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. Make Gangaikonda Cholapuram part of your personalized Thanjavur itinerary using our Thanjavur itinerary tool .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Although not as impressive as Raja Raja's Periyar Koil, still a place not to be missed. Be prepared to travel a bit as it takes about an hour and a half to reach from Thanjavur town. Also a UNESCO her...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Gangaikonda cholapuram is located 10 km away from Jeyangondam It is an ancient temple built by chola king Rajendra chola Now the temple is maintained by ASI Temple timings Morning 6 to 12 Evening 4 to...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    This archaeological beauty is around 50 km from Thanjavur. This was built by Chola king in remembrance of his victory against Muslim forces. He had invaded till Ganga it seems. The rock for building t...  more »

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