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Great Living Chola Temples around Thanjavur with Lunch

By SITA World Tours
Price was undefined, price is now CA $457
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7h
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Selective hotel pickup
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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Transport by private air conditioned vehicle

  • What's included

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • What's included

    Local English speaking guide

  • What's included

    Lunch at local restaurant (drink excluded)

  • What's included

    02 bottles of mineral water per person

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Gangaikonda Cholapuram

  • What's excluded

    Food and drinks, unless specified

  • What's excluded

    Service charge

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected
  • Personal safety equipment

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

  • 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

  • Infants must sit on laps

  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems

  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Returns to original departure point

  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Brihadeeswara Temple, Membalam Rd Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur 613001 India

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur. It is one of the largest temples of South India and is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The temple has a massive tower and its walls bear inscriptions, frescoes and sculptures relating to Lord Shiva.



Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Cholapuram, Thanjavur India

Next drive to the town of Gangaikonda Cholapuram that is situated at a distance of around 45 miles from Thanjavur. This was the capital of the Chola dynasty for over 250 years. The temple here is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for its famous bronze sculptures.

Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (drink excluded).

Duration: 1 hour

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

After lunch drive to the town of Darasuram which is an hour’s drive from Gangaikonda Cholapuram. It is home to the well preserved Airavatesvara Temple. This stone temple is shaped like a chariot and contains sculptures of Gods from the Vedas and the Puranas.

At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Thanjavur and dropped-off at your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • Thanjavur Tamil Nadu

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Thanjavur, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu Traveler pickup is offered 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.
  • Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
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