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Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, Kumbakonam

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Admire an impressive five-tiered gateway tower covered with elaborate colored carvings at Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, an important Hindu temple dedicated to Venkateswara, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Constructed in Dravidian style of architecture in late 8th century, the temple features exquisite paintings of ten avatars of Vishnu and images of Lord Rama, Lord Garuda Azhwar and Hanuman. A holy tank inside the temple premises and its gardens provide calm and restful atmosphere to numerous visitors. Check out a mahout riding a decorated temple elephant through a pillared corridor out in the holy tank located on temple’s premises. Make Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam a part of your Kumbakonam vacation plans using our Kumbakonam tour planner.
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  • Though this temple is popular, but cleanliness is a question mark. As a holy place you can redeem your sin. But as a visiting place the place need improvement.  more »
  • We had prarthana and completed by us. The temple admin is not professional and very rude sevaks. Neat and clean also.  more »
  • Visited this place in the evening and was little crowded but there was no hue and cry among devotees.  more »

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As a tourist town and place of pilgrimage, Kumbakonam has a good range of accommodations to suit diverse tastes and budgets. Look right in the center, close to the main temples, for the greatest array of budget-friendly lodgings, with guesthouses and small hotels located right in the thick of it. Farther out, a few larger hotels make use of the additional space with extra amenities, including large dining halls, pools, and gardens.
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