Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum

Currently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
  • Address: Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala 695141, Trivandrum, India
  • Timings: 04:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4712607575
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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About Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum

2000 years old, the Sree Janardhan Swamy Temple is a favorite tourist spot for its sheer history. The temple faces the Papanasam beach which adds to its spiritual ambience. The main Idol of the temple is of Vishnu’s avatar- Janardhana Swamy.

Do notice the conical Copper dome and square shaped pavilion with exquisite wooden carvings of the Navgrahas (9 planets).An ancient inscription dating back to 1252 is seen here! The main festival of Arattu in March/ April is a highlight of the temple and is a must-see during the season. The temple is loved for its architecture, design, and layout.

Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple Information

  • Remove footwear before entering the temple.
  • Wearing modest clothes is recommended.

How To reach Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple by Public Transport

  • Bus: Temple Junction Bus Stop at Varkala kallambalam Road.
  • Train: At Varkala Railway station. (Train journey from Trivandrum to Varkala takes 30 minutes)
  • Hire a Taxi/ Cab.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple

  • 35.57% of people who visit Trivandrum include Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple in their plan

  • 56.52% of people start their Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple

People normally club together St Thomas Fort and Mayyanad while planning their visit to Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum Reviews

  • You can make an aeirial view of beach from the back side of the temple... Quite beautiful... The waves are high during the tides..... Huge assembles of people forms on the vavubali that comes on June or July of every year...... Spiritual ceremony on death anniversaries of ancestors known and unknown who where dead and gone during the past

  • Very ancient temple of around 2000 years old. A great example of kerala temple architecture. But you need to be fully dressed while you enter the temple. Beautiful and spiritual ambience inside.

  • 2000 year old Vishnu temple. Also known as Dhakshina Kashi. Nearest railway station is Varkala Sivagiri.

  • Ancient temple located near Arabian sea.. tranquil place to have a close interaction with Lord Janardana.. under administrative control of Travancore Devaswom board.

  • Janardana Swami Temple is a 2000-year-old temple situated in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram. It is also known as Varkala Temple. Janardana Swami is a form of Lord Vishnu. It is a very well known temple in Kerala about 10.9 km west of Kallambalamon NH 66 near sea, 25 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city, 13 km south of famous backwater destination Paravur and 2 km from Varkala Sivagiri railway station,14 km north west of biggest town Attingal.

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