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a great temple

wanted to reach the temple from chennai by 7.00 am to beat the summer heat. Photography was the aim... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Rajendra Cholan's Temple

This ancient temple is built by Rajendra Cholan son of Rajaraja Cholan who built the famous... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thanjavur, India
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Cholapuram, Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wanted to reach the temple from chennai by 7.00 am to beat the summer heat. Photography was the aim and early crowd will be less. a great temple.

Thank harikeshpk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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,

Thank TEJES2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank dillibabu_er
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Chandramohan R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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.

Thank upasana m
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

Thank Sakthi N
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...More

1  Thank Anne T
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.

1  Thank Diana_Mangalagiu
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.

1  Thank mag47
Reviewed 9 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

Thank sapkrishna
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Can somebody who has visited Gangai Konda confirm the correct timings when the temple is open daily. Also (if) when it is closed during the day can one enter and see the other structures/art in the temple (I am assuming that like many temples only the portion where the main idil is kept is locked) or the doors to the entrance are locked denying entry?
29 December 2016|
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Response from SriChennai61 | Reviewed this property |
the temple is closed at 12 noon.. I had visited minutes after 12 noon and it was already being closed about 3 months back. best bet is to go before 12 noon or after 4 30 pm. you can still go in to the outer prahara when the... More
Is Photographing sculptures and architecture allowed inside temple ? (dslr) Please let me know.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Raja P | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the inside where God's idol is placed(Karpagraham) the answer is No.Outside the Temple you can Shoot whatever you want.Actually you find More Sculptures and Architectures only on the outer Side.Whereas on the... More