Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Price Range

150 - 180.00




Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located inside of The East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram in the capital city of Kerela. The mesmerizing temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of ancient architecture. It is the world’s richest Hindu Temple. The History of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple goes back to the 8th century. It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India. Divya Desams are the holiest temples of Lord Vishnu that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil saints. 



History Of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The fusion of the Kerala style and the Dravidian (Kovil) style can be found in many nearby temples. One essential thing about this type of ancient design is its high walls. The main sculpture of the god of the temple is an 18-feet-long idol. The astonishing construction of this beautiful temple is done with precision in stone and bronze with beautiful murals and paintings making these walls beautiful. The broad corridor of the temple extends from the eastern side and have 365 and one-quarter of granite stone pillars marvelously carved with ornate designs.

In the temple, Sri Padmanabha seated gloriously on the serpent Anantha, which has five hoods facing inwards forming an umbrella over the God's head, signifying contemplation. 

This is known as the 'Anantha-Sayanam' posture, the posture of eternal sleep, on the serpent. The idol rests its right hand over a Shiva Lingam while surrounded by the great goddesses - Sridevi; the Goddess of Prosperity; The Goddess of Earth. Lord Brahma emerges from the idol's naval on a lotus.

The capital of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram takes its name from the God of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, who is also known as Anantha (one who reclines on the Serpent Anantha). The word 'Thiruvananthapuram' means - the Land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy. 



Interesting Facts About Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • The beautiful ancient architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a blend of the Dravidian and the indigenous Kerala styles.
  • The Royal crown of ‘ruler’ of Travancore lies in this temple. Vishnu was ‘crowned’ as the Emperor of Travancore in the 18th century and members of the royal family rule as regents on his behalf. 
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple plays host to many festivals like the Laksha Deepam festival, Thulam and Meenam, and Thiruvonam.
  • The presiding deity of Lord Vishnu at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is made of fossilized shells.
  • It is the richest Hindu Temple in the world.



Accommodation Near Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • Rangamaalika
  • Classic Sarovar Portico
  • Hotel Prathiba Heritage
  • Hotel Horizon, Thampanoor
  • The Travel Planners
  • Hotel Chaithram (KTDC)



Dress code to be followed at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple 

  • Only people who belong to the Hindu religion are permitted inside the temple.
  • There is a strict dress code that needs to be followed while entering the temple Sree Padmanabhaswamy. Men need to wear a dhoti (worn around the waist and going down up to the heels) and should not wear shirts or shorts of any kind.
  • Women need to wear a sari, set-mundu, skirt and blouse, or half sari.
  • Dhotis are available for rent at the entrance of temple only. These days temple authorities allow wearing of dhotis over pants, churidar or shorts to avoid inconvenience to the devotees.



Restaurants Near Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • Venkadesa Bhavan
  • Vrindavanam Restaurant
  • Gauri Shankar Hotel
  • Hotel Sri Aiswariya
  • Sri Udupi Hotel And Lodge
  • Swaad Pure Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Highrange Food Restaurant



  • Sunday : 03:15 am to 07:20 pm
  • Monday : 03:15 am to 07:20 pm
  • Tuesday : 03:15 am to 07:20 pm
  • Wednesday : 03:15 am to 07:20 pm
  • Thursday : 03:15 am to 07:20 pm
  • Friday : 03:15 am to 07:20 pm
  • Saturday : 03:15 am to 07:20 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Train : Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, which is about 1 km away.
  • By Flight : Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, which is about 6 km away.
  • By Bus : Nearest Bus Station: Vizhinjam Bus Station is the nearest bus stop to the temple. It is only 16 km away and can be covered by a 30-minute journey on road.


Ticket Pricing

  • Ticket for Special Darshan : Rs. 150
  • Ticket for Special Darshan (with Parsad) : Rs. 180

Nearby Tourist Places at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Agasthyakoodam
  • Observatory
  • Kanakakunnu Palace
  • Observatory
  • Poovar Island


Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, West Nada, Fort, East Fort, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Rating & Reviews

Based on 28573 reviews
Very Good
08/13/2020 00:24
The holy spirit 🙏🙏🙏 The God Vishnu's one of the great temple in India. The large idol - 'Anandhasayanam' is incredible. The old temple building structure.. architecture..etc all are wonderful. Must visit all Vishnu devotees.
TM Varughese
TM Varughese
07/16/2020 17:02
Fantastic temple. No visitor should miss it. Great history behind this temple. Tourist and local people ,non Hindus be allowed to visit to appreciate . Perhaps if you know its history and more details, it should be one of the wonders of the world !! SOP for visitors be revised to be more friendly.
Sanofar S S
Sanofar S S
08/14/2020 13:42
Must visit. This place experienced many stories of TRIVANDRUM royal period. we can see the ancient architecture and other stuffs. The place where padmanabhaswamy temple and that nature will give you a memorable moment in your life.
jose ms
jose ms
08/01/2020 12:56
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The temple and its assets belong to Lord Padmanabhaswamy and were for a long time controlled by a trust headed by the Travancore Royal family. However, now the Supreme Court of India has removed the Travancore Royal Family from leading the management of the temple. The temple is one of 108 centers of worship in Vaishnavism. The temple is renown from the early medieval Tamil literature (6th–9th centuries), with structural additions to it made throughout the 16th century, when its ornate Gopuram was constructed of a single massive stone cut out of a rock measuring 20 feet square and 2.5 feet thick Among the six chambers in the Temple, Chamber B is very closely associated with Sri Padmanabhaswamy. It is not a part of the Temple Treasury. The holy Chamber houses an idol of Sri Padmanabha and many valuables meant to enhance the potency of the Principal Deity. The Supreme Court of India and its seven-member committee have already opened six of the secret vaults and have discovered at a depth of 20 feet underground approximately $22 billion in treasure including, golden idols, golden elephants and idols wearing 18 foot diamond necklaces, as well as countless bags of gold coins from around the world and ceremonial costumes included 66 pound solid gold coconut shells studded with rubies and emeralds. In an inventory list from August 2014, Vault A contained 2,000 pounds of gold coins, dating to around 200 B.C. Also found, was a pure Golden Throne adorned with hundreds of diamonds and fully precious stones, meant as a seat for the 18-foot-long Deity. In additional solid gold crowns have been found, all studded with diamonds and other precious stones. The valuables are believed to have been accumulated in the temple over several thousands of years, having been donated to the Deity by various Dynasties and Kings. Chamber B has long been considered by Astrologers of India, as highly mysterious, sacred and too dangerous to unveil it. The enormous steel door of Chamber B has two massive cobras painted on it and has no bolts, latches or any other means of entry. This is mystery straight out of an Indiana Jones movie. A door of such a secret vault is known to be opened only by a high level ‘SADHUS’ familiar with the knowledge of chanting a ‘GARUDA MANTRA.’ The door cannot be opened by any means by anyone, and at present, there is nobody in the world who possesses the highly sacred and powerful ‘SIDDHAPURSHAS’ and how to execute the highly sacred ‘GARUDA MANTRA.’ No matter what the history, all the wealth that was created here was made by the kings of this place from the hands of the poor in the hundreds of taxes and the gold given by the kings as a gift to the gods.
Gokul Anand
Gokul Anand
07/13/2020 14:02
Beautiful temple. The structure has been well preserved. Has a very peaceful ambience

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The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was built in the 16th Century by the kings who ruled over the then kingdom of Travancore. Local legends and scholars say the kings sealed immense riches within the thick stone walls and vaults of the temple.
It takes around 2-3 hours to visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
A staggering $22 billion worth of gold, jewels and statues have been unearthed from the 16th century Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, so far. The treasure is believed to be the largest find of its kind in India.
According to Hindu mythology, the door was supposed to unlock by itself when a secret chant is spelt. it is considered to be fixed the chamber by using Naga Bandham. The vault can only be opened by a Sadhu who are familiar with the knowledge of extricating Naga bandham by chanting a very secrete and difficult Garuda Manthra.
No, They are not allowed inside the pond. It's restricted.
No, photography is allowed inside the mandir.
Women are required to wear sarees, Mundum Neriyathum, Long skirt and blouse, or half-saree. Young girls below the age of 12 may wear gowns. Men are similarly required to wear mundu or dhoti and bare their torso.
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