is the city of the
Temples.Capital of the Chola Empire in the 9th century AD.
Temple City of South India located across the two rivers,
situated in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. Cholas who finally nurtured Kumbakonam
with the finest monuments architects design: Darasuram,Pateeswaram,etc.
Cholas temple in Darasuram now a UNESCO World Heritage monument.
The story of Kumbakonam begins much earlier than 12th century AD.
Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century AD.
The city is famous for the Mahamaham festival that is celebrated once in 12 years,
similar to Kumbamela in North India.
City Surrounded by hundreds of temples, Swamimalai, Tirunageswaram, Pateeswaram,
Kumbeswarar temple, Sarangapani temple, Someswarar temple, Ramasamy temple,
Chakrapani temple, Nageswaran temple, Iratheswara temple, etc....All Navagraha Temples can be reached easily from the city.