Airavatesvara Temple, Kumbakonam

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Exquisite stone carvings and stairs producing musical sounds when struck make Airavatesvara Temple a true architectural wonder and a World Heritage Site. Built in the 12th century, this Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture is dedicated to Lord Shiva and packed with delicate carvings and mesmerizing ornaments. To appreciate the full splendor of the striking temple, consider taking a guided tour around the complex. Plan your visit to Airavatesvara Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kumbakonam travel route planner.
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  • Since the temple is under the control of Archeological Survey of India as a World Heritage Site, the usual spiritual and religious sanctity is missing but considered by visitors as a Monument site... 
    Since the temple is under the control of Archeological Survey of India as a World Heritage Site, the usual spiritual and religious sanctity is missing but considered by visitors as a Monument site...  more »
  • Constructed by King Rajendra chola II , Remarkable sculptures especially u can find 63 Nayanmagal story around the temple, Beautiful Sarabeshwarar and many more actually... for history lovers... 
    Constructed by King Rajendra chola II , Remarkable sculptures especially u can find 63 Nayanmagal story around the temple, Beautiful Sarabeshwarar and many more actually... for history lovers...  more »
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  • Marvellous Design, Architecture and Sculptures. A must visit place but courtyard could be very hot and hence need to plan accordingly. Would recommend to take assistance of a guide to get a better understanding and to ensure that some points which would otherwise get missed are covered.
  • Great temple. Peaceful place for family and friends. It has a beautiful pack where we can spend a quality time. There is parking facilities as well as a small shop to buy water and few other items.

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