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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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One of the most important temple to visit in South India

The temple is the most important to visit for spiritual as well as for the gold treasure in it. Males have to enter with a Dhoti (Veshti). New Dhotis are available for Rs.100... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Navi Mumbai, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This temple is near trivandrum city. the architecture of this temple is good. but way things are managed here are sheer chaos. You will see utter chaos at the counter were you will keep your baggages.The temple will allow people to enter at around 4.30 and temple will be open at 5.30. So people will wait there for 1 hour... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The temple is the most important to visit for spiritual as well as for the gold treasure in it. Males have to enter with a Dhoti (Veshti). New Dhotis are available for Rs.100. Females have to enter with a saree. Dhoti/Sarees available for rent too with room for changing cloths. There are two or three gates to enter the temple.... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Men have to wear a Lungi and for female a Saree. If you have time then you can go directly without taking any entry ticket, but if u r short of time then it is advised to take an VIP ticket, cost 150 Rs. for two person. It is advised to have some time with u and look at the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

So i am not too much of a temple person , I got pretty worried when i saw the reviews talking about long lines, dress code and what not. So i wasn't very keen but my parents really wanted to , hence, we decided to give it a try. I am glad we did - my dad had to buy... More 

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Arguably one of the richest temples in the world is a must see when you are in Trivandrum. Be prepared for a queue of atleast 30 minutes before the darshan

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First visit with family in this temple and it was a great experience .You will get dhotis outside if you are not wearing..Dhoti is a must to get inside the temple.You can either pay special entry which will take you more closer to the idol or otherwise you can stand in the general line .. Nice place to sit down... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We could only look at this from outside as foreign tourists cannot enter. This was a real pity. Visited other countries and been able to visit Hindu and Buddhist temples. Always done so with great respect. Not been allowed to take photos etc but able to experience the spiritual nature of the place.

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Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I visited the temple due to its religous importance. The temple is one of the richest temples in india. The secuirity was very tight. I entered in the temple wearing just a dhoti because other dress was not allowed. Purchased the ticket and seen the evening aarti. The very crowded but important place of worship for hindus

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is one of the oldest temples and a must visit for all. This more than 2000 years old temple has maintained the rituals and rites for the centuries together. Before visiting we must know the information about this which is available online on http://www.sreepadmanabhaswamytemple.org/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmanabhaswamy_Temple This is very humbling experience for the visitors. Apart from the diety, the... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The deity is very large and cannot be visualized easily as there are only 3 windows and the deity is lying longer than the width of the extreme windows. Take the archana ticket Rs. 20 to view the deity from closer. No mobile phones are allowed and men/women need to follow a dress code. Men are allowed to visit only... More 

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