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Airavatesvara Temple

Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple of Tamil architecture located in the town of Darasuram, near... read more

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Architectural wonder

This temple is more suited for people coming to see Architecture. The actual deity and puja are... read more

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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 yesterday

Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple of Tamil architecture located in the town of Darasuram, near Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This temple, built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with...More

Thank kkumar901
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is more suited for people coming to see Architecture. The actual deity and puja are simple. Foreigners visit here more to look at the sculpture and heritage.

Thank RambabuChenna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a 4 kilometer drive from Kumbakonam. This temple has amazing sculptures and is a UNESCO site. There is one tourist guide in the temple and I strongly recommend engaging him. Wish they sort out the drainage issue in this temple. Don’t miss this...More

Thank mack_mohan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a glimpse of the Cholas' fondness for sculpture and the arts. Never miss it, preferably ask for a guide, which you can get at a reasonable rate.

Thank LakshmiCR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No idea why this is so deserted/ignored by tourists but it’s a blessing if you’re one of the lucky ones who gets here because you almost have it to yourselves. Amazing, historic, quiet......

Thank furslands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Within walking distance of Kumbakonam town and Indeco Swamimalai Resort. Beautifully maintained and a great place to relax and enjoy the greenery. Slightly more foreign tourists around here if you happen to run into a bus load of them. Otherwise a living temple complex much...More

Thank sam h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture is quite stunning, and there was a feeling of calm and tranquility. It was good to have someone to show and explain some of the sculptures and about the various figures. There was no entrance fee and not the usual hassle sometimes associated...More

Thank jeanievans
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful chola architecture. Well maintained. But no entry fee. Heritage spot. Not crowded. Near kumbakonam. Better to visit before noon.

Thank Baburajnair
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Visit the place for its architecture. It is a world heritage site along with other great living Chola temples. It is about an hour (45kms) from the Brihadeeshwar temple (Tanjavur big temple), but it is definitely worth traveling to the place. This place is also...More

Thank SureshS87
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Airavatesvara is the old ancient Temple.Nice structure and all build with stone and also all the pillars were beautifully sculpted using single stone This really amazing and something weird how this can be build without current technology. Incase drop by Kumbakonam try don't miss it...More

Thank arban
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Nagendra K
15 January 2018|
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Response from KRAMA200 | Reviewed this property |
It is a functional Temple. But it is not famous or well known like other temples in Kumbakonam for religious point of view,
3 July 2015|
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Response from NitinHM | Reviewed this property |
Temple morning time is 6 am to 12 PM.