Thanjavur Tours
Great Living Chola Temples Around Thanjavur
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Great Living Chola Temples Around Thanjavur

By SITA World Tours
About
The Great Living Chola Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site designation refers to three temples in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. They are the Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple in Darasuram. Built between the 11th and 12th century A.D., these temples are fine examples of architecture from the Chola dynasty. Visit these 3 temples on a day excursion from Thanjavur. Highlights: • Brihadisvara Temple - Thanjavur • Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram • Airavatesvara Temple - Darasuram
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Duration: 7h
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  • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaikonda Cholapuram
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Thanjavur, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu
    We will pick up traveler from their hotels / fixed point within city center.
Pickup details
  • We may pick up travelers from city center hotels / fixed point wiithin city limits. In case pick up is outside central points extra cost shall applicable subject to distance applicable.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Brihadeeswara Temple, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613007, India
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 50182P335

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
      • There is a dress code for entering temples. Sleeveless tops and shorts are not permitted. Footwear must be removed outside the temple.
      • Temple opening hours are from 06:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 50182P335

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      • SITA World Tours
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        New Delhi, India
        Joined in August 2019
      • zeo_taxi
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Coimbatore Beautiful Temple
        Exploring this beautiful temple is amazing while travelling to Coimbatore in Tamilnadu. Visit with family and friends all of 12 months of the year.
        Written June 4, 2024
      • woglotoursandtravels
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Place
        Best Place to see the statue in isha yoga Centre. The place where it is Located in Coimbatore. The Statue is in the shape of Siva
        Written June 3, 2024
      • pkundu
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome family visit to konark
        The place is well maintained and despite the foot fall , entry was smooth and the site is maintained well. my mom needed wheelchair and I was pleasantly surprised to see the entry gate had people offering wheelchair at a very nominal cost
        Written May 7, 2024
      • Deepakis988
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent experience
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        Written May 5, 2024
      • bibhupdas
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Average
        Average. View was nice but they only provide loud obnoxious music and no food. We had booked Nirvana cruises thinking less ppl would be there but it was stuffed and smelly. Hiring a chartered yatch/boat would have been better for family like us. Never again.
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      • romadaro
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Used a Different Provider, but They’re Basically the Same
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        Akshardham ahm
        Go during the evening. Get a picture clicked for about 150rs as a memory. Watch the water show if you want to. Beautiful place tbh.
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      • V5637CDdales
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        india - trip a deal 8 days Well worth it
        Trip a deal India,-8 days we missed our flight due to our misreading flight time. the company got in touch with us and we were able to rebook costing us extra for the return flight. We were met at the airport and taken to our hotel where we joined the tour group the next morning. Sunni our tour guide was exceptional, friendly, flexible and very professional. He made sure everyone was looked after and changed things around to suit the group and the crowds. We missed the first day but joined group to Jaipur on the bus. The traffic in India is horrendous but our bus driver was excellent and always drove safely. The hotels - we up graded and they were clean. Two out of the three hotels were enjoyable and clean. The trip is very busy, it is go,go , go but you get to see a lot of different things. Sunni the guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting and funny stories. He was the best. Would highly recommend. We visited Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Trip a deal was very well organised.
        Written February 21, 2024
      • Journey11073519826
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A visit to Delhi made even better by staying at The Imperial!
        The staff were absolutely amazing and couldn’t do enough for us, especially Jai Gautam, one of the managers, who went above and beyond what was expected. The decor and facilities were first class.
        Written February 20, 2024
      • Balavasan
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great place to visit
        Visited the centre for first time . Very crowded but loved it early morning h visit to the adi yogi , linga Bhairavi, and dhayanalingam. We were not told that the rooms will not have bath towels. Walking bare foot and long walks can be an issue for some . Also the ox being used for rides is cruelty which should be stopped . One bull was badly hurt on his neck and running against the pole. Had to tell the staff there to look at that bull and provide him some treatment . It could be from the Ali g that they put in their neck to pull the cart . That sling is of leather kind material rather than cotton / cloth so guess that can leads to hurting b their necks
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      • A2052FRstuartc
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Be aware…
        We booked well in advance - and so you should as it is packed and many are turned away at the door. And the door only opens at 19:00 so you will wait with many others until they are ready for you. The food is undoubtedly delicious but do beware. The menu is certainly expensive for this part of the world but be prepared for bill inflation with 9% tax, another 9% tax and on top of that 25% VAT. To be fair the menu does state in small print exclusive of taxes at the bottom of the menu but the price you see is certainly not the price you pay.And that’s before you add in service! Is it worth it? For you to judge but if you need the washroom be prepared for a long long wait for just one cubicle.All a bit unexpected in such a luxury and exclusive environment. So be aware…
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      • 512preeyac
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent
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      • FHTRinRajasthan
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mesmerizing Show of Sound and Light at Amer Fort Jaipur
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dinner at Dakshin
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        God’s Nirvana for chilled out souls
        Very relaxed ambience, tropical greenery, cool seas and amazing stretches of beaches everywhere. One can be adventurous with water sports or relaxed at a beach shack, indolently sipping coconut water freshly got or biting at the fresh choice of sea catch. No dearth of fancy or simple cuisine to suit any budget! But North Goa was milling with festivals and rave parties in the beach and South Goa had amazing restaurants , cocktails , music , fireworks and live bands to usher in the New Year. Flights, hotels, restaurants, and amusement places chic o block in December and Jan always , sky high rates for any accommodation or taxis! It as very warm in the day but cool breeze in morning and sunset. Overall, always fun to visit Goa in these cooler months.
        Written January 12, 2024
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      Saramati K
      Portland, OR22 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had arranged for a private tour through of the Big Temple and palace in Thanjavur through 5 senses. We were already visiting the area and had our own car and driver. The original guide didn’t not show up as scheduled at 8 am. 5 Senses responded immediately and when they couldn’t reach the guide either offered to refund the money or reschedule with another guide for the evening. Luckily our schedule was flexible and they were able to arrange for another guide at 4pm. Ramkumar gave a good tour despite 2 people on our party having to leave early due to not feeling well. Not only that he was kind enough to enquire after my daughter’s health the next day. The evening was a less optimal time to see the temple because of the crowds (festival season and school holiday). We didn’t even attempt to go inside the sanctum because too the lines. We walked around the outside. He made an arrangement for us to go back in the early morning the next day when it would be less busy. The morning visit was more peaceful and we had a good darshan too. The Saraswati Mahal had a beautiful collection but was marred by disrepair of the museum grounds and rooms. It’s sad to see couch treasures maintained so poorly.
      Written December 29, 2022
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      Shraddha
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Couples
      Amazing place . Must visit.
      Me and my husband visited there last week .
      Very nice place.
      Great place in thanjavur
      Written February 10, 2023
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