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Airavatesvara Temple

Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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Brilliant architecture

Gem of chola architecture, this place is an hour drive from Tanjavur. This town is a temple town... read more

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Old temple which describes the rich tradition and heritage of our country. Keen observation of the... read more

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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 yesterday via mobile

Gem of chola architecture, this place is an hour drive from Tanjavur. This town is a temple town and airavateswara temple is the best among the lot. This is a must visit place along with the brihadeeswara temple in Tanjavur and gangaikonda cholapuram temple near...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old temple which describes the rich tradition and heritage of our country. Keen observation of the old construction surprises you. The temple is in the hands of Archealogical department of India and maintained very well.

Thank Latheesh C
Reviewed 4 days ago

its very close to kumbakonam just 3 kms at darasuram. the main god is shiva . this temple was built during the second chola king period. some 800 years back. wow so much heritage and history associated with this stunningly beautiful temple. the five in...More

Thank Anu29
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

1  Thank SURYA K
Reviewed 3 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 15 July 2017 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
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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.