Kurinji Andavar Temple, Kodaikanal

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
One of the most sacred places of worship in the city, Kurinji Andavar Temple was built in 1936 by the Australian wife of a local politician who adopted the Hindu faith. Explore the natural forest surroundings with picturesque views of the valley when you visit this temple, appropriately dedicated to Lord Muruga, the "God of Hills." If you need some souvenirs of your trip, consider picking up some locally made items like chocolates and medicinal oils from one of the nearby stores. Make Kurinji Andavar Temple a centerpiece of your Kodaikanal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kodaikanal day trip planner.
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  • Divinity in the abode of hills. One of the nice places to visit in Kodaikanal. Feel the freshness and cool breeze whenever you visit the temple.  more »
  • The place has its name due to the Neela Kurinji flower, which blooms once in twelve years. A beautiful view of the flowers can be enjoyed from these premises while having a darshan.  more »
  • Pristine temple , clean and neat. Beautiful views from the hilltop. There is a flower plant there which blooms only once every 12 years , that’s the beauty of its rarity . A must visit if going to Kodaikanal.
  • Temple is neat and clean. Very peaceful and hill top view is good. Parking is problem during weekend and busy time. Too many shops that divert kids attention.
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