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Airavatesvara Temple

Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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History of chola temples

Located at darasuram a small village near Kumbakonam. This temple is a marvel of chola... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chitharanjanl
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Pudukkottai, India
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Poor maintenance

Had lot of expectation before visiting this place. But returned with hard feelings on poor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Our D
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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"intricate carvings"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located at darasuram a small village near Kumbakonam. This temple is a marvel of chola architecture with lot of sculptures. Lord airawatheeswara is the main deity. Temple is built nearly 880 years back and a must visit if you visit Kumbakonam. Has parking facility and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lot of expectation before visiting this place. But returned with hard feelings on poor maintenance. Can't believe it's part of UNESCO certified heritage. We have to believe ourselves it's a marvellous beauty of architecture and needs lot of attention to preserve this treasure.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

In short, a must visit place. Exquisite carvings with lot of meanings (you can search on youtube, as an example phenomenal travel videos). Spend at least couple of hours to digest the wealth of info. Best time - 4 to 6 PM types in summer...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

It is fantastic chola architecture temple. And one of UNESCO heritage site. See below pictures of carving ....

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

magnificent temple with intricate carvings and architecture. advisable to visit in the morning since afternoon can be very hot

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

A very well maintained temple belonging to the Chola period, purportly built around the time of Raja-Raja and Rajendra-Chola (over a 1000 yrs back).

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Airavatesvarar temple is situated in kumbakonam. It's a divine, beautiful and pleasant temple. We went in the morning and little crowded

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Airatesvara Temple (Darasuram) is an ancient temple which is now a UNESCO heritage site. One should not miss this temple if you are at Kumbakonam. The temple looks almost same to Tanjavur Big Temple and the structure is marvelous. The shiva linga at this temple...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Fabulous architecture in this UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in the Darasuram area of Kumbakonam. You would need atleast a couple of hours to explore this place and services of a local guide would be of great help

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

It is a world heritage site which to us seemed the only temple we had visited which had a huge well manicured lawn outside and almost no guides or pandits chasing you to make an extra buck. It is very peaceful and known best for...More

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Nagendra K
January 15, 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,
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idaaning
July 2, 2015|
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Response from NitinHM | Reviewed this property |
Temple morning time is 6 am to 12 PM.
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