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Janardhana Swami Temple, Varkala

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Varkala holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Janardhana Swami Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Well probably the temple is quite good inside, but tourists cannot go in as those are the temple rules. So there is not much to see there, but walking around it. 
  • One of the oldest temples all over India is in Varkala, Kerala, India. It is more than 2000 years old. Means much older than the christ stuff. Although lots of renovation has taken place/ the place is...  read more »
  • We were told by our hotel about this temple as it was so close to the hotel. So we decided to make a trip as we head to our next destination. We went inside but straight away were asked to pay a donat...  read more »
  • A temple for Lord Vishnu, main festival is Arattu which is conducted on the Malayalam month of Meenam on the day of Uthram
  • This is typical of ancient Kerala temples. The main deity is in standing posture. One needs to climb steps to reach or else take the vehicle to top entrance from the beach side!
  • Wach around and see sculpture ,do not miss the West entrance.most of them look broken
  • Amazing Vishnu temple...
  • Very old Vishnu temple. Every morning near sunrise and evening near sunset there are beautiful pujas. Need to see!
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