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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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  • every time you think you have seen it all, you are stiked once again by a majestic beauty, you walked amazed admiring this humble modest but very skilled manifest of art 
  • This complex is extraordinary--the temple complex is in an expansive garden, and the temple itself is really something else. Don't miss it. 
  • UNESCO has to be appreciated to include this Peruvudaiyar temple in the list of World Heritage centers. It is situated in Udaiyarpalayam Taluk of Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu. It is 5 km east of Jeya...  more »