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Very peaceful temple in the city heart of varkala. At night the place is lit with candles and the sight is just to watch. There is limited crowd so you can fully enjoy this.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Very pretty well worth a visit.Bought some of the best incense sold outside was sorry i didnt buy more! It has many visitors so best to go in the morning.Nice and peaceful here and spent a while enjoying the peace and praying .

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Mont Laurier, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

I was able to visit the interior of this amazing Vishnu temple in Trivandrum. Foreigners are not allowed. Worth a lie !!!!

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Beautiful, ancient, humbling, moving. As Western (White) Hindus, we were accepted without question and permitted to show our respects and absorb the experience.

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