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Janardhana Swami Temple

Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Very old temple retaining the typical architecture.. a must see at Varkala. The temple is big with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai City District, India
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divine and blessed

this temple is truly the highlight of this town...big spacious temple..in typical South Indian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nirmesh P
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Beach Road | Near Papnashnam Beach, Varkala, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old temple retaining the typical architecture.. a must see at Varkala. The temple is big with the main diety being Lord Vishnu. Preferable to visit in mornings.. heard that it gets crowded in evening. We visited in the morning on a auspicious Vaikuntha Ekadashi...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this temple is truly the highlight of this town...big spacious temple..in typical South Indian style...nice n clean... We took an auto from our hotel who took us there for 50 bucks...one should take that auto guy s number since sometimes autos are not available once...More

Thank Nirmesh P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and ancient temple. Went in the evening when we saw all the lamps lit up. Worth a visit. Note - men have to remove their shirts in the inner sanctum. Women can wear salwar kameez and enter.

1  Thank Nithya18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ancient temple steeped in history. The lamps in the evening make the experience even more beautiful.

Thank butwhy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very old temple Only lungi is required for men Shorts not allowed. This is situated near papnasham beach. Worth visiting if u are at varkala.

Thank Vishal J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during our visit to Varkala. Ancient nice temple. Boys are allowed with full pants and they are supposed to take off the shirts inside the temple and girls are allowed with Salwar kurta/ saree.

Thank sonamkadam01
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I visited this temple, as I have many others on my trip to India, only to be shouted at for being a ‘foreigner’ and told to get out. There was no signage to this effect and no one approached me beforehand. I was treated most...More

1  Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Janardana Swami Temple is a 2000-year-old temple situated in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram.[1] It is also known as Varkala Temple. Janardana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu. It is a very well known temple in Kerala about 10.9 km west of Kallambalam on NH 66 near sea, 25 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city, 13 km south of famous backwater...More

1  Thank Muthusamy Irung... R
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Very old Hindu temple. Historical place. Many tourists visit this place. Very peaceful place. There are priests to conduct puja.

Thank Asif A
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This temple is located on top of hill and it gives very nice view. Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Thank DiguMB
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Priya S
4 July 2017|
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Response from YesToTravelAnytime | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. For men: Dhoti, Children (below 10 years): Any, Women: Saree, Salwar