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Ancient Temples Tour to Kumbakonam from Tiruchirappalli

Enjoy a one day private tour to Thanjavur and Darasuram from Tiruchirappalli. Well-known throughout the world for being the home of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Airavatesvara Temple and Brahadeeswara Temple also visit to a magnificent palace, Rajah Serfoji's "Saraswathi Mahal Library" and an art gallery.

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9 to 13 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Gratuities
    • Parking Fees
    • Toll Charges
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Special Darshan Fees (wherever it's necessary)
    • Entry/Admission - Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Valayapettai Agraharam, Kumbakonam 612001 India

    Adi Kumbeswarar temple complex houses many halls; the most notable is the sixteen-pillared hall built during the Vijayanagar period that has all the 27 stars and 12 zodiacs sculpted in a single stone

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sarangapani Temple, Nh-45c Near Uchipilliar Kovil, Kumbakonam India

    Sarangapani temple tower is the tallest in the town, it has figures depicting various religious stories and there are five other smaller towers in the temple.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chakkarapani Temple, Nr. River Cauvery, Kumbakonam 612001 India

    Chakrapani temple has granite walls enclosing all the shrines and pierced by a five - tiered rajagopuram (the gateway tower) with noted for its exquisite pillars.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ramaswamy Temple, Sarangapani South Street Valayapettai Agraharam, Kumbakonam India

    Ramaswamy temple sixty four pillars in the hall are sculpted with exquisite finesse depicting various episodes of the epic Ramayana. Each pillar is carved out of a single stone and the delicacy is very prominent.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nageshwara Temple, Centre Of The City, Kumbakonam India

    Nageswaraswamy temple shows early Chola art in its best form particularly in the form of human figures, on the walls almost life-size reflect either the donors to the temples or contemporary princesses and princes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Airavatesvara Temple, Thanjavur Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001 India

    The Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram near Kumbakonam was built by the Chola king Rajaraja II (1143-1173 CE) The front mandapa (hall) known in the inscriptions as Rajagambhiran tirumandapam, is unique as it was conceptualized as a chariot with wheels. The pillars of this mandapa are highly ornate. The elevation of all the units is elegant with sculptures dominating the architecture. A number of sculptures from this temple are the masterpieces of Chola art. The labelled miniature friezes extolling the events that happened to the 63 nayanmars (Saiva saints) are noteworthy and reflect the deep roots of Saivism in this region.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Brihadeeswara Temple, Membalam Rd Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur 613001 India

    The most prestigious Brihadeeswarar temple was constructed following a command received by Chola King Rajaraja I in his dreams. This temple possesses a tall linga of the Lord Shiva which measures about 3.7 meter and also tallest Vimana in whole world. One among the splendors of Indian architectures, the gopurams present in the Brihadeeswarar shrine is embellished with sculptural carvings of several gods and goddesses.Built with massive proportions together with simple design, this temple is known to provide inspiration for further constructions in future even at south-east Asia together with South India.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Art Gallery, Thanjavur 613001 India

    Explore Royal palace with Art Gallery

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Important notice about Tour Guide: All place of worship and museums has basic standard of "keep silence", so there is no possibility to give any commentary on that place, All possible information and assistance will be provided (if you have asked for it in advance), Tour operator (Uvamai Niche Tourism) never ever arrange tour guides for their tours
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Activity ID: V-18568P18

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