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A place which is testimony to the architectural and engineering genius of the region and the pride... read more

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Part of the world's heritage - need I say more?

One of the three Great Living Chola Temples that make up the UNESCO World Heritage site in Tamil... read more

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Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A place which is testimony to the architectural and engineering genius of the region and the pride of one of the greatest empires of India - Chola Empire, Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a place worth exploring. The magnificence of the Brihadishwara temple along with few others...More

Thank akhilchandu
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the three Great Living Chola Temples that make up the UNESCO World Heritage site in Tamil Nadu, why would you pass this by? This place is important for us all to see and to learn as much as possible about this wonderful part...More

Thank Moth
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple is a great place to visit, as well as to unwind and relax with your loved ones. Lord Shiva is huge and majestic here, similar to the lingam in Brihadeeswarar temple. Take your time to check out the entire place and to...More

Thank Vikneswari V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second from the group of Chola Temples, located at 70 kms appx from Thanjavur. Kumbakonam is nearest town where accommodations are available. This is quient site compared to Brihadeeswara, Thanjavur. Again nice structure and plenty of time to spend for Photographers and those who love...More

Thank Amey_Jambhekar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This structure is an unfinished one. It's a replica of brihadeessarer temple. Huge garden inside and sculptures are same as Thanjavur temple. It's an engineering marvel and little mysterious too as it was unfinished.

Thank abhik_fe
Reviewed 4 June 2017

wanted to reach the temple from chennai by 7.00 am to beat the summer heat. Photography was the aim and early crowd will be less. a great temple.

Thank harikeshpk
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This ancient temple is built by Rajendra Cholan son of Rajaraja Cholan who built the famous Bragadeshwara temple in Thanjavur. Gangaikonda Cholapuram is away from Thanjavur is a beautiful temple worth visiting for its architectural works,

Thank TEJES2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The size of the temple looks huge considering the fact it had been sculptured with solid granite rocks. Amazing is the volume of engineering/architecture involved in it.

Thank dillibabu_er
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit to know about our ancient architecture. Less crowd during day time. Can spend few hours

Thank Chandramohan R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The temple complex at Gangaikonda Cholapuram is not at the same scale as the Brihadeeshwara Temple, but is truly magnificent in its own right. Since it is around 70km away from Thanjavur, it was almost completely empty. Definitely worth a visit.

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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