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Kailasanathar Temple, is a wonderful architecture of sandstone of yester years going back to 6th Century AD. It was built by Pallava King Mahendra Varma and is similar to renowned architecture of Mahabalipuram .

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The site is an UNESCO heritage site. You will be busy with your camera and it will be a delight to photograph those structures, casting myriad shadows and angles. It will take at least an hour or more to view the sculptures and complete the visit.  Since, protected UNESCO site, it has wonderful lawns and is maintained well..


Pillayarpalayaam, Pincode : 631501 Kanchipurami District, Tamil Nadu


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Open Hours

Morning- 6AM to 11.30 AM
Evening- 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM

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