Janardhana Swami Temple, Varkala

4.4
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. Add Janardhana Swami Temple and other attractions to your Varkala trip itinerary using our Varkala trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The varkala (papanasam beach) is more famous than the temple. Although the name for the beach is due to the temple. There is a old story which talks about a pandya king who had been cursed with "Brahm...  more »
  • The place is very good to visit. The best time is in the morning and the rituals followed are very good  more »
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  • Great place to find inner peace. helps to clear mind and leave all the tress.
  • An ancient temple, provides inner peace.... Peaceful atmosphere for meditation...
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