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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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Maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, the temple areas are so beautiful and clean. It was such a peaceful place to be with no big crowds. Lawns are clean and you can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kaushalya V
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, the temple areas are so beautiful and clean. It was such a peaceful place to be with no big crowds. Lawns are clean and you can seriously roll on it. The most mindblowing thing I had discovered is each and every pillars of the temple has beautiful carved stories to tell. Awesome!

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India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a heritage centre, maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. I wish all temples were maintained so beautifully. Lovely lawns surround it, it has peace and quiet, and is steeped in history. I only wish I had more time to spend here to see each of the sculptures in detail and enjoy their beauty!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge place ...tons & tons of green pastures outside the temple perimeter. Inside, is a architectural marvel...must visit

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a beautiful Hindu temple located in a small town called Darasuram, near Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. I had been to this place on 17th Jan 2017. Temple was clean, tidy and simple. There was absolutely no crowd and we loved to stay here for long. We knew about the Bull & Elephant statue... More 

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Russellville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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Reviewed 18 March 2017

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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