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Gangaikonda Cholapuram

Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India
+91 96000 17031
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Smaller compared to Brihadeeswara temple - intricate and charming.

On a smaller scale, this temple has very intricately carved statues and presents a contrast to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chennai (Madras), India
Fantastic chola temple in beautiful grounds

A superb site well worth visiting even if you’re not heavily into temples. It has a huge Nandi and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a smaller scale, this temple has very intricately carved statues and presents a contrast to the scale and grandeur of the Big Temple. Unlike the Big Temple, there is nothing else in close proximity to Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Well maintained by ASI. Need better amenities...More

Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb site well worth visiting even if you’re not heavily into temples. It has a huge Nandi and a huge lion as well as beautiful stone carving all over it. Lots of grass too so a very peaceful place. This is one of the...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is the replica of Thanjavur. Pride to the pride!! Just sit down to the floors of this temple and forget passing time..

Thank Dossarathy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourism ministry brings foreigners here. but disappointing facilities. may take one to two hours. Really marvelous. Worth visiting

Thank Maran N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the Big Temple at Thanjavur (Brihadeeshwara Temple) is stupendous for the way it dominates the skyline and the intimidating Nandhi Bull, the Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple is no less spectacular. Sited at roughly 10 kms away from Jayamkondam and close to Virudachalam, this temple is...More

Thank Roshan_Suggests
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a view !!! Proud being a Indian especially South Indian !! Should be in “must see” list of any individual who likes historic places and monuments.

Thank Jijeesh U
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Have been to structures in various parts of Europe. People hail about the the 100 year old buildings. A warm challenge to any one in the world about this centuries old structures in tanjur and here going to be evergreen for centuries again. pls visit...More

Thank lakshmananiyer
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is somewhat far away from Kumbakonam and Thanjavur, but certainly worth visiting. The temple is recognized as a heritage site. It is built by Cholas nearly Thousand Years ago and has beautiful sculptures and architecture. The temple grounds are well maintained. Certainly visit for...More

1  Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a bit away from the city Thanjavur. If you are travelling into the city Thanjavur from north entry, then drop by on the way. Very nice temple architecture. May need about 30 mins. Watch out for the puja timings as the main premises...More

3  Thank DR_SRBABU
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is also a beautiful spectacular old temple quite like the one at Thanjavur, but also the site is also different in some details (for e.g., no gopuram at the entrance). Though there was not much an external wall/ corridors, but the main temple was...More

1  Thank 13arvinds
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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
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