Exquisite stone carvings and stairs producing musical sounds when struck make Airavatesvara Temple a true architectural wonder and a World Heritage Site. Built in the 12th century, this Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture is dedicated to Lord Shiva and packed with delicate carvings and mesmerizing ornaments. To appreciate the full splendor of the striking temple, consider taking a guided tour around the complex. Plan your visit to Airavatesvara Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kumbakonam travel route planner.
Tours To Airavatesvara Temple
Explore Srinivasa Ramanujan House and Kumbakonam Temples with Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $189
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Private Guided Tour of Airavatesvara Temple from Thanjavur BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $149
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Airavatesvara Temple Reviews
We just missed the Darshan by a minute - sharp 1 pm they close. Its a must see on the way to Tanjore and the carvings are magnificent and intact. Its a UNESCO site. The main gates ghave been... more »
Amazing and very impresive sculptures of gods. Its imposible to describe it and because i higly recomend to visit it. more »
Gorgeous temple! If you are an art and architecture enthusiast you will love it! Especially look out for the pillars depicting scenes out of Indian Epics.
What a Stone Art work, Mind Blowing, No words to say. I missed these in my past. Need to visit again and again. Best Architecture in the Word. It was famous for very very tiny stone work. Those time workers are really skilled person. I am very happy to see those art. Many Many historical events are present in that stone art, Like Mahabharatham, Ramayanam and etc. Again i will plan to visit after a year.
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