Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur

4.8
Explore the World Heritage Site of Gangaikonda Cholapuram--a perfectly preserved medieval temple, and all that remains of a supreme ancient township. Replete with ornately carved figurines and a huge stone Nandhi (Shiva and Parvati's gatekeeping bull), the complex features perfectly manicured green grasses surrounded by impressive architecture and majestic palms. Stroll around the grounds and enjoy the atmosphere of ages past. Bring along your camera to capture one of the most treasured temples in the country, and consider bringing a picnic to enjoy in its serene surroundings. Make Gangaikonda Cholapuram part of your personalized Thanjavur itinerary using our Thanjavur itinerary tool .
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  • I went to Gangaikonda Cholapuram. A place of great historical relevance which marked the beginning of one of the greatest reign in Southern Indian history, Gangaikonda Cholapuram was the capital city ...  more »
  • It is located approximately 72 km from Kumbakonam. It was the capital city of the Chozha Dynasty during the rule of Rajendra Chozhan. Tamil History states that Rajendra Chozhan admired the work of his...  more »
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