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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Open Now: 3:45 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Open today: 3:45 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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A Vishnu temple with a massive fort gateway has been built in Dravidian style and is closed to non-Hindus.
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Manjalikulam Road | W Nada, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695023, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and ancient Hindu temple. Only hindus are allowed inside but as a non-Hindu you are allowed to walk around. No photography is allowed. Well worth a visit before entering the two Travancore museums.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just love this Temple and amazing history. Claims are, activities on this site date back 5000 years with a statue of Vishnu being found on the site. Also recently discovered foundation walls filled with todays estimated value around 20 billion in gold. Beautiful architecture and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Perry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no regulation in controlling the visitors to have the darshan of the swamy. There was a stampede in front of the sanctum sanctorum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrKSRaman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Serene and tranquil place. Do plan you visit well in advance to visit the temple. Inside the temple you can see the magnificent and magnanimous structure which has stood the times and elements for many millenia. Keep wondering about the architecture and artwork. The main...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dr-prashantbhatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is really very old and the major temple in Thiruvanantpuram. The Temple is closed after Noon till about 4, pls check the exact timings. Also, they have a dress code which is why i gave entering the temple a miss. There's a Museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank deepakk3443
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Must visit place , havent seen a deity idol like that. Campus is very well maintained and the history of the temple is very interesting. Must wear dhotis only for males and females : Saree or Top+Dhoti

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank am36237
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temple just have been renovated and innagurated by PM Modi. All the hawkers who were in the temple permisses have been moved out.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anandm504
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the temple is unique in its ambience with sand all around the courtyard. the mix of Tamil and Kerala architecture is interesting and the temple is phenomenally clean. the diety is huge, 18 feet long ina reclining position and outstanding in its architecture and execution....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dgupta7777777
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Nice architecture built by the Travancore maharaja. Must visit. Also visit the palace museum while you are there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J p
Reviewed 7 February 2019

it is very nice temple to see, good architecture of the temple, be clear on the timings to visit. it is very near to railway station around 2kms. dress code is very strict.

Date of experience: February 2019
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shiva p
20 February 2019|
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Response from Sathya S | Reviewed this property |
At the temple. Quite uncomplicated.
20 January 2019|
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Response from musafir_shimoga | Reviewed this property |
You can first visit Padmanabha swamy temple, it takes about twenty minutes by car from airport, Darshana closes by 12 and it’s hence preferred to visit the temple first and from there Kovalam beach is around 45 minutes by... More
22 December 2018|
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Response from Divyanshu_Thakur | Reviewed this property |
On the right side of the temple next to changing rooms, priests provide this facility.