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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good architecture. Huge, attractive entry tower one of the tallest in India. Large area of temple with Huge ancient temple of Shiva. But disappointed with maintenance. If good maintained then It will be good attractive place for tourist. Because now only locals are visiting...More

Thank Niraj M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With age comes beauty - opposite of what is believed to be. Broken sculptures and large rock stones to walk on, its eloquent

Thank mrkey2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent architecture. Not a big temple and can be covered in 30-45 min if not much rush. Quite remote. Better to take your vehicle or book auto for to-fro trip.

Thank Ben K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Dravidian architecture. Must see. Temple closes early as 6:30 pm. It is advisable to go before sunset as no proper light to see statues are available.

Thank Prem1618
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An ancient shiva temple standing bravely for the past several centuries. This is an excellent photo-op place, though one can offer prayers to Lord as well. Seems to have fallen from glory as it's not crowded and is quite peace. Do spare a few minutes...More

Thank Archanarudra26
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

These place is called as Shiva Kanchi. Here's history says Parvathi and Shiva got married under a mango tree .and the same mango tree is found here

Thank sritilak
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I could see, this is the best dravidian style of architecture i have ever seen. The temple is very clean, greenary and you will get mind peace for sure

Thank Sakthi N
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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

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24 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")