Full Day Tour Of Kumbakonam - From Thanjavur

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeHotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in the city of Thanjavur
  • Return Details :
    Same as departure location

Overview

Your drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam takes about one hour. Kumbakonam has a population of about 145,000 with a strong Hindu majority but it also has a sizeable Muslim and Christian populations. It is known as a "temple town", which makes the visit interesting. You will spend a full day touring the city and its surroundings.Highlights: Mahamaham Tank Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram Bronze Manufactures Unit Silk Weaving Center

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in central Thanjavur at 7:30 A.M. and driven to Kumbakonam for a full day of touring. The drive takes about one hour.

Upon arrival, meet your local English Speaking Guide.

The city of Kumbakonam rose to prominence between the 7th and 9th centuries AD, when it served as a capital of the Medieval Cholas. The town reached the zenith of its prosperity during the British Rule, when it was a prominent center of European education and Hindu culture. It acquired the cultural name, the "Cambridge of South India".

Starting from the Mahamaham Tank you proceed to Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple outside the city.  Gangaikonda Cholapuram was erected to outshine the Brahadisvara temple in Thanjavur built in the 11th century. The temple is renowned for having the biggest Shivalingam in South-India.

Take a break for lunch in a Local Restaurant. ( Lunch at own expense ).

Post lunch, proceed to the bronze Manufacturing Unit Rajan Industries and view the casting of Bronze Statues. Following visit Iravatheeswarar Temple, a UNESCO Monument at Darasuram. Finally visit a  Silk Weaving Center. See the demonstration of silk weaving and admire the silk materials and goods, which can be purchased.

After conclusion of your visit your driver will take you back to your  hotel within the Thanjavur city center.

Inclusions

  • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Thanjavur city center.
  • English speaking local guide
  • 02 bottles mineral water per person

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved.

Dress Code: must cover shoulders, chest, navel, upper arms

Dress Code: pants or skirt below knee-length

Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine.

A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Temple Opens from 06:00 A.M. till 12:30 P.M. and evening 4:00 P.M till 08:30 P.M.