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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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  • wanted to reach the temple from chennai by 7.00 am to beat the summer heat. Photography was the aim and early crowd will be less. a great temple.  more »
  • This ancient temple is built by Rajendra Cholan son of Rajaraja Cholan who built the famous Bragadeshwara temple in Thanjavur. Gangaikonda Cholapuram is away from Thanjavur is a beautiful temple worth...  more »
  • The size of the temple looks huge considering the fact it had been sculptured with solid granite rocks. Amazing is the volume of engineering/architecture involved in it.  more »