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“Normal temple”

Kurinji Andavar Temple
Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Kodaikanal
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Bengaluru, India
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124 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Normal temple”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

The temple is a Murugan temple. It is located at one end of a hill. From one side, you can see Palani valley view (but in December, there is mist cover. So you can't really see much). On the other side, you can see city view. I didn't see any exotic architecture, carving etc in this temple like the other famous temples of Tamil Nadu. So I would say if you want to visit a temple for religious/faith purpose, or if you want to see the valley view, visit this place. I would not consider this temple as a sight-seeing place, although all tour operators would market it like that. They would add this temple, and the 2 surrounding views to make it 3 different sight-seeing places.

Visited December 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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8 reviews
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“180 degree view”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

You may not be religious but still should visit this temple, at least for being nature lover. At this point you can get 180 view of the hills around, including Palani. Recommend to go between 4 PM to 6 PM. Even Sunset will be a good choice, you will see color/darkness shift.

Visited December 2012
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Pollachi, India
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“peaceful”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

a must see place for all ppl...there s this kuringi plant where it blossoms only once in 12 years ( tat s the speciality of this plant )

Visited July 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Ok”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Kurugi andavar temple we went is very good and we couldn't able to see palani temple from this place because its mist covered and the sprinkling in the morning. first we started out trip from this temple only. Well cleanly maintained.

Visited September 2012
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Noida, India
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“small temple in Kodaikanal that is well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Kurinji Andavar temple in Kodai, dedicated to God Karthikeya , is a very small temple, not big and grand as other temples in Madurai/Chennai are. Yet a visit , esp.in the early morning hours, is a satisfying experience . There is a "darshan fee" of Rs 45 to be paid to the Pujari at the temple for worshipping the "Navgrahas" located at the back of the temple . The environment is quite calm and serene .From the temple you get a panoramic view of the plains and the hilltops . Must find a place in the travellers' itinerary while visiting Kodaikanal .
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Visited October 2012
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