About this activity
What's included, what's not
Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off within Thanjavur city centre
English speaking Local guide.
Lunch at Local Restaurant (Drink Excluded)
02 bottles of mineral water per person.
Entry/Admission - Airavatesvara Temple
Food and drinks, unless specified.
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Airavatesvara Temple, Thanjavur Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001 India
You will be picked up at 9:30 AM at your hotel in Thanjavur in a private air conditioned vehicle and be driven to Darasuram (about 22 miles). Upon arrival, meet with your English speaking local guide and start your tour of the Airavatesvara Temple.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple houses a linga named Airavatesvara. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Indra’s elephant, Airavata was cursed by sage Durvasa for disrespecting him. As a consequence of the curse, the white elephant suffered skin discoloration which was curable only after taking a dip in Airavatesvara’s holy water. This is how the temple and the presiding deity got their name.
Airavatesvara temple is architecturally beautiful and it has intricate paintings and sculptures on the walls. The temple is a storehouse of art and architecture which display the delicate stone carvings of ancient artists. The front Mandapa of the temple is designed in the form of a big chariot drawn by horses. Further, the vimaan on the top of the temple is 85 feet high. The garden around the temple looks lovely adding charm and ambiance. The temple is a pilgrimage place for many Hindus.
After your temple tour, you will be driven back to Thanjavur. Lunch is included at a local restaurant (drink excluded). To conclude, your driver will drop you back to your hotel in Thanjavur.
Duration: 2 hours
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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- Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
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