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Janardhana Swami Temple

Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Very old temple on the top of a small hill.

You can see good sculptures on the rock here. This temple has rich history and rituals. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sudeesh B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Janardana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu

Janardana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu.It is around 2000 years old temple situated near the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can see good sculptures on the rock here. This temple has rich history and rituals. The facilities outside are not good for a place of attraction. Only road side parking place is available.

Thank Sudeesh B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Janardana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu.It is around 2000 years old temple situated near the varkala beach. You can Always gets Auto or bus to here from Varkala Railway Station

Thank Soulmate84
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Oldest temple which is near the Varkala beach - Papanasam. The temple have the main idol Vishnu, also Siva and other gods are one the premises.. the temple is very calm besides the fact that its a major one in the area.

Thank Sree V
Reviewed 24 July 2017

It was a divine experience seeing this 2000 year old temple. looks like it was in the sea a few centuries ago. A beautiful piece of our ancient heritage and a must visit if you are a hindu.

Thank Nandini S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This might not be the biggest temples in India, but it has an old worldly charm. The inside of the temple is peaceful and the temple is still following traditions related to dressing/attire. The main temple at the center is beautifully crafted around 2000 years...More

Thank Sworen
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Said to be over 2000 year old. Some neat stone carvings inside the shrine. Photography is prohibited inside the shrine. They have short ceremonies all throughout the day and one should plan to see it. We went for the after sunset prayers at 6PM when...More

Thank Anil P
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest temple. Dates back to 2000 years. The atmosphere is so divine. Must visit if in Varkala. No need of buying any tickets. Very well maintained. This has a huge bell gifted by an England sailor. The bell is engraved...More

Thank Pooja A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Temple: Beautifully located and has a history that you can read about before or after (not much access to information in the temple itself. The people at the temple are not that amiable so do not expect a warm welcome with smiles. Timings: They have...More

Thank YesToTravelAnytime
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Felt very good after visiting the temple. For all travelers, if you want to visit the inside of temple, please dress properly, no shorts or such clothing.

Thank 275km697
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Calm and serene in god's own country.visit this temple with more than 2000 year history. Very near to varkala beach.

Thank Sethuraman I
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Priya S
4 July 2017|
Response from YesToTravelAnytime | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. For men: Dhoti, Children (below 10 years): Any, Women: Saree, Salwar