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Address: Thanjavur | Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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05:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.

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Excellent rating for the horse and elephant stairways

The horse chariots and elephant stairways are excellent and there was only a few people there when I visited mid afternoon. There were a couple of "priest" hustling visitors to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Russellville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The horse chariots and elephant stairways are excellent and there was only a few people there when I visited mid afternoon. There were a couple of "priest" hustling visitors to come into their chamber for ritual as an excuse for rupees.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

darasuram is a shiva temple where lord shiva is worshipped as airavatesvara and godess parvathi as periya nayaki . the temple is with out any rush

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

airavateswara temple darasuram is a hidden gem just 10 km from town of kumbakonam tamilnadu . one can see eight hundred years old temple architecture lord shiva is worshiped as airavateswara its a amazing and jaw dropping dravidian temple architecture

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Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this temple on your visit. Has beautiful sculptors. Calm and serene atmosphere. Views from the temple is really good.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like raja raja cholan temple, his grandsons temple also is equally beautiful and nice architecture. Very serene environment and less crowded. Just near to this temple there is a village selling handwoven saree at a very reasonable price. Very beautiful sarees.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike Brihadeshwar temple at Thanjavur, this temple is quite less crowded. Visit in the rainy season can be fun because of greenery and rains.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If Tanjore is majestic in size, Darasuram(Iravadeswarar Temple) is meant to be known for miniature sculptures. The Sculptures which is not even the height of our baby finger depicts the ability of Tamil Sculptor. Mark my words, you will lose your whole day if you get to know the full beauty of Darasuram temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to visit.a famous painting was found in that temple.it is mystrious as like monolisa painting sound produce when hitting stones in seven steps produce sapthaswara lord siva temple

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of carving even on steps and ceilings. Lots of histories narrated in the carving of pillars. Guide called : Divakar explains the whole beauty of the temple.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Airavateswara temple, like brihadeeswara in Tanjore, is really grand! Priest here acted as our guide and explained the history and architecture and it was a great experience! Amazed by the perfection of the sculptures and overall grandeur! One of the nest temples in Kumbakonam and a must visit!

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