Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Tirunelveli

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Visit the complex of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple and admire its two huge temples dedicated to Shiva and his companion Parvathi. The gopurams, or pyramidal towers, date back to the 7th century, and other features were gradually added on through the ages. Look out for the 48 subpillars of the two single-stone giants in the complex, each apparently producing a note when stuck. Originally set in a bamboo forest, the temple now stands in the heart of the city, close to all that it has to offer. Plan your Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tirunelveli using our Tirunelveli day trip planner.
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  • Normally, for the tour operators, this temple doesn't make a place in their itineraries from Madurai to Kanyakumari nor Kanyakumari to Rameswaram / vice versa. You can ask for the agents to have a sto...  more »
  • The trip was organised by Green India Travels.Mr.Prem Kanna organised the trip very well.The highlight was Pancha guru sthalams.Though schedule was hectic we could see all the temples.One more must vi...  more »
  • This very big temple of Shiva is one of the very important famous temples in South India.This temple has the statues of Shivalinga and Anantha Padmanabha swami next to each other.Ambal sannathi is nea...  more »

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