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Gangaikonda Cholapuram

Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India
+91 96000 17031
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Another Chola monument

Looks alike Thanjavur big temple. Built by Chola king Rajendra cholan. Sri Brahadheeswarar here is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Muthukrishnan S
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Thanjavur, India
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Gangaikonda cholapuram

Gangaikondacholapuram a village near Tanjore. The siva temple replicating THANJAVUR big temple is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sPsSaravanan
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Tuticorin, India
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Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looks alike Thanjavur big temple. Built by Chola king Rajendra cholan. Sri Brahadheeswarar here is bit smaller than that of Thanjavur. The beautiful Nandhi is in open place. The entrance for the well is awesome. Maintanence is good. Many dance programs are conducted in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gangaikondacholapuram a village near Tanjore. The siva temple replicating THANJAVUR big temple is an evidence of cholangitis architecture. Many tourists are visiting. Some basic amenities like lavatory drinking water indicators are to be created.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another Milestone for Chola destiny. What a wonderful art in 1000 years ago. It cloning of Tanjore temple.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Granite temple of great beauty. Built by the son of Rajarajachola who had built the amazing Brihadeshwara temple. Excellent! Every bit as beautiful as Brihadeshwara but smaller.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was not on our list but our driver said it was worth a stop and yes he was so right. Stunning. No entrance fee but it is a shoes off temple. Very interesting, well kept and clean. Stunnng night carvings. This is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple built by King Rajendra Chola is a replica of the Brihadeeshwara temple in Tanjore. However, the temple vimanam is shorter and the sculptures are larger than life. There is a sculpture of God Shiva and Parvathy crowning Rajendra Chola. The temple gas been...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the brother structure of Tanjore's Brihadeeswara temple and built on the inspiration of the parent temple by Rajendra Chola, son of Raja Raja Chola. Access is very easy, as it is just at the main road as you go from Tanjore. Unfortunately, the...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful ambience, great architecture. Well maintained, but no entry fee. Beauty to watch. Heritage spot. Not over crowded, better to reach in the early morning. Parrots and pigeons all around

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

WOW !!! What an amazing temple. Driving out of Kumbakonam in the middle of nowhere, we come to this amazing temple. A smaller version of Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur, this temple is nevertheless worth visiting. It is less crowded and the grassy areas around the...More

Thank Madhav R
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

It is still standing tall after 1000 years built by the Great Rajendra Cholan son of RajaRaja who built Brihadeeswara temple in Tanjore. The architecture is picturesque and stone carvings are very detailed. Very well maintained temple. Another good example of Chola architecture. A must...More

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lovetravelIndia
28 December 2016|
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Response from SriChennai61 | Reviewed this property |
the temple is closed at 12 noon.. I had visited minutes after 12 noon and it was already being closed about 3 months back. best bet is to go before 12 noon or after 4 30 pm. you can still go in to the outer prahara when the... More
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Bhismh
19 June 2016|
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Response from Raja P | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the inside where God's idol is placed(Karpagraham) the answer is No.Outside the Temple you can Shoot whatever you want.Actually you find More Sculptures and Architectures only on the outer Side.Whereas on the... More
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