5 of the Most Beautiful Temples in India; Simon Peterson; Man Versus World

India – Group of Monuments at Hampi

Travelling to India? Then check out some of India’s best temples, including the Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, and the aptly named Golden Temple.

People often joke that in India, there are as many temples as there are people. They range from beautiful little known half ruins to world heritage sites attracting visitors from the world over. However, you should take the time to visit the most beautiful temples in India to get the most out of the trip and truly appreciate them. Here are five of the most beautiful temples in India.

Annamalaiyar Temple

Annamalaiyar Temple is located in Tamilnadu. This temple is dedicated to Shiva. This temple is actually part of one of the largest temple complexes in India and the world. The eastern tower of the temple is 11 stories tall, making it one of the tallest temple towers in India. The towers themselves date back to the 9th century.

Tirupati Venkateswara Temple

The Tirupati Venkateswara Temple is a Vaishnavite temple in Tirupati. This nearly 1800 year old temple dedicated to a reincarnation of Vishnu is a classic and beautiful example of Dravidian architecture.

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