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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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  • Very nice and large temple with lots of detailed sculptures and paintings. Was very popular in the 11e century. It shows by its size.  more »
  • Go in the evening...have a darshan of massive shivalinga and nandi...enjoy the lanscaped grass garden...be amazed by the stone architecture...superb place near kumbakonam  more »
  • Just in February kumbabishekam has been conducted The temple is similar to brahideswara temple im tanjore This was built by King rajendra chola son of raja raja chola Archeological dept runs the templ...  more »