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This 8th-century sandstone temple has a sanctuary that only one worshipper can enter at a time, through a tight tunnel.
Kanchipuram Village, Kanchipuram, India
+91 73739 19114
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this temple shows how rich our heritage was. we should do whatever we can to protect these monuments. its divine i will say

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank khanna66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit to see our historical monument. The carving done is really worth watching, though not a very big temple, but was nice one.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SunilLalan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest temple structure in Kanchipuram. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is famous for its historical importance. When I visited the temple in the morning around 9 am there were less number of people, hence had a good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mugunthan2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old almost 14th century build. Sandstone based pallava build temple, you could see all the sculpture of withered in due course due to weather. This temple opens only by 9.00am so visit need to be planned based on this. Temple is small build architecture...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shivakkll
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The temple is good and god presence is felt inside the temple.It is tourist spot in the place of kanchepuram.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meenakshimuthu
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This ancient Temple is a wonder by itself. Made of sandstone it is as older than history itself. Pujafor the Shiva Linga still goes on. It is an enigma wrapped in history.

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

Temple located good place and good climate. One of the beautiful temple. Photography also photo taken this temple. Very old temple. Beautiful sculpture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is one of my favourite temples in kanchipuram and i had been visited this temple 3 times.This temple is little away from the bus stand and i went to this temple in an auto.This is one of the best pallava temple.I always amazed with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bala S
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This temple is the most ancient temple in Kanchipuram. Unlike other temples its not very huge but it has got great sculpting done in the walls and elsewhere. The architecture clearly implicates it was built in an era when very big temples werent prevalent. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GoWrong
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This place was really an eye-opener. Spread over quite a large area, uncrowded, and kept clean with a huge garden. The Deity is very strong and the "Parikrama" is really special, and to be experienced. The architecture and the carvings are beautiful, though as usual...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BharatKK
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janki s
6 December 2018|
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Response from Bala S | Reviewed this property |
I had gone to the temple at 11 am.I heard from our hotel manager that it will open from 6 am-6 pm
Sujit V
5 December 2017|
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Response from MushnKit | Reviewed this property |
The advice you have received is correct. In general, as LeenaGS has stated, when you visit any religious monument or temple (be it Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Moslem or anything) always dress modestly and decently. We also... More
25 February 2017|
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Response from vandana1111 | Reviewed this property |
Morning from sunrise till the evening at sunset as it is a ASI protected monument.