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Janardhana Swami Temple

Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Beautiful Temple

This is one of the oldest temple. Dates back to 2000 years. The atmosphere is so divine. Must visit... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Pooja A
via mobile
History preserved well

Temple: Beautifully located and has a history that you can read about before or after (not much... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
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Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest temple. Dates back to 2000 years. The atmosphere is so divine. Must visit if in Varkala. No need of buying any tickets. Very well maintained. This has a huge bell gifted by an England sailor. The bell is engraved...More

Thank Pooja A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Temple: Beautifully located and has a history that you can read about before or after (not much access to information in the temple itself. The people at the temple are not that amiable so do not expect a warm welcome with smiles. Timings: They have...More

Thank YesToTravelAnytime
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Felt very good after visiting the temple. For all travelers, if you want to visit the inside of temple, please dress properly, no shorts or such clothing.

Thank 275km697
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Calm and serene in god's own country.visit this temple with more than 2000 year history. Very near to varkala beach.

Thank Sethuraman I
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It is a very old temple with lord Janardhana as the main deity. It is a very nice place to worship .

Thank Chandra B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The temple's architecture is very good. It is one of the famous temples in Varkala. Visit this temple in the morning or evening, because in the noon time, its closed.

Thank ashikivor
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest Vishnu temples at the entrance of the papanasam beach. Very serene and calm. It's right at the entrance of the beach road. Shirts and shorts are not allowed inside the temple. It has some history to his place. The adjoining Varkala...More

Thank pvanala
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Other than the beach, Varkala has few sights. This temple would not be much of a destination if not for the lack of alternatives. Yes, it's old and looks it, but it has little by way of art or sculpture. No doubt it has huge...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This temple is well worth a visit. We were very lucky as we got chatting to a couple of local people who told us all about the temple and explained some rituals that took place there. The temple area itself has a wonderfully peaceful feel...More

1  Thank Ganesh2764
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A must visit when in Varkala. Though we came just for the beach, this temple was worth the visit. Even if you aren't religious, do visit. A few blessings do no harm!

Thank anna_blr
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