An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Chola Temples from Tiruchirappalli

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Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001 India

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur: The most prestigious Brihadeeswarar temple was constructed following a command received by Chola King Rajaraja I in his dreams. This temple possesses a tall linga of the Lord Shiva which measures about 3.7 meter and also tallest Vimana in whole world. One among the splendors of Indian architectures, the gopurams present in the...
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Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001 India

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur: The most prestigious Brihadeeswarar temple was constructed following a command received by Chola King Rajaraja I in his dreams. This temple possesses a tall linga of the Lord Shiva which measures about 3.7 meter and also tallest Vimana in whole world. One among the splendors of Indian architectures, the gopurams present in the Brihadeeswarar shrine is embellished with sculptural carvings of several gods and goddesses.Built with massive proportions together with simple design, this temple is known to provide inspiration for further constructions in future even at south-east Asia together with South India.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Airavatesvara Temple, Thanjavur Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001 India

Airavateswarar Temple, Darasuram: This temple was constructed in Tamil Nadu by the great Raja Raja II during the 12th century CE. This temple was built out of their dedication to Lord Shiva who venerated as Airavateshwara and there is a belief that space elephant Airavat adored the statue in this place. Similar to other shrines, this Airavatesvara temple is popular for its extraordinary architecture. The temple vimana is of 24 meter altitude. The mandapam in the front is designed in form of gigantic chariot pulled by horses. There is a belief that this temple was constructed with “nitya-vinoda” means perpetual entertainment in mind.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Cholapuram, Thanjavur India

Gangaikonda Choleswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram: Together with the Brihadeeswarar temple at Thanjavur, the Gangaikonda Choleswarar Temple was also constructed by Chola emperor Rajaraja I in order to celebrate his victory over the northern kingdoms. Rajendra Chola I erected the Gangaikonda Cholapuram as capital of Cholas together with Gangaikonda Choleswarar temple, to be the focal point for the Chola capitals. The Shiva lingam at Gangaikonda Choleswarar temple is taller when compared with the Shiva lingam present in the Thanjavur Big temple. Several other focus of this temple includes the monolithic expression of the Navagrahas in the form of chariot and also the sculptures of Gnanasaraswathi and Chandeswarar.

Duration: 1 hour

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Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Toll Charges
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Driver
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Fees
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
  • Important notice about Tour Guide: Only one category of guides known as "ASI Monument Guides" are authorised to work as a tour guide in centrally protected monuments and sites maintained / administered / managed by the Archaeological Survey of India, so please do check their licence before hire / pay
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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