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Address: West Nada, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695023, India
Phone Number: 0471 246 4606
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Description: A Vishnu temple with a massive fort gateway has been built in Dravidian...
A Vishnu temple with a massive fort gateway has been built in Dravidian style and is closed to non-Hindus.
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A very interesting temple with rich history and built centuries ago. The temple still looks magnificent after all those years. A spectacular engineering feat by pallava ancestors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

A very interesting temple with rich history and built centuries ago. The temple still looks magnificent after all those years. A spectacular engineering feat by pallava ancestors. The temple us also known as the richest temple in the world with treasures up to USD 2 trillion. A must visit place. Be sure to get a "dhoti" or "saree" when you... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one my favorite temples. I try to visit the temple almost everyday whenever I am in Trivandrum (being 5 minutes away from home). Like all temples in Kerala it is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Irrespective of the number of people inside the temple, it never feels claustrophobic thanks to the huge area inside the temple.... More 

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Lucknow, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went on weekday to avoid rush. They provide dhotis and saree for a small charge. It is compulsory for gents to wear dhoti without pants and shirts. You can take a gamcha/shawl to cover your upper body but at the main place of temple, they will ask you to tie it at your waist. Girls can wear dhoti on... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Briliant!! The architecture is jaw-dropping and the idol is worth the wait. Men have to be topless and a mundu and the women have to be in a sari or a a long skirt. The perk of visiting the temple early is that you get to have a look at the King as he is the first person to visit... More 

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Panchkula, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is one the sacred temples of Kerala. We visited this temple on 10th April 2015. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Gents have to wear Dhoti and Ladies have to wear Saree to enter the Temple which can be purchased from shop located outside temple premises. Inside temple there is huge idol of Lord Vishnu resting which is... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

People generally know the famous Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple only in this capital of Kerala. Thanks to our taxi driver who suggested two more important temples around Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, one Sri Varaha and the other Pazhavangadi Ganapathi which are in a radius of hardly around 1/2 km around APtemple. Both are very well maintained with the sanctity of the presiding deities. We... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples or Divya Desams in India. Located inside the East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the State of Kerala in India is the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. The principal deity Vishnu is enshrined... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Having waited in line for more than 2 hours (supposedly special seva line with tickets for a couple costing Rs.150), we were totally disappointed once we were allowed in to the sanctum Sanctorum. There was a stampede situation inside, I believe it is partly caused by the authorities trying to literally push people out of there, not even giving a... More 

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Trivandrum
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is perhaps the most important place to visit while you are in Trivandrum. The temple and its surroundings has at least a dozen places and buildings of importance for the history (right from the time of British rule) and royalty of Travancore kings (who considered themselves 'dasas' or servants of Lord Padmanabha). The temple and the buildings are architectural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

One of the best temple and richest temple in world, this temple in main Trivandrum city, you have to follow the dress code to visit to this temple.

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