Kurinji Andavar Temple, Kodaikanal

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One of the most sacred places of worship in the city, Kurinji Andavar Temple was built in 1936 by the Australian wife of a local politician who adopted the Hindu faith. Explore the natural forest surroundings with picturesque views of the valley when you visit this temple, appropriately dedicated to Lord Muruga, the "God of Hills." If you need some souvenirs of your trip, consider picking up some locally made items like chocolates and medicinal oils from one of the nearby stores. Make Kurinji Andavar Temple a centerpiece of your Kodaikanal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kodaikanal day trip planner .
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  • When we visited, temple was not crowded. Even few flower sellers selling garlands at reasonable price. As the temple is situated at the end of a cliff, the view from the temple is beautiful. During th...  more »
  • we went to this place around 3PM in the afternoon , Temple is closed but you can see the god through the door. Both sides of the temple are having nice View . You can see palani temple view from here....  more »
  • Very old....nice place and very calm....far away from the main visiting spots....though in the lap of mother nature  more »
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  • The Kurinji Aandavar Temple is a popular temple in Kodaikanal and is easily accessible. The temple is well maintained and clean. For those who seek a bit of religious diversion in the middle of a hectic trip or picnic, this is a an ideal place to visit.
  • We were so lucky to see the kurinji flowers blossom after 12 years. And place is very quiet. Visited on October 2017
  • Clam place..u can get view of kodaikanal and theni..but i ddnt see anything because of mist...apart from temple, nthg is there...
  • Very calm and serene atmosphere. Very neat and tidy. Worth a visit.
  • Small temple in beautiful are. The valley view is very attractive. Old temple.

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Unsurprisingly, the most upmarket accommodations in Kodaikanal sit by the lake. Offering extensive views of the central water features and the hills rolling off into the horizon, the rooms in such establishments usually come with a nice set of amenities including onsite spas, restaurants, and pools. Shoestring travelers that want a central location can opt for simple hotels in the town center to the east, while those wanting to get out of town altogether will find a few scattered hotels along the main roads, as well as rental bungalows in secluded spots.
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