We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (235)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“golden lizard”(44 reviews)
“perumal temple”(36 reviews)
“main deity”(15 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Vishnu Kanchi, Kanchipuram 631501, India
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Varadharaja Perumal Temple
from US$61.25
More Info
from US$56.00
More Info
Reviews (214)
Filter reviews
197 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews golden lizard perumal temple main deity closing time first floor ground level saturday and sunday solid rock nice ambience tamarind rice two floors steep steps the main attraction fig tree idli hindu culture special attraction
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 197 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s very Ancient great temple of Lord Vishnu. Must visit place in Kanchipuram. It has also Narsimha avatar temple. All sins devils vanishes If you touch the GOLDEN LIZARD at ceiling.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank cvyas1983
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

very large temple complex. But the temple needs good amount of cleaning. Cob webs everywhere. Very poorly maintained!! Temple officials should take notice and clean it. Not many staff to organise the crowd also . It was chaotic as it was the start of Marghazhi...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Infinite101
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

One of the must visit places in Kanchi. The idol of Bhagavan Vishnu is unique here. The temple is quite large. It closes at 12:30PM till about 4:00PM. Make sure of your timings

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank naveenack
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The temple fallow the tradition.It is good in fallowing the gods puja.It is neatand clean in presence.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meenakshimuthusamy
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A visit to this temple is a must for its religious importance, rather than tourist interest. Very vibrant atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rskmcg
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

One of the ancient and unique temple. Good sculpture and beautiful temple. Huge temple and powerful god. Lord of Vishnu.Good maintenance. All the facilities available here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Its a big temple complex with multitudes of dieties inside. There are exquisitely one pillared halls and tank and huge Gopuram. Most important diety is Vardaraj, goddess Perundevi and a section where Silver Lizard is inscribed in the wall. One of the important temples in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GoWrong
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This temple's size is never revealed till you get inside. The outside mantap is a common feature of most temple. The white gopuram (shikar) is rare but of moderate size. Once inside the huge expanse is evident. The holy pond to the left the many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cpjqm
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We went on a day when there was some special puja going on. It was very crowded, with a long que to get into the sanctum. But a darshan doesn't come with perks, does it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thiagarajan G
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Most of us believe Meenakshi temple is one of the important places of religious belief. The Varadharaja temple has a lot of history attached to it. To begin with once in every 40 years the water in the tank at the temple is emptied and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank a3_Shashank
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
SBK Park Inn
3 reviews
1.18 miles away
Regency Kanchipuram by GRT Hotels
349 reviews
1.34 miles away
Tamil Nadu
16 reviews
1.41 miles away
Hotel Milestonnez
7 reviews
1.72 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 41 nearby restaurants
Hotel Saravana Bhavan
203 reviews
1.36 miles away
Saravanaa Bhavan
80 reviews
1.87 miles away
Adayar Ananda Bhavan
45 reviews
1.85 miles away
The Dakshin
33 reviews
1.29 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 44 nearby attractions
Kailasanatha Temple
230 reviews
2.81 miles away
Kamakshi Amman Temple
106 reviews
2.03 miles away
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
89 reviews
2.35 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
8 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from ramaswamysvr |
No specific timing . Whenever temple is open is. From 6 a.m.to 1 p.m. & again from 3.30 p.m.to 8 p.m. every day.
21 February 2017|
Response from sububalu | Reviewed this property |
Yah, special darshan is available.