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Airavatesvara Temple

Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Chola temple

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
193krp
via mobile
magnificent temple

magnificent temple with intricate carvings and architecture. advisable to visit in the morning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shivani A
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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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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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"a unesco world heritage site"
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"must visit place"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank 193krp
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Shivani A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Umasudhan P
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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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Reviewed March 6, 2018

One of the few temples in India that ironically portrays it's magnificence, through miniature sculptures on it's splendid Pillar especially the small Ganesha carving before you enter the main shrine. Unfortunately, the complex seems poorly maintained by ASI & the musical stairs are closed from...More

Thank Gokul P
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

An outstanding temple, covered in wonderful carvings. Socks are allowed, and photography in most parts.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

My 4th visit to this temple and still not able to cover and learn about all the details of this temple. Best time to visit is day time as then one can view all the carvings well. In simple words, the temple was built as...More

Thank segar s
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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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