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Jayakondan - Victorious

Jayakondan temple on route to Mayavaram / Kumbakonam is yet another master piece of Chola... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
World Heritage Site

I went to Great Living Chola Temples. Built during the 11th and the 12th centuries, the Living... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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6 Jan 2019
“Jayakondan - Victorious”
16 Oct 2017
“World Heritage Site”
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Jayakondan temple on route to Mayavaram / Kumbakonam is yet another master piece of Chola architecture. It is simply - unbelievably great temple. This temple built as a copy to the great Tanjore temple. One must visit it to appreciate it and fall in love...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I went to Great Living Chola Temples. Built during the 11th and the 12th centuries, the Living Temples at Thanjavur are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu. It is great place to go.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice simple restaurant just open since few weeks. A family kitchen. Clean and very good. Coffee is fantastic. Very correct price.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Vivelaviebelle
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Since TripAdvisor does not seem to recognise the existence of the Airavateshwara Temple in Darasuram despite it being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, I am adding my review here. For the other temples, please see the appropriate temple entries. We chose to visit Darasuram after...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Orso R
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Probably the greatest emperor of south India built Thanjavur temple and its a living testament to the architectural capabilities of the empire. Spell bound beauty.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank murugesank2015
Reviewed 14 August 2015

we have been there in july . The temple is amazing structure and lots of natural paintings . on the first look its wowoo.Take a guide in your visit .The chapels are not allowed in this temple for visitors. its better to keep timings on...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Reviewed 28 November 2012

All three Chola temples are beautiful. As a non-Hindu western tourist I agree with everything said by previous reviewers about the atmosphere, history and importance of the three UNESCO listed temples. They are amazing! The only reason I have not given this a five star...More

Date of experience: November 2012
17  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 26 November 2012

*Perriya Kovil" (The Big Temple) is what it is called in Tanjore. This one piece of art is a gift by the Cholan Dynasty. Very huge in size and perfectly done. This one temple is really well maintained by the Government. Try visiting in the...More

Date of experience: June 2012
12  Thank DeepuVivek
Reviewed 30 December 2011

This is an incredible temple. Also known as "Big Temple". I visited with my mom. Both of us did not have the mind to leave!! Every little nook and corner was just a piece of art. Needless to say, I took a huge number of...More

Date of experience: January 2011
21  Thank snod73
Reviewed 3 August 2011

The magnificent Shiva temples at Gangaikodacholapuram, Darasuram and Thanjavur are collectively the “Great Living Chola Temples” with UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The Brihadeeswarar or Pragadiswarar temple at the sleepy village of Gangaikondacholapuram lies just off National Highway-45C, approximately 35km north of Kumbakonam. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2010
29  Thank Gita-TA
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