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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  • October 3, 2017
    Temple is located in a place in the way to the villa where we stayed and is very quiet and neat. Temple is dedicated to lord Murugan and It’s one of the must visit places when in kodai. The temple has...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    The temple is situated near to the Chettiyar Park and has beautiful architecture. The temple belongs to God Karthik who is Son of Lord Shiva. The temple has few local small shops outside of it. It is ...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    We had good darshan, the crowd was orderly, from outside of the temple the view was very good with mountains & trees. Only thing was parking, it is very hard to go near the temple by car since the roa...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    Awesome experience. Good and spoty clean. Good view of the valley from temple corridor. You may see Palani temple when sky is clear.
  • June 26, 2017
    Quite an old temple, nice scenic view of surroundings from hills. A divine place. Lord Karthik, Ganesh and Navagraha are worshipped here.
  • June 7, 2017
    Quite peaceful and a famous tourist spot. Best time to visit this place is early morning!
  • June 29, 2017
    Good temple views ...construction is good with nice ambience...views from both sides of the temple are very awesome
  • June 30, 2017
    Everyone thinks they are going for a temple but importance lies at scenic view and purchase.

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