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. Plan to visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker.
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  • Nobody would ask for money to spend time with the lord. The pujari would not ask for money, if you visit the lord, as other high end temples from south India. We had 5 ladies in the group & all enjoye...  more »
  • The place was very calm and quite and one used to cherish the atmosphere there. with the open knowledge of the immense treasure in its vaults, it has suddenly turned into a sort of fortress with plent...  more »
  • The temple is built in an intricate fusion of the indigenous Kerala style and the Dravidian syle of architecture featuring high walls, and a 16th century gopuram. The deity has ornaments worth almost ...  more »
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  • i have been to many temples on earth... but the spirituality which i experienced at this place is worth a visit... the place is very peaceful and calm.... the architecture of the temple and the Lord are wonderful and will always stay captured in my heart....
  • You have to wear lungi to get into the temple and no other thing but wallet is allowed strange. Very good place to be calm and to connect with god. very very ancient place. As per my knowledge every one there has just assumption of the history. No one have a true evidence or story that they know.
  • Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple is Very beautiful temple and must visit place in Trivandrum. Temple is one of the most popular and old Vishnu temple in south India. The word 'Thiruvananthapuram' literally means 'the land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy'. You have to keep luggage and phones in cloakroom as it is not allowed inside the temple. Another important thing is ladies should enter the Temple with saree or Dhoti and Gents should enter the Temple without shirt. Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, 1 km away Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, 6 km away
  • The deity of this temple, Lord Padmanabha is in Ananthasayanam posture. And thus the city got its name Thiruvananthapuram.
  • This temple in Trivandrum is very special. You have to enter only with Dhoti or Mundu. The lord Anantha Sayana is 18 feet and lying down and you see him in three segments via three doors. Temple is huge and architecture is superb. Also richest temple . They found plenty of gold in the inner chambers very recently. Visit and receive His blessings!we were there in 1979