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Address: Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India

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Worth visiting the place

Another excellent place which is very well maintained, don't forget to visit this place. you will get peace of mind for sure

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sakthi N
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another excellent place which is very well maintained, don't forget to visit this place. you will get peace of mind for sure

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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stunning 12th century temple is a little bit out of the way but well worth the effort. Set in well kept and litter free gardens the temples are in wonderful condition (despite the British having removed some blocks for their own constructions​). The location is peaceful and I spent a wonderful hour or so here. The temples are still... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the temple on the way to Thanjavur and actually this is the temple we do prefer from the series of the three and altogether in India.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and large temple with lots of detailed sculptures and paintings. Was very popular in the 11e century. It shows by its size.

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Thank mag47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go in the evening...have a darshan of massive shivalinga and nandi...enjoy the lanscaped grass garden...be amazed by the stone architecture...superb place near kumbakonam

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just in February kumbabishekam has been conducted The temple is similar to brahideswara temple im tanjore This was built by King rajendra chola son of raja raja chola Archeological dept runs the temple Museum opposite has few of the old kings possessions. The green lawn and the marvelous architecture will make you spend at least half a day Easily accessible... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here with some apprehensions as Gangaikonda cholapuram was viewed by many as a unnecessary trip if you have seen the Brihadeeshwara at Thanjavur. I felt that this was not totally right and the temple has to be viewed along the history surrounding it. The place is well maintained and one should also visit the small museum near the... More 

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Wirral UK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an incredibly beautiful temple set is well maintained gardens. The weather was kind to us when we were there - sunny and not too hot, though I did burn my barefeet a little on some sunbaked steps. The level of detail in the plasterwork and sone carvings is awsome. A remarkably beautiful place to visit and a must... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It's the place to be visited. I saw Konark after seeing it I felt the grandeur is not less than Konark. Amazing architecture more than that maintenance by Indian archeological department. To have very good photos better keep it for sunset time. I promise you will get wonderful pictures. Big Nandi in front of temple is worth watching

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Russellville, Alabama
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

One of the most beautiful temples in the world in my opinion. The amount of detail work in the stucco and carvings is amazing. Sitting in a well maintained grass enclosure it shines in shades of beige and tan with smaller shrines on both sides. And the large Nandi and Lion in the front are an added bonus. I would... More 

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