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Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple are rock-cut sculptures dating from the 18th century in the cave temple at Vizhinjam. These relics are located in the seaside village of Vizhinjam to the south of Kovalam junction in Thiruvananthapuram.

Unique and an elaborate display of limitless talent, the granite rock cut cave temple encloses a one-celled shrine with a loose sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. The outer wall of the cave has unfinished sculptures of Lord Shiva holding a bow and Dancing Lord Shiva with his wife Goddess Parvathi. The charm of the sculptures are mesmerizing even though it remains incomplete.

Vizhinjam, the seaside village was once the capital of the many Chieftains who dominated the southern parts of Kerala around the 8th century AD. Vizhinjam also was a former Dutch and British factory, of which nothing can now be seen. The coastal region is also home to some of the earliest architectural remains in Kerala, dating back to the 9 -10th Century. 

Temple timings:0900 - 1800 hrs. It remains closed on Mondays.

Best Season: October to March