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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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  • The temple appears out of nowhere on the side of the highway. Majestic place. It is a pity it could not be completed due to the war. Peaceful and serene. Well maintained by the ASI.  more »
  • just like the other chola temple...the design of this temple is just too incredible..too beautiful and very precise..surrounding is kept clean and very serene experience.  more »
  • Slightly away from thanjavur, took us 1.5 hours to reach here. The temple is smaller than brihadeshwara temple but the carvings here are prettier and more intricate. Architecture is similar to thanjav...  more »