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Kailasanatha Temple

Kanchipuram Village, Kanchipuram, India
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This 8th-century sandstone temple has a sanctuary that only one worshipper can enter at a time, through a tight tunnel.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kailasanatha Temple is a must visit in the temple town of Kanchipuram. its one of the oldest temple of this place dedicated to Lord Shiva. The sculptures and architecture is truly lovely. The wonderful murals (many sadly destroyed or faded) on the inner walls...More

Thank LeenaGS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a beautiful temple. The priest is well versed with english and told us the history behiind this temple. This temple is unique as it has a tunnel in which u need to go through as its supposed to reflect on the difficulties a baby...More

Thank Mys3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is built back in 6th century, made of sandstones and it's all single rock architecture! Mindblowing sculptures and impeccable architecture. Avoid summer seasons as the floor gets so heated up you can barely stand outside the temple. Inside the temple, the floors are...More

Thank Kaushalya V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple, with partially restored small paintings, is off of the beaten track, although Kanchipuram is the capital of Tamil Nadu, and home to a huge number of silk sari shops.

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were virtually on our own when we visited here. The sandstone carvings are superb. Because it is sandstone, there has been some inevitable erosion, but not that much considering the temple is 1,200 years of age.The site must have been incredible in its heyday....More

Thank NeilandBarbara
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Don't miss the detailing in the 58 shrines for Shiva in the outer prakaram. Photography is allowed here.

Thank Rajan M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you love carvings this temple is wonderful. Every available surface is carved and since it has fewer visitors it is possible to take your time and get amazing photos with light and shadows and great depth of focus. Also possible to enter main sanctum...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Better rely on GPS to get you here. The temple was supposed to open at 9 but the very old priest slowly put in a appearance at 9.30 and by 9.45 we were admitted to the main sanctum. The temple is very old told be...More

Thank aparnaka11
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is the No.1 temple in Kanchipuram for its heritage, beautifully carved sculptures all round, with a very calm and peaceful atmosphere and less crowded by devotees but highly visited by foreigners and art & heritage lovers. You can see the awe inspiring sculptures I...More

Thank Gajarajan1947
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Temple has a good atmosphere, clean walk around and a small garden. Only takes an hour to get around at a leisurely pace. Well worth a visit when you get to Kanchipuram.

Thank Paul B
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What is darshanam timings
25 February 2017|
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Response from vandana1111 | Reviewed this property |
Morning from sunrise till the evening at sunset as it is a ASI protected monument.
Is there a dress code for the temple
5 March 2015|
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Response from JayantSathe | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dress code but one must visit the place with reasonably good dress if possible with removable head cover ("Odhani")