2 Days - Private Tour to The Great Living Chola Temples from Chennai

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Admire the world's greatest architecture recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under this name of The Great Living Chola Temples. They are the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Chennai to Thanjavur

Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001 India
The most prestigious Brihadeeswara 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: 2 hours

Stop At: Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Art Gallery, Thanjavur 613001 India
If you reached early in Thanjavur then you if you have a time you can visit this attractions
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this...
Itinerary

Day 1: Chennai to Thanjavur

Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001 India
The most prestigious Brihadeeswara 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: 2 hours

Stop At: Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Art Gallery, Thanjavur 613001 India
If you reached early in Thanjavur then you if you have a time you can visit this attractions
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Thanjavur to Chennai

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

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Toll, Parking and all other expenses related to vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Over night accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery
  • Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour begins with pickup from your Hotel (or) Airport in Chennai on your convenient time by our experienced professional driver with well maintained air conditioned private vehicle.

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 recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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)
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.