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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. Put Kurinji Andavar Temple and other Kodaikanal attractions into our Kodaikanal tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not sure if all tourist would like it. Depends on the age-group and also spiritual orientation. We liked it though.  more »
  • There are many sacred elements in Kodaikanal. This temple captures some of this sacred elements with precision and fine build work.  more »
  • We had good darshan in this temple and it was quite peaceful. They maintained the temple well and the priest explained the history of the temple.  more »
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  • Awesome experience. Good and spoty clean. Good view of the valley from temple corridor. You may see Palani temple when sky is clear.
  • Quite an old temple, nice scenic view of surroundings from hills. A divine place. Lord Karthik, Ganesh and Navagraha are worshipped here.
  • Quite peaceful and a famous tourist spot. Best time to visit this place is early morning!
  • Good temple views ...construction is good with nice ambience...views from both sides of the temple are very awesome
  • Everyone thinks they are going for a temple but importance lies at scenic view and purchase.

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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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