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10 Top Road Trips to Marvelous Ancient Temples in India

Whether you are living in a metropolitan city or a small town, or even a village, you will find one or two temples there. There are several temples in the country, more than even we can imagine. The interesting fact is that the majority of the temples are ancient. However, these more than 100-year-old temples in India are well-preserved by the government and you can take a tour of them whenever you want to. The only thing you need is a car and a like-minded company. As the car is concerned, you can take Revv car rental services and drive to several tourist attractions in India. The second thing to do is to get your family or bunch of friends ready and start your trip. Here are the names of a few of the famous temples in India that you can visit.

10 Best Ancient Temples in India

1. Kailashnath Temple, Aurangabad

Kailashnath Temple, Aurangabad

Kailashnatha Temple in Aurangabad, dedicated to Lord Shiva is the largest monolithic rock-cut temple in the world. The temple was carved out of single basalt rock. The carvings and the size of the temple are something worth admiring. The temple was constructed in the 8th century; thus, one of the ancient temples in India. It took around 18 years to build this temple.

  • Address: Ellora, Maharashtra
  • Best time to travel: October to March
  • Timing: 7 am to 6 pm

2. Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

This is one of the most famous temples in South India that was built in the 7th century A.D. by the Cholas. It is one of the oldest temples in the country where Lord Shiva is worshipped. You can see the Chola style architecture and a unique Shivalingam.

  • Address: Thanjavur Main Road, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Timing: 6 am – 12:30 pm; 4 pm – 8:30 pm

3. Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

Shore Temple

Shore Temple is yet another ancient temple in South India that was built in the 7th century. The temple showcases Dravidian style architecture and exhibits the rich heritage of the Pallava dynasty. The temple is placed on the shorelines of the Bay of Bengal. UNESCO declared this as one of the World Heritage Sites.

  • Address: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Timing: 6 am – 6 pm

4. Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka

Dwarka, Gujarat

It is one of the Hindu religious places in India where you can witness the Chalukya style of architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and believed to be more than 2200 years old. The intricate design of the architecture in the temple is admired by tourists, who visit the temple from across the world. The temple also has shrines dedicated to Vasudeva, Subhadra, Balarama, Revathy, and Rukmini, to name a few.

  • Address: Dwarka, Gujarat
  • Best time to travel: October to February
  • Timing: 6 am – 1 pm; 5 pm – 9:30 pm

5. Sun Temple, Konark

Sun Temple, Konark

Sun Temple is located in Konark and was constructed even before the 15th century. Today, this temple is one of the famous places to visit in India that attracts a lot of tourists from across the country. In February every year, the Konark Dance Festival takes place in the temple, which is attended by even people living abroad. While you are here, you can also take a tour of the nearby tourist places.

  • Address: Konark, Odisha 
  • Best time to travel: February
  • Timing: 6 am – 8 pm

6. Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore

Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore

This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and was built during the Chola period. This is the oldest temple in Bangalore. The temple underwent modifications during the period of the Vijayanagar Empire. Several images of Gods and Goddesses can be found in this temple, and some of the notable ones include Ravana holding the Kailash Parvat to please Lord Shiva, Mahishasura being slain by Goddess Durga slaying, wedding scenes of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

  • Address: Ulsoor Rd, Someshwarpura, Halasuru, Karnataka
  • Best time to travel: October – February
  • Timing: 6 am – 12:30 pm; 5:30 pm – 9 pm

7. Ambarnath Temple, Matheran

Ambarnath Temple, Matheran

Ambarnath Temple in Matheran is also one of the ancient temples in India. The main deity worshipped in Ambarnath Temple is Lord Shiva. Built-in 1060, the temple resembles Dilwara Temples in Mount Abu. The temple looks gorgeous at the time of Maha Shivratri.

  • Address: new bhendi pada, Bhaskar Nagar (East, Deepak Nagar, Ambernath, Maharashtra
  • Best time to travel: February
  • Timing: 6 am – 8 pm

8. Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Brahma Temple in Pushkar is one of the oldest temples in the country. This is also the only temple that is devoted to Lord Brahma. The temple was built by the sage Vishwamitra in the 14th century. Marbles and several massive stone slabs were used to build this temple. You can find images of Lord Brahma and his two wives Savitri and Gayatri.

  • Address: Brahma Temple Rd, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan
  • Best time to travel: October – November
  • Timing: Winters – 6:30 am- 8:30 pm; summers – 6 am to 9 pm. The temple remains closed between 1:30 pm and 3 pm.

9. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

meenakshi temple in Madurai

Meenakshi Amman Temple, located in Madurai was built between 1623 and 1655. Dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, the temple is known for its beautiful architecture. Both God and Goddess are worshipped together in this unique temple.

  • Address: Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Best time to travel: September – February
  • Timing: 9 am – 7 pm

10. Someshwara Temple, Kolar

Someshwara Temple, Kolar

Someshwara Temple is another example of ancient temples in the country. Built-in the 14th century, you can admire the Dravidian style architecture in this temple. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful Hindu temples in India.

  • Address: Fort Area, Kolar, Karnataka 
  • Best time to travel: October – February
  • Timing: 6 am to 12 noon, 5.30 pm to 9 pm

There are lots of things to do in India, and visiting to temple can be one of them. To book a Revv car for rent, you can carry out the process through the website or by installing the Revv app through Google Play Store or iOS App Store. The cars are thoroughly sanitized and delivered to the doorstep. All that you need to do is to install the Revv app on your Smartphone.

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