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Address: Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India

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Out of the way temple worth visiting

This temple, also built by Cholas, is a classic temple honoring Lord Shiva. It is said that the Chola king went on an expedition to bring water from Ganges River (some 1500 km... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple, also built by Cholas, is a classic temple honoring Lord Shiva. It is said that the Chola king went on an expedition to bring water from Ganges River (some 1500 km), and built the temple and sanctified it with the water. This is a relatively large complex, with covered corridors on three sides. In addition to the main... More 

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Bessenay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of main touristical avenues, this alive temple is a jewel of Chola architecture and art! Worth the relatively little detour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

every time you think you have seen it all, you are stiked once again by a majestic beauty, you walked amazed admiring this humble modest but very skilled manifest of art

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This complex is extraordinary--the temple complex is in an expansive garden, and the temple itself is really something else. Don't miss it.

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Thanjavur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

UNESCO has to be appreciated to include this Peruvudaiyar temple in the list of World Heritage centers. It is situated in Udaiyarpalayam Taluk of Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu. It is 5 km east of Jeyankondacholapuram on Tiruchirappalli..Chidambaran National Highway and 8km south of Thanjavur..Vikiravaandi National Highways. It is very similar "Katrali" to that of Thanjavur Big Temple. It was constructed... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by the Rajendra Chola(son of Raja Raja Chola). This temple demonstrates the evolution of Art, Architecture from the period of Raja Raja. Very clearly sculptured statues are a treat to see. The temple structure make you wonder how the rocks are neatly cut and erected in a time when there were no machines. This place is also well maintained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gangaikondacholapuram which means Nagar (city) of Chola which has conquered the Ganga .. Rajendra Chola I, one of the greatest rulers of the Chola Dynasty, conquered Odisha, Pala's of Bengal & reached till Ganga.. He built this city and temple to celebrate this great victory. Although it looks similar to the Great Brihadeshwara Temple of Thanjavur, there are many details... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Gangaikonda Cholapuram as we travelled from Pondicherry to Tanjore. We were amazed to read of the long history and prior central importance of this temple and region. The temple is beautiful and the grounds beautifully maintained. We enjoyed walking around the area. Socks are a necessity on a hot day as on the walk from the shoe storage... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This falls in the category of 'seen one seen them all'. Not worth the trip. Completely devoid of any energy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Gangaikondacholapuram temple is a marvel and a replica of the thanjore temple. I had gone there for a dance programme and i loved the place. It is full of lush green lawns where you can sit forever and dream of anything. It is a bit tiring to walk on a hot day. But otherwise it is a great place... More 

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