Janardhana Swami Temple, Varkala

4.4
Located on a tabletop-shaped hill, Janardhana Swami Temple represents a jewel of Keralan architecture. Embark on the moderately difficult climb up the stairs to the top of the hill, where you'll see the richly colored gate to the temple. Admire the two idols that guard the gate and proceed into the beautifully built and decorated site, where you'll find another idol of Sri in the main shrine. Take a break after the hike by the temple’s pond and well, which brims with clear water. You can’t take photographs inside the temple, but you can take plenty of great snaps from the outside. Add Janardhana Swami Temple and other attractions to your Varkala trip itinerary using our Varkala trip itinerary planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Janardhana Swami Temple
map
Janardhana Swami Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
270 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Janardhana swami temple was very beautiful temple. surrounding area was amazing and full of greenery. According to my view this place as must visit place.  more »
  • Time of our tourist trip to varkala we visited the temple of janardhana swami.its spirutual and divine .a very big pond is sitiated infront of the temple .we took bath there before we entered into the...  more »
  • At first we were not aware of the imporance and specifics of this temple, which happens to be located in a tourist town. We finally went and were very impressed by the location and how people visited ...  more »
Google
  • You can make an ariel view of beach from the back side of the temple... Quiet beautiful... The waves are high during the tides..... Huge assembles of people forms on the vavubali that comes on June or July of every year...... Spiritual ceremony on death anniversaries of ancestors known and unknown who where dead and gone during the past..........
  • Very ancient temple of Lord Vishnu. Classic example of Kerala temple architecture. Worth visiting.
  • Very ancient temple of around 2000 years old. A great example of kerala temple architecture. But you need to be fully dressed while you enter the temple. Beautiful and spiritual ambience inside.
  • Ancient temple located near Arabian sea.. tranquil place to have a close interaction with Lord Janardana.. under administrative control of Travancore Devaswom board.
  • 2000 year old Vishnu temple. Also known as Dhakshina Kashi. Nearest railway station is Varkala Sivagiri.
Places to stay near Janardhana Swami Temple

Plan your trip to Varkala

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Janardhana Swami Temple by other users

3 days in Varkala BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Kovalam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA May, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Varkala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 49 days in India BY A USER FROM BRUNEI October, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Kollam BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Kochi (Cochin), Varkala & Kovalam BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Sri Lanka & India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans