Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

Shree Ambalavaanar Alayam Temple

  • 890 Bellair Rd. Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

One of Durban's most spectacular Hindu shrines is in Cato Manor. The temple's facade is adorned with brightly painted representations of the Hindu gods, notably Ganesha, Shiva, and Vishnu. The magnificent doors leading to the cellar were salvaged from a temple built in 1875 on the banks of the Umbilo River and subsequently destroyed by floods. During an important Hindu festival held annually in March, unshod fire walkers cross beds of burning, glowing coals. There are

no set visiting hours. If the temple is open you'll be welcome to go inside; if not, the exterior of the building is still worth seeing. To get here, take the M13 (from Leopold Street) out of the city; at the major fork in road after Westridge Park and the high school, veer left onto Bellair Road.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

890 Bellair Rd., Durban, 4091, South Africa

Map It

Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Hrs. vary

Updated 12/31/1969

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement