Gangai Konda Cholapuram Tourism, India

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Gangaikonda Cholapuram was built during medieval India and was erected as the capital of the Cholas by Rajendra Chola I, the son and successor of Rajaraja Chola, the great Chola who conquered a large area in South India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Sumatra, Kadaram (Kedah in Malaysia), Cambodia and others at the beginning of the 11th century A.D. It occupies an important place in the history of India. As the capital of the Cholas from about 1025 A.D. for about 250 years, the city controlled the affairs of entire southern India, from the Tungabhadra in the north to Ceylon in the south and other south east Asian countries. As of 2014, the ancient city exists as a small forlorn village in the Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu, India. The great temple of Brihadeeswarar Temple at this place is next only to the Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur in its monumental nature and surpasses it in sculptural quality.


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Facts and Stats for Gangai Konda Cholapuram*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gangai Konda Cholapuram

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    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Gangai Konda Cholapuram: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gangai Konda Cholapuram for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gangai Konda Cholapuram.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Gangai Konda Cholapuram - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 51.37 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 34.48 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.88 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gangai Konda Cholapuram

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gangai Konda Cholapuram

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 23.04 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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