Trichy to The Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjore, Darasuram & Gangaikonda Cholapuram
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Trichy to full day excursion tour to The Great Living Chola Temples tour includes a visit to Tanjore Temples, Kampaheswerer Temple. Darasuram Temple, & Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple. Private air-conditioned transport from picks up till drop off to your hotel, English speaking guide and entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.
Pick up from your hotel for full day excursion to visit The Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjore, Darasuram & Gangaikonda Cholapuram (140kms/ 3hrs approx one way). These Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Cholas between the 10th and 12th centuries CE and have a lot of similarities.
1st stop at Thanjore visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort - built by great Chola king in the 10th century. It is an outstanding example of Chola architecture and is listed in UNESCO world heritage site. Thanjavur Palace & Museum - The palace houses an art gallery, a library and a hall of music. Art Gallery - in the Palace there are a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period. Saraswathi Mahal Library - another section of the Palace is the library where over 30,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in India and European languages are preserved.
2nd stop visit Darasuram Temple a storehouse of art and architecture with 85 feet high vimana. The front mandapam itself is in the form of a huge chariot drawn by horses. The temple has some exquisite stone carvings. The main deity's consort Periya Nayaki Amman temple is situated adjacent to Airavateshwarar temple.
3rd stop visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram built in Tamil style of architecture with a square plan. The original courtyard is two squares stacked next to each other, all mandapas, the upapitham, the shrine plans, the garbha griha (sanctum) and the tower elements are all square shaped and incorporate circles and principles of geometric symmetry. The temple complex includes Nandi Mandapa, Alankar Mandapa, Maha Mandapa, Mukha Mandapa and Ardha Mandapa.
After sightseeing drive back to Trichy and drop off to your hotel.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.