Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur

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Explore the World Heritage Site of Gangaikonda Cholapuram--a perfectly preserved medieval temple, and all that remains of a supreme ancient township. Replete with ornately carved figurines and a huge stone Nandhi (Shiva and Parvati's gatekeeping bull), the complex features perfectly manicured green grasses surrounded by impressive architecture and majestic palms. Stroll around the grounds and enjoy the atmosphere of ages past. Bring along your camera to capture one of the most treasured temples in the country, and consider bringing a picnic to enjoy in its serene surroundings. Make Gangaikonda Cholapuram part of your personalized Thanjavur itinerary using our Thanjavur itinerary tool.
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  • One of the unique things I noticed was the carving of the 12 sun signs on the ceiling of this temple. It is about 50 mts from the entrance and quite dark. Do not miss this wonder. The sun signs... 
    One of the unique things I noticed was the carving of the 12 sun signs on the ceiling of this temple. It is about 50 mts from the entrance and quite dark. Do not miss this wonder. The sun signs...  more »
  • It is a huge temple and huge Sivalingam It is a another model for architecture for tamil cholan culture Temple timing : 6am to 12pm and 4pm to 8pm 
    It is a huge temple and huge Sivalingam It is a another model for architecture for tamil cholan culture Temple timing : 6am to 12pm and 4pm to 8pm  more »

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