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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  • a very serene temple..well managed ...only thing is if they pay attention to its cleanliness and maintenance.  more »
  • Great architecture and history. This is a must see when you visit Kerala in India. Great architecture and grand statues and corridors. Just make sure you have the right dress code [or you can rent it ...  more »
  • Shree Ananatha Padmanabhaswamy temple nothing but heaven on earth and a must see temple to take blessings of Lord Vishnu. Devotees please note that men must wear Dhoti and without shirt on top and wom...  more »
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  • You can see a pond on your right as you enter the temple premises. But you have to be in proper dress code to enter temple. You can get it on rent or you can buy it over there. Temple staff is helpful, cooperative yet disciplined. Amazing temple in terms of sculptures, artifacts and architecture. Above all you can feel peace inside yourself as you enter the temple. And as you see Lord Sree Padmanabhaswamy, you want to sit in front of him for hours and stare at him. Amazing place full of positive energy.
  • A beautiful and very old temple. To enter the temple, a dress code is there for gents and ladies. A very big idol of Lord Vishnu in lying mode on the huge serpent "Ananthnag". The main shrine has three doors through which one can see the Lord in three parts i.e. through the first door one can see from head up to the chest, through the middle door, the middle portion of the body and through the third door, up to the feet. Very divine feeling inside the temple.
  • Beautiful temple. And in night it looks too much beautiful. And once you reach the point(main temple inside) remember god Krishna is lying down. He is visible in 3 parts as he is lying down. Left hand side is head , center is stomach and in right side you will see legs Mobile phone are not allowed inside the temple. There are 4 gates to the temple. While going note down that from which gate you are entering, else you might get lost.
  • Amazing temple with great history. People should follow a dress code to enter the temple. Museum and palace are must visit places around the temple.
  • Nice temple to visit but you have to wear dhoti for entering. It is very historic and calm place. There are two types of line direct or vip line for rs 150 and normal line without any charge. Only females in saare are allowed without dhoti otherwise they have to wear dhoti above their clothes.

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The main accommodations in Thiruvananthapuram proper lie to the north of the main train station. Ranging from boutiques set in colonial-era buildings to side street youth hostels with dormitory-style rooms, the choice throughout the city covers a wide range. However, plenty of visitors to Thiruvananthapuram choose to stay closer to the coast instead, arranging day trips to the city itself. Nearby beach resorts, such as Varkala and Kovalam, rank high on visitors' lists, with abundances of boutique hotels, beach huts, and resorts.
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