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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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  • The kurinji andavar Temple is home to lord Murugan or Karhikeya.Kurinji is also a rare species of flower which blooms here once every 12 years. 
  • Apart from the fact that you get a clear view of Palani, nothing great about it. But since not too many tourists so temple visit was OK 
  • I love this temple and have visited many times. It is very neat and tidy which is a huge plus for me. Flowers are sold outside in cute little baskets and they are very reasonably priced. The place its...  more »
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  • Nice place, but in Season days traffic will be heavy and No Parking places for Four Wheelers.So visit this place in morning Time(7:00-9:00AM) to avoid struck on traffic. In here you can see long view of Palani Murugan Temple. Get Religious touch and start your journey around Kodaikanal... Good luck😊
  • Used to be a pretty open place, but now shops are taken over 😢 but the temple is getting renovated and looks awesome!
  • popular temple in kodaikanal,most of family tourist visit whenever thy visit koadaikanal.....
  • Not worth a place. If you are coming here for a religious reason then I have nothing to say. But I really didn't like the way the drivers have made this a tourist attraction. There is nothing to see. Even the temple is new.
  • It is a very beautiful temple. The beauty lies in its location, simplicity, calmness of the place. It houses Lord Kartikey ( son of Lord Shiva), with a Murti of Lord Ganesha in the main temple, along with Navgrah and Lord Hanuman. The main attraction is Kurunji plant which gets its flowers only after twelve years. Next flower is expected in 2018.