Valli's Cave Or Dattatreya's Cave


14.3/5(8 Ratings)

Valli's Cave Or Dattatreya's Cave Overview

Ranked 2 of 10 sightseeing in Thiruchendur

Valli's Cave or Dattatreya's Cave is one of main attractions offered by Thiruchendur. Valli's Cave is situated on the sea shore towards the northern part of Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil, below the sandstone cliff, overlooking the sea. Valli's Cave has two images of Dattatreya and Valli, the consort of Lord Muruga. The cave has a stone mandapam of 16 pillars, which are about 24 1/4 ft long and 21 1/4 feet broad. Ancient carvings as well as newly added images and paintings depicting the stories of Lord Muruga and Valli can also be seen here.

Valli's Cave was recently renovated with granite flooring and a layout on the sea.  

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Dennis Dennis

Dennis Dennis5.0/5

3 reviews

Nice place to visit

There are two idols for Lord Muruga inside the temple. One with 6 faces and other with one were lord stand alone (this is the place were pooja's will be done). The beach adjacent to the temple is wonderful. The only thing is when you go into the sea, instead of sand you find rocks, which will make walking so nice.

Rengaraj Raj

Rengaraj Raj5.0/5

5 reviews

Awesome temple located near sea shore

Good place for holiday and religious trip. Beach was clean and nice for playing. Peacocks dancing was nice to see. Family can spend more of time playing in beach. Lord Muruga's Golden Chariot Car rounds the temple at night time. Nice to experience.

Sathish kumar

Sathish kumar3.9/5

8 reviews

Spiritual experience in Valli Cave

We visited the Valli Cave around Sunset. The place is very narrow and only a batch of five people are allowed at a time.