Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 07:20 pm]
  • Address: West Nada, East Fort, Trivandrum 695023, India‬
  • Timings: 03:00 am - 07:20 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4712466830
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture

Padmanabhaswamy Temple - Review

One of the most popular and richest temples in India, the Pandmanabhaswamy Temple is known for its number of devotees and its massive treasure unearthed in 2011. Perhaps the most mysterious of Indian temples, the Padmanabhaswamy temple still has vaults which are unknown to anyone but the royal family of Travancore and its controversies change with every story.

On a spiritual note, the Temple is known for its serene and tranquil atmosphere and its spell-binding architecture- some of which are masterpieces of their own right.

The temple is mentioned in ancient scriptures including the Bhagwad Gita and is still stranger to the actual date of its consecration.

Highlights include:

  • Greta Temple (Maha Kshetram)
  • Ananthasayanam Idol (Legend says that 12 Salagramas stones when worshipped together have the power of a Mahakshetram, this idol is made up 12008 Salagramas Stones).
  • Single stone platform covering a space of 20 square feet with a thickness of 2 and a half feet at the Ottakkal Mandapam.
  • The Golden flag-staff (Dwaja Stambham) made from a teak is covered in Gold.
  • Gopuram for its Dranvidian style of architecture.
  • Theerthams or Sacred Water from many sources from which Padmatheertham is located on the temple’s east.
  • Mural Paintings- largest one seen behind the sanctum is 18 feet long.

The temple maintains disciplined rituals with strict rules for its visitors. Do visit the official website before you visit the temple.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple Information

The temple has some strict rules for admission including dress codes:

  • Men must wear traditional Mundu without a shirt while Women must wear a Sari or traditional Mundu set (Skirt and top) which cover the feet completely. Trousers, churidars are allowed for individuals below age 14.
  • Visit the official website before you visit the place to reach about customs and rituals and strictly followed.
  • The temple allows admittance to only those who profess Hindu religion.
  • Other contact number is +91 0471246 4606.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple Ticket Prices

  • If you want to be a part of the Puja, you can perform their main pujas for a price. Do visit the official temple website for more information.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple Opening and Closing Hours


  • 03.30 am to 04.45 am (Nirmalya Darshanam)
  • 06.30 am to 07.00 am
  • 08.30 am to 10.00 am
  • 10.30 am to 11.10 am
  • 11.45 am to 12.00 Noon


  • 05.00 pm to 06.15 pm
  • 06.45 pm to 07.20 pm

Timings may vary during festivals.

How To reach Padmanabhaswamy Temple by Public Transport

  • Bus: At East Fort Bus Station.
  • Hire an Auto-rickshaw.
  • Hire a Taxi/ Cab.

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TripHobo Highlights for Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple Address: West Nada, East Fort, Trivandrum 695023, India‬
  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple Contact Number: +91-4712466830
  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple Timing: 03:00 am - 07:20 pm
  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple(preferred time): 04:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Trivandrum include Padmanabhaswamy Temple in their plan

  • 40.69% of people start their Padmanabhaswamy Temple visit around 03 AM - 04 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Monday, Friday and Saturday

93.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Padmanabhaswamy Temple

People normally club together Kovalam Beach and Napier Museum while planning their visit to Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum Reviews

  • A really good temple to visit. Just be sure to come in the traditional attire as they are quite strict on it. And no mobile phones at all. No baggage allowed. There are two stores where you can keep your stuff but it would be great if you can keep your things in your cab or vehicle and then go in to the temple. The God looks really cool and the view from the three doors is amazing. There is a palace too that you can visit near the temple and the guides are highly knowledgeable and comforting. Trust its worth the money to visit the palace when you are visiting the temple. Be careful with temple staff and talk respectfully for you to be treated with respect!

  • My Favorite temple so far. Old mysterious and grand. A must visit. Take 250 rs for VIP entry. Even at God's place they so such nonsense. But as your time permits. Queues can be very very long. Best time to visit is evening. But go a bit early to appreciate the art of temple and it's environment.

  • Mysterious n divine feeling.. Free entry is preferable.. Don't get exploited for 200 rs entry.. As temple is just empty.. Yet wonderful n compulsory dress code..

  • One of the most astounding and blessed experience. The beauty and grandeur of Lord Vishnu truly is one of the most happy and unique experiences of my life. I wish we in North India knew more about the beautiful temples in South. Am definitely waiting to go back. 👃👃👃👃👃👃

  • One of the most outstanding temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Extraordinary designingvwith wonderful infrastructure one of historical creation. Everyone should follow to wear Dhoti and do not carry your mobile inside. This is an awesome tourist spot.

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