4 days in Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

4 days in Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

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4 days in Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Coimbatore

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Malai Temple and then appreciate the history behind Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thanjavur route planner .

Coimbatore to Thanjavur is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In October in Thanjavur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thanjavur

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

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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kathiramangalam Vana Durga Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Airavatesvara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumbakonam vacation planning website .

Drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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