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Kumbakonam Travel Guide


  • Tamil Nadu Travel Guide
Kumbakonam At a Glance
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  • Best Time to Visit:November to February
  • STD Code:0435

Introduction

Home to several ancient temples, Kumbakonam is one of the most popular temple destinations of Tamil Nadu state. The place is flanked by River Kavery and River Arasalar. The temple of this place are not places of worship but are architectural wonders too. They are specimen of artistic finesse, craftsmanship and prowess of workers of the ancient times. Tour to Kumbakonam offers you immense peace and spiritual satisfaction.

These temples are an essential part of the cultural heritage of this place. One of the most popular things to do in Kumbakonam is a visit to this place at the time to Mahamaham Festival. During the course of its history, the place had been under the rule of various dynasties including Cholas, Pallavas, Thanjavur Marathas, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks, Pandyas and Vijayanagar rulers. Various rulers commissioned different temples during their reign.

Some of the must-visit temples in Kumbakonam are Adi Kumbeshwara Temple, Nageswaran Temple, Sarangapani Temple, Airavatesvara Temple, Uppailiappan temple, Kumbeswarar Temple and Dharasuram.