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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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Kanchipuram Village, Kanchipuram, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old & excellent temple built by by Pallavas using sand and additive. Still looks amazing and makes us wonder about the architecture knowledge of our ancestors. Must visit during your Kanchipuram visit.

Thank navin79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple complex is fascinating, lots of stone carvings and pillars that the local kids were playing hide and seek through. Like some Indian temples you can wander through barefoot to most areas.

Thank MushnKit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the City of a 1000temples, this was not very well known to the locals living there. But the Hotel Staff at Regency GRT knew it. I am making it my bucket - list to visit as many of Lord Shiva's Ancient Temples as I...More

Thank Bettiva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's really nice historic place to go on trip to kamnchipuram.There not much to see other than monuments,but the place is very sweet and peaceful environment is out there. you will find old monuments here old handmade rock statues. and a big garden infront of...More

Thank Latheesh C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 1 June 2017

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 24 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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
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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.
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")