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Airavatesvara Temple

Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Architectural splendor all around!

Another 1000 +years architectural wonder created by the great Cholas. Every stone has a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Well maintained Temple Built by Rajarja Chola II

This temple is located in the town of Darasuram, which is around 5 km from kumbakonam bus... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hyderabad, India
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.
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Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another 1000 +years architectural wonder created by the great Cholas. Every stone has a beautiful mythological story intricately sculpted. Some sculptures are purely religious, while others highlight the grand dynasty of the Cholas. We visited the temple in the morning, the weather was pleasant which...More

Thank ArchuD
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple is located in the town of Darasuram, which is around 5 km from kumbakonam bus stand. This temple is build by Chola Raja and one of the 3 great temples built by Chola's. Other 2 are Thanjavur Brihadeeshwar Temple and Gangaikonda Choliswaram Temple....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful temples I have visited. Worth going first thing in the morning before it gets hot to allow sufficient time on the lawns and strolling in the temple premises. Very clean and well maintained. Architechtural beauty. Do not miss this for...More

Thank Triflyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third of the Chola Temples is Airavateshwara located at Darasuram, 3 kms from Kumbakonam Town. This is small premises compared to other two temples but very much quaint! Autos are available from Kumbakonam Town which has decent accommodation options available.

Thank Amey_Jambhekar
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

First thing I would like to share that even after spending 4 hours I didn't want to leave. Words are small to describe its grandeur. Perhaps most intricate carving done by cholas. You need to spend time to examine each carved structure to define shiva...More

Thank abhik_fe
Reviewed 10 July 2017

the pillars of the temple have such fine detail in them and is very well kept its a tranquil place to pay your respects and have a good evening

Thank Gokul P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

One of the best temples I have seen in India, it was very quite , less crowded , neat an clean, and of course the architecture was amazing . Worth a visit , and it was all that reviews described

Thank Chitrajayasimha
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is One of Great Hindu Temples in Kumbakonam. We had plan to visit Thanjavur only But due to time availability we decided to Visit this place. It is 35-40 Km from old bus stand Thanjavur. We decided to visit by Local State bus, which...More

Thank MManohar26
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must see temple in Kumbakonam, both spiritually and visually. Sculptures in this temple are beautiful, and got a rich history behind.

Thank Siva k
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful temples I have ever seen. It is extremely well maintained and it's an amazing place to visits Recommend visiting in the evening when the sun is down or early in the morning to get the best experience. Plenty of guides...More

Thank 88GR
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3 July 2015|
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Response from NitinHM | Reviewed this property |
Temple morning time is 6 am to 12 PM.