3 days in Kumbakonam & Thanjavur Itinerary

3 days in Kumbakonam & Thanjavur Itinerary

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3 days in Kumbakonam & Thanjavur Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  6​h
1
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Thanjavur
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kumbakonam road trip planner .

Chennai to Kumbakonam is an approximately 6-hour car ride. August in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

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Drive from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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