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Airavatesvara Temple

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Address: Thanjavur District, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.

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Mesmerising Architecture

One of the UNESCO affiliated temple is a classic example of heritage of Indian Architecture specially of the Dravidians. A must visit place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the UNESCO affiliated temple is a classic example of heritage of Indian Architecture specially of the Dravidians. A must visit place.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Darasuram is around 6 kms from Swamimalai. The temple in Darasuram is Airavatesvara Temple. This temple is around 4 kms from Kumbakonam and is fully rich of architecture. The temple premises are maintained by ASI and the sanctum is taken care of state government. It is believed that the white elephant of Indra, Airavatam, had worshipped Lord Siva in this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do find Temples fascinating places and this temple, at Darasuram, is an architectural masterpiece. It dates from the Chola era and is intricately carved with all manner of designs both human and non-human in nature. It's well proportioned and is neither so large that you get a sense of temple fatigue nor too little that you wonder why you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This architecture marvel is located in outskirts of Kumbakonam. Built around 850 years back. There are no 'modern color paintings' on the temple towers. The temple surface is well preserved. On the southern stairs you can observe the mythical Yali sculptures. Yalis are the animal that is great enemy of warrior elephants. The decorative stair are adorned with sculptures. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

it is almost to see mid day but any time you can not see the shadow of the gopuram in land side it is awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice place to Visit. Raja RajaChola period. Good to visit. Nicely Maintained and Construction in Raja Raja chola period

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is full of history. The temple constructed thousand years ago, the detailing which went in creating this master piece is amazing. hats off to the creators of this temple....don t miss it !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a place worth visiting. Do stop there to admire its breathtaking beauty of it's architecture, carvings, statues and etc. In the morning, especially after about 10 am or so, the tiles are really hot to walk on though!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Airateshwar temple is located at Darasuram, just 4 kms away from Kumbakonam bus stand. It is built by Rajendra chola in the 12 th century. Lord shiva is worshipped here as Airavata the White elephant of King Indra. Periya Nayaki Amman temple is situated adjacent to the main deity. It is one of the UNESCO recognised world heritage site. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Must see in Kumbakonam.Please hire a guide to know the marvelous Chola Sculptures . Awesome sculptures and camera is a must to carry!

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