Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur

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Monument · Architectural Building
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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  • Its look alike a Thanjavur Big temple ...It was built by his son Rajendra Cholan....But the temple was not Fulfilled like Big Temple....but its an excellent architecture work  more »
  • We visited this place late December 2019. While the Big temple at Thanjavur is probably better known, Gangaikonda Cholapuran temple is a treat for architecture/sculpture enthusiasts. The outer wall...  more »
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