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Full Day Tour of Kumbakonam - From Thanjavur

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What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel in the city of Thanjavur
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
12h
Return Details
Same as departure location
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
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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