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Private Guided Tour of Airavatesvara Temple from Thanjavur

By SITA World Tours
Price was undefined, price is now CA $381
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October 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Transport by private air conditioned vehicle

  • What's included

    Hotel pickup and drop-off within Thanjuvar city centre

  • What's included

    English speaking Local guide.

  • What's included

    02 bottles of mineral water per person.

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Airavatesvara Temple

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

  • A small amount of walking is involved.

  • Dress code - Temples are a sacred house of God and a place of daily worship. To preserve its sanctity and spiritual ambiance one must follow the below dress code within temple complex:

  • Upper Wear: Must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms

  • Lower Wear: Must be at least below knee-length

  • Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine, you can leave them on.

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes

  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

  • Temple Opens from 06:00 A.M. till 12:30 P.M.

  • Children under 15 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: 7:00 AM

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.

At the end of your tour, your driver will drop you back off at 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

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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