Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Caves is an ancient rock cut cave temple situated in Vizhinjam, around 17 km from Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala. This historic monument features 18th century rock cut sculptures which was left unnoticed for a long time. Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple is a single-celled shrine with a sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi – an aspect of Lord Dakshinamurthy. The outer wall of the cave temple features half completed carvings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

8th Century Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

Nearby Tourist Attractions

The ancient Bhagavathy Temple at Vizhinjam (dating back to 9th - 10th century AD )and Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium featuring rarest marine ornamental fishes are the main tourist attractions near Vizhinjam Rock Cut Caves.

How to reach Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple

Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave is just 1 km away from the famous Kovalam Beach. The easiest route to reach this historic tourist spot Thiruvananthapuram - Bypass Road - Kovalam - Vizhinjam. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (17 km) is the nearest railway station and Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport to reach Vizhinjam.

Image Courtesy by Prof. V. Harihara Subramanian @ Picassa

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