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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  • Really nice this temple from the Chola disnatia. They impress their carvings in stone monoliths. On the other hand a quiet place to enjoy each building.
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  • A superb site well worth visiting even if you’re not heavily into temples. It has a huge Nandi and a huge lion as well as beautiful stone carving all over it. Lots of grass too so a very peaceful plac...  more »
  • This temple is the replica of Thanjavur. Pride to the pride!! Just sit down to the floors of this temple and forget passing time..  more »

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