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Address: Nr. Varkala Beach, Varkala, India

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Amazing fertility tree

Whilst you can't go into the inner sanctum unless you're a Hindu, the complex is totally worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst you can't go into the inner sanctum unless you're a Hindu, the complex is totally worth a visit.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ancient temple, blessed to have visited this temple twice during our stay in Varkala. In this temple, poojas are offered to the dead ancestors.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

It is a very old and beautiful temple, but one must remember it is a place of cult and you must behave or the locals will put you back in your place and kick you out of the place. If you do respect the traditions and ask a local to guide you, you will appreciate the incredible peacefulness of the... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

One of the best preserved temples I have ever seen . It is more than a 1000 years old and is a must see

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I realise that it is a place of worship but it felt that you were not welcomed as a sightseer. Fair enough it asked for 100 rupee fee to take photographs in the outer courts. At the "desk" a surly priest insisted that it was 250 rupees and told quite rudely that I only had 10 minutes to take my... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is on the way to varkala beach . A nice cute temple and very popular among localites . People come to these temples for doing pooja to departed souls.

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Aboyne, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

A beautiful temple, was great to by the herbs as an offering outside an dthen climb the stairs and feel part of such a holy place - well worth the vist

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

An old temple with an interesting history about a Dutch captain who donated the ship's bell when it sank without any loss of life. Foreigners are not allowed inside.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

It is a historic temple in varkala; almost 2000 years old.It is considered to be one of the oldest Hindu temples.The main god here is the Lord Vishnu. Temple is decently crowded. Worth a watch

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Very peaceful temple in the city heart of varkala. At night the place is lit with candles and the sight is just to watch. There is limited crowd so you can fully enjoy this.

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