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Guganathaswamy Temple

Published Date: 03-May-2024

Guganathaswamy Temple, built in the 11th century by King Raja Raja Chola, is a popular religious site frequented by Lord Shiva’s devotees. The temple has impressive Dravidian-style architecture and 1000-year-old inscriptions that appeal to both history and architecture enthusiasts. The main deity worshipped here is a Shivalinga in the temple. You can stay at one of the hotels in Kanyakumari that are close to the temple for easy access.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Duration: Less than an hour
  • How to Reach: The temple is about 3 km away from Kanyakumari centre and 2 km away from the bus stand. You can take a taxi or auto-rickshaw to cover the distance.
  • Timing: 6:00 am–11:30 am, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Best for: It is among the best places to visit in Kanyakumari in 2 days.
  • Nearby Attractions: Thirparappu Falls, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple – Sthanumalayan Kovil, Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Nearby Restaurants: Hotel Sarvana, The Curry, Suchindrum Maruthi Hotel

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