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Address: Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India

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Rajendra Cholan's Temple

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... read more

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Thanjavur, India
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Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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,

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Chandramohan R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Another excellent place which is very well maintained, don't forget to visit this place. you will get peace of mind for sure

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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This stunning 12th century temple is a little bit out of the way but well worth the effort. Set in well kept and litter free gardens the temples are in wonderful condition (despite the British having removed some blocks for their own constructions​). The location is peaceful and I spent a wonderful hour or so here. The temples are still... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the temple on the way to Thanjavur and actually this is the temple we do prefer from the series of the three and altogether in India.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very nice and large temple with lots of detailed sculptures and paintings. Was very popular in the 11e century. It shows by its size.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Go in the evening...have a darshan of massive shivalinga and nandi...enjoy the lanscaped grass garden...be amazed by the stone architecture...superb place near kumbakonam

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Just in February kumbabishekam has been conducted The temple is similar to brahideswara temple im tanjore This was built by King rajendra chola son of raja raja chola Archeological dept runs the temple Museum opposite has few of the old kings possessions. The green lawn and the marvelous architecture will make you spend at least half a day Easily accessible... More 

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