Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Admire Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the richest temple in the world, famous for its treasure contained in six underground vaults. The origins of the ancient temple complex remain unknown, with some structures dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Still not completely explored, the temple vaults are estimated to contain more than $22 billion in gold and precious jewelry. Non-Hindus aren't allowed inside the temple, but you can still view the historic complex from the outside. Arrange to visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and other attractions in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .
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  • good place to visit if you can bear the crowd. Take Rs200 entry ticket to feel privileged/VIP and take shorter south-gate route. You'll find people sitting there to guide but asking price for any expl...  more »
  • This temple is only accessible to Hindu people. I am sure it is a fabulous experience for them but for foreigners, you can only see the top of the temple rising up with its ornate carvings but can't r...  more »
  • Was thinking of visiting this but when I saw the Dress Code say no salwar kameez, decided to pass it. When the temple was constructed they didn't know about salwar kameez. It seems to be a recent addi...  more »
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  • One of sacred places of South India.. a example of the architectural skill of Indians... There is no other feeling but to surrender to the Lord... The beauty of the divine and enormous strength of the ultimate have been derived into the Vishnu idol... I wonder who doesn't fall in love with the Lord....
  • Very famous temple in South India. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Well maintained and courteous staff. Very crowded therefore one needs to wait for a long time to get inside the main temple, irrespective of how early you go. One should have plenty of time in hand while visiting this temple.
  • Such a lovely ambience
  • Just another over hyped temple. Considering that it's considered the wealthiest temple in the world, it doesn't really look like it, which is not a big deal if they managed it sensibly. The security should be there, but they've made a huge hype about it as well. In our case, after entering the temple, the security made us remove earphones from my mother's purse, which we weren't informed about beforehand and which doesn't make much sense since they are allowing the purse inside but removing everything in it. We had to throw in the side because they also had no counter to keep such stuff and if we went back to the previous counter to keep it, we'd have to wait for a long time since there was rush everywhere. So good luck throwing your beloved things on floor. They have a dress code policy, which doesn't seem that stupid until you find out the actual reason behind it. Also a Hindu only temple. Like every other famous temple in India, they too have a "premium visit with extra fee" feature. You can use it to avoid getting in line and have a quick visit inside. Now it could be helpful if they didn't have a big line even for that and make everyone sit outside for 15 mins. To me, its just another example of blind faith turning into business.
  • Very clean and silent. You will find beach sand inside the temple and surrounding with diyas across the temple. Absolutely brilliant place to visit. The temple arch from east entrance is too good.

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