Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple opens its doors at around 3 AM and remains open until late in the evening. However, it’s important to note that blessings from the darshan slots cannot be taken out. Additionally, visitors are expected to adhere to the temple’s dress code.
The darshan sessions begin with the morning Nirmalya Darshanam at 3.15 AM and continue until 4.15 AM. Subsequently, darshan is available between 6.30 AM and 7 AM, between 8.30 AM and 10 AM, and between 10.30 AM and 11.10 AM. The last morning darshan slot is from 11.45 AM to 12 PM.
In the evening, darshan at the Padmanabhaswamy Temple is scheduled from 5 PM to 6.15 PM and from 6.45 PM to 7.20 PM.
The Padmanabhaswamy Temple enforces a dress code requiring men to wear a mundu or dhoti, which should be draped around their lower body. The upper body can remain exposed or be covered with an angavastram shawl. To adhere to the dress code, you may wrap a dhoti or mundu over your pants or shorts. This same dress code applies to young boys as well.
Ladies have the option to wear a saree, dhoti, or pavada paired with a blouse when visiting the temple. Alternatively, they are welcome to wear a t-shirt with a lehenga or a long skirt. To adhere to the dress code, it is permissible to drape a dhoti over jeans or salwar suits. These dress code guidelines also extend to young girls.