Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Tirunelveli

4.9
Visit the complex of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple and admire its two huge temples dedicated to Shiva and his companion Parvathi. The gopurams, or pyramidal towers, date back to the 7th century, and other features were gradually added on through the ages. Look out for the 48 subpillars of the two single-stone giants in the complex, each apparently producing a note when stuck. Originally set in a bamboo forest, the temple now stands in the heart of the city, close to all that it has to offer. Plan your Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tirunelveli using our Tirunelveli day trip planner.
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  • Loved the temple, very impressive by the size. Super peaceful. Worth the trip. A must in the area. Shame we could not take pictures. Need a pants to go inside.  more »
  • Very much impressed with the art works throughout the temple. The musical pillar is very much admirable. All of the above you will feel the godliness very much.  more »
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