Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple

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
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple

  • Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple Address: Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala 695141, Trivandrum, India
  • Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple Contact Number: +91-4712607575
  • Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple Timing: 04:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple(preferred time): 04:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple

  • 40.14% of people who visit Trivandrum include Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple in their plan

  • 52% of people start their Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple visit around 04 AM - 05 AM

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

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Palaruvi Falls 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

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Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, Trivandrum Reviews

  • Heavenly experience. Good old temple with Rich traditions. Sea shore is walkable.

  • Traditional Vishnu Temple with Siva Idol. Famous for post creamation rituals for departed souls.

  • One of the Abhimana sthalangal of Mahavishnu. Presiding Lord is Janardhana swami. Many other dieties are found in the temples. Foreigners and non Hindus are allowed inside this Government/Travacore Devasom Board controlled temple. Araat is the main festival held in around April where the lord is taken on procession on elephant.The temple pond has medicinal values. There is a natural freshwater source for drinking , bath and wash opening into the pond . This spring acts as a constant water source for the pond as well as keeping the water clean by its regular uninterupted water flow. Varkala has a excellent beach called Papanasam beach which is considered very holy and Bali Dharpanam day is very auspcious here.The cliff and beach are a fabulos sight attracting tourists from all over the world. Varkala is a big town and Taluq Headquarters with all amenities Hotels , BusTerminal , supermarkets Police Station etc .. The Varkala Railway station connects the international airport at Trivandrum-TRV 50kms away .

  • Devotional place and great feeling. We went here with family.

  • Very peaceful location & coastal location.T his temple is one among 19 purana temple(Perumal temples).

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