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Kumbakonam is categorised as Heritage / Pilgrimage

Gangaokonda Cholapuram (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2018)
Swamimalai Murugan Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2018)
Darasuram (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2018)
Silk Saree Workshop (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2018)
Lost Wax Bronze Casting (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2018)
Countryside (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2018)
Walking / Cycling around (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2018)
Tirunageswaram Temple - Rahu Stalam - Photo Courtesy RSMN
Gangaikonda Cholapuram (Photo Courtesy: Ssriraman)
Swamimalai Murugan Temple (Photo Courtesy: Jothi Balaji)
Thiruvinnagar Temple (Photo Courtesy: Raji.srinivas)
Mahamaham Tank (Photo Courtesy: Ssriram mt)
Kasi Viswanathar Temple (Photo Courtesy: Ssriram mt)
Nageswaraswamy Temple (Photo Courtesy: Krishna Kumar Subramanian)
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple (Photo Courtesy: Karthikeyan Raghuraman)
Sarangpani Temple (Photo Courtesy: Adam63)
Airavatesvara Temple

Reasons to Visit
  • Kumbakonam is a temple town at 40 km from Thanjavur and base town to visit large number of temples including Navagraha temples.
  • Kumbakonam is where festival of Mahamaham is celebrated every 12 years at the Mahamaham tank.
  • Kumbakonam is one of the few places in India, which has a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma.
  • Kumbakonam town is also known for its brass vessels units.
  • Swamimalai near Kumbakonam lies on the banks of river Cauvery. It has the only school that teaches the art (craft) of making bronze icons.
  • Swamimalai is situated central to a large number of temples and therefore an important part of Tamilnadu Itinerary.
  • Kumbakonam and area around are home to many experiential stays that offer guests an experience in Authentic heritage, culture and cuisine.
  • Kumbakonam is base point to visit Darasuram Temple, a major attraction for a heritage traveller.
  • Significant Lord Ranganatha Pilgrimages in South India"Sarangapani Temple near Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu) is one of the Divya Desams (108 most significant temples of Lord Vishnu in South india). This temple is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams of Lord Ranaganatha"
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Kumbakonam is central to the Navagraha temple circuit (50+ Temples). Kumbakonam is base point to visit Airavateswara temple, a UNESCO World heritage site. Swamimalai between Kumbakonam is home to one of the Arupadaiveedu (abodes of Lord Muruga). Kumbakonam is a must visit as part of Tamilnadu Pilgrimage itinerary."
  • Heritage Destinations of Tamil Nadu"Kumbakonam is base point to visit Darasuram Temple, a UNESCO site and a major attraction for a heritage traveller. Kumbakonam has many experiential stays. "
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Tamilnadu and Pondichery"Kumbakonam Railway station is the access point to visit Navagraha pilgrimages around Kumbakonam, world heritage site of Darasuram Temple and experiential getaways around Kumbakonam."
  • Destinations to visit Arupadaiveedu Temples of Lord Murugan"Kumbakonam lies in heart of Temple district of Tamil Nadu. Arudaiveedu Temple is located at 5 km from Kumbakonam, on an artificial hill. The temple commemorates the incident where Lord Muruga explained the essence of "Om" to his father Shiva. The temple is visited as part of Arudaiveedu pilgrimage itinerary."
Access Information

Kumbakonam has 4 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kumbakonam

Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Kumbakonam

Short Break

  • 10 Abodes of Lord Murugan (4 Nights)
  • Aarupadaiveedu Circuit - Six Abodes of Lord Murugan (4 Nights)


  • Temple Heritage of Tamilnadu (9 Nights)

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Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Trichy Airport and KumbakonamRs. 2934

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Madurai and Drop to KumbakonamRs. 5277

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Trichy Railway Station and KumbakonamRs. 2934

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Destination Ideas

  • Kumbakonam Experience
  • Navagraha Pilgrimage Circuit around Kumbakonam
  • Pancharanga Kshetrams
  • Thiruvarur Pilgrimage

Stay Ideas

  • Anandham Swamimalai - An ethnic getaway
  • Mantra Koodam - An Experiential Getaway
  • Paradise Resort – Ethnic Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Adi Kumbeswarar Temple is a 7th century Lord Shiva temple in Kumbakonam. The Mahamaham Festivl is associated with this temple.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
    Nageswaran Temple is a 12th century Lord temple in Kumbakonam. Temple is visited for its Rahu shrine, one of the nine Navagrahas.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Navagraha Temple
    Kasi Viswanathar Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple in Kumbakonam having 72 ft Gopuram and 9 river deities around the Shiva Lingam near holy Mahamaham tank.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Mahamaham Tank is a holy tank in heart of Kumbakonam covering an area of about 6 acres. The tank is surrounded by 16 small temples and has 21 wells inside the tank.
    Lake or Riverside
    Holy Tank
    Airavatesvara Temple is a 12th Century Lord Shiva temple of Dravidian architecture at Darasuram near Kumbakonam. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site,along with the Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur and therefore a must visit for any heritage traveller.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
    Sarangapani temple is the largest Vaishnavite in Kumbkonam and one of the 108 Divya Desams. The temple has a twelve storey high tower built in 15th century AD.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple, Lord Vishnu
    Thenupuriswarar Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple near Kumbakonam having five gopurams and three prakarams. Deities like Sapthamatha, Mahalakshmi, Renukadevi, Navagraha, Surya, Chandra and Bhairava are housed in the inner parts of the temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Thiruvinnagar Oppliyappan Temple is a Lord temple near Kumbahonam and is regarded as one of the 108 Divya Desams.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Swamimalai Murugan Temple is a Lord Murugan temple in Swamimalai near Kumbakonam on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery is one of the Arupadaiveedu, one of the six main abodes of Lord Murugan.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Our Lady of Vailankanni is a celebrated Roman Catholic church and Blessed Virgin Mary believed to have appeared in the town. the church is a pilgrim centre for many Roman Catholics of Indian and Srilankan origin
    Roman Catholic Church
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gangaikonda Cholapuram is a 11th century lord Shiva temple known for its architecture and is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. temple lies on the Chidambaram - Kumbakonam route and can be visited enroute for guests on the heritage circuit of Tamilnadu.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, UNESCO Heritage Site, Heritage Temple
    Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur is an ancient Lord Shiva temple Shiva and is considered Landmark in South Indian temple architecture. It has a massive 66 meter temple tower and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a must visit for any heritage traveller.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
DarasuramNext to Darasuram temple, 4 kms from Kumbakonam town centre.Getaway/Pilgrimage1
SwamimalaiCountryside location at 8 kms from Kumbakonam town centre where Anandham, an experiential resort is located.Getaway/Experiential1
VeppathurCountryside location at 11 kms from the Kumbakonam town centre, where Mantra Veppathur, an experientual resort is locatedGetaway/Experiential1
Town CentreIn and around Kumbakonam Town centre Transit/Business/Pilgrimage1
Nearest Airport in Kumbakonam
  • Tiruchirapalli Airport ( TRZ ) , Trichy-90 Kms
Railway Stations in Kumbakonam
  • Kumbakonam ( KMU ), Kumbakonam
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