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Great Living Chola Temples Trail, 2 days private tour from Chennai

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US$ 220.00
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What to Expect

Day 1: Big temple of Tanjore

Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001 India
We visit the famous Brihadeeswara Temple. It is one of the greatest architectural creations in India. Popularly called as Thanjavur Big Temple it is a sculptor’s dream, a historian’s mine, a dancer’s vision and a sociologist’s scoop! The Thanjavur Big temple, which celebrated its 1000th birthday in 2010, remains the finest specimen of architecture, sculpture, bronze casting and painting.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palace Entry Ticket Counter, Palace Rd, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613001, India
uilt during the Nayak rule the Grand Palace of Tanjore was repaired during the rule of the Marathas. Walk through the queen’s courtyard and witness divine scenes painted on the walls of the Durbar Hall. Also, search for the underground passage in this palace. There is also the Royal Museum, a gallery and the Saraswati Mahal Library stationed within the palace complex.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel Gnanam or equivalent in Tanjore

Day 2: Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram

Stop At: Darasuram Temple, Darasuram, Gurunathan Pillai Colony, Darasuram, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612702, India
Darasuram is home to Airavateswar Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Temple was built by Chola King Raja Raja II in the 12th century AD. This shiva temple at Darasuram near Kumbakonam is a UNESCO world heritage site and a treasure trove of Art, Carvings and Architecture. The temple gets its name after Airavat the white elephant of Lord Indra who came here to worship.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Cholapuram, Thanjavur India
Gangaikondacholapuram is a city built in 1025 by Rajendra Chola, son of the famous Chola emperor Raja Raja. It was meant to commemorate his victory over the Pala Empire across the Ganges. Gangaikonda Cholapuram served as the capital of the mighty Chola Empire for 250 years and is most famous for its Shiva Temple. The other highlights of this lost city of Cholas are The Royal Palace made of burnt brick, a Giant Nandi and a magnificent Lion figure next to the Well where the King poured the Ganges water brought from his conquests.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels in Chennai
Departure Time
6:30 AM
2 days
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Hotel for one night
  • Entrance charges
  • Guide charges
  • Entry/Admission - Brihadeeshwara Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Palace Entry Ticket Counter
  • Entry/Admission - Darasuram Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaikonda Cholapuram
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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