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Second of the 3 great temples at Thanjavur

A well maintained Siva temple which is famous for its historical and archaeological beauty rather... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bengaluru, India
An ancient temple which is a must see while you are in Kumbakonam

A very divine temple. It's one of the 14 temples that we have visited in Kumbakonam. This is known... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 4 days ago

A well maintained Siva temple which is famous for its historical and archaeological beauty rather than its spiritual powers. It is around 35 km from Thanjavur and is a must see for those who love to have the historical lineage.

Thank Ajithsarma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very divine temple. It's one of the 14 temples that we have visited in Kumbakonam. This is known as Temple City and has at least 100 temples in 20km radius.

Thank Madhu_Malapaka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank HaimantiPaul
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 15 August 2017 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 15 August 2017

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 31 July 2017

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

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Response from NitinHM | Reviewed this property |
Temple morning time is 6 am to 12 PM.