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Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur
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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. Use our Thanjavur family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Gangaikonda Cholapuram and other attractions in Thanjavur.
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  • This was one place I wanted to see for a long time. I made the mistake of visiting this place in late evening. Since this is a World Heritage site, I was expecting it to be flood lit or atleast well l...  more »
  • Some offside located but very idyllic. The plant is surrounded by a large grassy area. The plant itself is artistically great. The mood is very reassuring when you take time.
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  • One of the excellent architecture by cholas. Not imaginable about art of their architecture. Construction by rajendracholan