Trinidad and Tobago Sights

Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre

  • Datta Dr. at Orangefield Rd. Map It
  • Carapichaima
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/04/2016

Fodor's Review

This impressive temple site was constructed by artisans brought in from India. It is well worth a visit to admire the intricate architectural details of the main temple, learn about Trinidad Hinduism, and marvel at the towering 85-foot statue of the monkey deity Hanuman. Krishna Ramsaran, the compound manager, is extremely helpful and proud to explain the history of the center and the significance of the various murtis (sacred statues). Kids are welcome, so this makes for a pleasant and educational family outing (kids seem especially interested in the giant elephant statues that guard the temple doors). This is a religious site, so appropriate clothing is required (no shorts), and shoes must be left outside the temple door. It's fine to take pictures of the statue and the temple exterior and grounds, but permission is required to take pictures inside, as it's an active place of worship. The temple is half an hour from Port of Spain; take Churchill Roosevelt Highway east to Uriah Butler south; turn off at the Freeport flyover (overpass); then turn right and follow the signs east to Waterloo; then follow signs to the temple.

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Datta Dr. at Orangefield Rd., Carapichaima, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

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Published 10/04/2016


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May 19, 2017


Amazing architectural masterpiece, thoroughly edifying and the hospitality and ambiance is beyond reproach...will definitely be going back there and will take my youth group with me so that they can learn and experience part of their cultural history