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Janardhana Swami Temple

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Address: Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Calm and serene place

The temple is spread across a huge area, has two ponds, one which is accessible to public and one for the use for the temple. Very soothing feeling and good place to have peace.

Reviewed December 5, 2016
Biju G
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Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

The temple is spread across a huge area, has two ponds, one which is accessible to public and one for the use for the temple. Very soothing feeling and good place to have peace.

Thank Biju G
Varkala, India
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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Beautiful temple with an amazing tree where plastic dolls are hung to the branches ... must see to understand ! Do not miss the temple at night when all the candles are lightened !

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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Follow proper Dress code Women with proper saree or salwar.i saw women wearing full length skirts as well. Men needs to be bare chested with full length trousers/pants/jeans. Its a beautiful temple. The entrance has around 50 or less probably steps and its little steep. Once inside there are2-3 smaller mandaps and then a big one for the main god.... More 

Thank 503ruchia
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

Such a privilege to be able to go into this old temple. A temple has been on this site for 2000 years and this building has been there for 1000. The depictions of Lord Vishnu , Lord Hanuman and Durga are amazing. Definitely a must see

Thank weymouthgirlabroad
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
Reviewed November 5, 2016

A lot of history to this temple! Everyday the decoration of the idol changes which is magnificent! The beach is just 5 mins walk and umpteen number of shacks within the vicinity. Shanti! Shanti!

Thank Kishore S
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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice calm place. Helps to freshen up our soul and body. Fusion of natures beauty and the temples ambience is mind blowing.

Thank m1ss1ife
Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Janardhana swami temple which is very closest too the resort walk-able distance one should visit this temple whomever visits varkala at least once. The temple is dedicated to lord Krishna and the place janardhanapuram is named after the lord. the temple has such a divine look and positive vibration and it is more than 200years old and unique architect.

Thank nithinaiyanna
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This temple is much Visit if you are visiting Varkala and during Bali darpanam and dip in pond and beach is ideal.we all enjoyed the darsanam.ideally visit early morning it's less crowded.

Thank K-IRON
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Well probably the temple is quite good inside, but tourists cannot go in as those are the temple rules. So there is not much to see there, but walking around it.

Thank Lauryn G
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

One of the oldest temples all over India is in Varkala, Kerala, India. It is more than 2000 years old. Means much older than the christ stuff. Although lots of renovation has taken place/ the place is used and for use / you can walk on and look at the very ancient stones with every stepp. The temple is to... More 

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