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“Beautiful Shiva temple”

Airavatesvara Temple
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Kumbakonam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.
Bangalore
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful Shiva temple”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The temple architechture is mesmerising. But unfortunately bad maintaince as is the case in any of our country's temple.

Its also UNESCO secured site i guess.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Not to miss”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Excellent Chola tempe. Well preserved . Quiet environs. Clean well maintained. Very nice and not to be missed. The stone floors can be hot. You may want to wear socks.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful Temple”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is the same temple as Darasuram. The temple at Darasuram is also known as Airavateesvara temple.Beware of touts who want to sell you silk saris. The site is well maintained and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“A great well preserved Chola temple”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

It is actually DarasuramThe architecture is superb. Take time to wander around. Beautiful premises. Clean. Quiet. Do not see the bustle that you see in the more sacred temples, so the experience much nicer for a tourist.

Visited July 2012
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madurai
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“Architectural Marvel ... Preserved by ASI !”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Architectural Marvel, is the wonder Airavata Shiva Temple. The temple pillars are crafted intricately with mythological stories. The temple walls are spotted with statues . Going around this temple reminds me of Belur and Halibed but this temple is of hard granite whilst those are of soft granite.

Visited August 2011
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