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Kurinji Andavar Temple

Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal, India
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Kurinji Andavar temple is about 4Km from the Kodaikanal lake. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. This is a small temple but all the tourist visit this place since the view of Kodai town from the temple is amazing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a small temple like any other South Indian Temple. More than the temple what attracted me was some of the small shops near to the temple that were selling clay-made interior decoration pieces, made by the locals there ( cottage industries). Got some good stuff there at decent rates. So if you are here..take some time out to... More 

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We visited Kodaikanal by November end. Since it was an off season, the temple had minimum foot fall. There are parking lot for cars in front of the temple, but limited to 10 at a max. There are some good shops for buying wood carved items, bags and other accessories. There are view point down the valley from both sides... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Usually one will go to a temple to pray or for relief. We went there plenty of times to see the kurunji flowers as they bloom only in a specific period of time. One of the finest temples in Tamil Nadu.

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a Lord Kartikeya Swami's temple which also has a kurunji flower plant in it. Kurunji blossoms once in 12 years, so thats kind of special.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is kartikeya swamy temple (lord mahadev's son). As usual temple is built in traditional south Indian style and its beautiful. When we visited; crowd was very less so it was peaceful and calming experience for us. Lot of shops are there outside temple.We found some very good Handicraft items at reasonable cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the temple is a famous shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga. Get ready for long queues, but worth it. Out side temple there are lot of small shops you can shop there, and also dont forget to have coconut water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

i liked that they provide meals for visitors and disliked the place of dining because it is served behind the temple hall.if the service is improved it would be better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Good location, clean premises, no greedy priests, beggars or peddlers when we went. You can sit and meditate if you want, quiet place for a prayer.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went to this temple on Off season , that is on October.Temple was surrounded by full of mist and scenarios are awesome.Park located near to temple is good place to relax.Quite and pleasant place.

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