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Thanumalayan Temple

Published Date: 03-May-2024

Thanumalayan Temple, also known as Sthanumalayan Kovil, is a prominent Hindu temple dedicated to the Gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. There are about 30 shrines in the temple, including a 22-foot-tall statue of Lord Anjaneya and a massive idol of Nandi. From astounding architecture and four musical pillars to beautiful gopurams and exquisite carvings, everything about the temple is amazing. When you strike the pillars with your thumb, you will hear different musical notes. Inscriptions dating back to the 9th century can be found on the wall.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: The temple is 13 km away from Kanyakumari centre and 14 km away from the bus stand, so you can take a bus or taxi.
  • Timing: 4:30 am – 11:30 am, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Best for: It is one of the most significant places in Kanyakumari tourism.
  • Tip: Take time to explore the temple’s architecture.
  • Nearby Attractions: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanniyakumari Sunrise View, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Aazhimala Shiva Temple, Sunset Point
  • Nearby Restaurants: Sthanumalayan Kovil, Aasife Biriyani, Indus Buffet, Gujarathi Bhavan Restaurant, Le Arabia Restaurant
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.6 rating and 11,000 reviews

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