Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram

4.8
Admire the exquisitely carved sandstone at Kailasanathar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple and the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. Built in the seventh century CE by King Rajasimha, this modestly scaled temple has an air of intimacy enhanced by the warm color of its masterfully arranged and adorned stones. Pyramidal shikhara, gopuram, and plastered walls feature throughout the temple, serving as examples for many later architects and stonemasons in South India. Known for individual worship, the complex features a sanctuary so small that only one devotee at a time can enter through a tight tunnel. Enter this "puja" and feel the sanctity of the ancient gods. Our Kanchipuram trip itinerary planner makes visiting Kanchipuram and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Kailasanath has to be seen to appreciate the intricate and gorgeous architecture of the place. Not as well maintained as some of the other temples in Kanchipuram but still worth a visit.  more »
  • This temple is an ancient one with the most stunning sculptures that I have ever seen. Definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • Set in grassland and with limited internal access due to safety concerns this is still a good visit to appreciate the weight of the construction.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place..! Historical art ๐ŸŽจ! My friend introduced this place to me and I loved it. This historic place is great experience for me. It deserves a lot more attention than other places. ...! I'm waiting for next meet. Yeah! Missing you my dear friend. Get ready for the trip. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
  • What an amazing temple. This one is lesser known as it is a bit far from the Kanchipuram temple. Also, it's less religious than the rest of the bigger ones. But the architectural magnificence will enthrall you once you are in. A photographer's delight.
  • Excellent place to visit with your family. Very peaceful. Also a fine example of the architectural excellence of our previous generations.
  • All of people in world, must watch this place. Such a wonderful sculpture arts are made by very big stones in more than 1000 year's before.. By Tamil people's without architect and comfortable' machineries and mechanism ....
  • Really superb for its art and architecture. A must place to visit. Very neatly and beautifully maintained garden and its surroundings.
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