5 days in Thanjavur District Itinerary

5 days in Thanjavur District Itinerary

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5 days in Thanjavur District Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  9​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)


Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam and Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanjanur Temple, don't miss a visit to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple, and contemplate the long history of Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kumbakonam trip itinerary planner.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kumbakonam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Kumbakonam, with highs around 46°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garbarakshambigai Temple, Uppiliappan Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple


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 29th (Sun), admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Moolai Anjaneya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvanajozhi Temple, then explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and finally browse the collection at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thanjavur attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur takes 1.5 hours. April in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple