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Kumbakonam Travel Guide

Kumbakonam is an urban town popular for prominent temples built in the Cholas and Pandyas age. The city is located between the two rivers, Arsala and Cauvery, in the Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular city among history-buffs and travellers because of its rich ancient history.
During the British reign, it became a growing hub of education and commerce, hence got its name as “the Cambridge of India”. Airavatesvara Temple, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Nageshwara Temple, Rajaraja Cholan Mausoleum, Mahamaham Tank and many temples are must-visit attractions. The Mahamaham Festival at the Mahamaham Tank, that takes place every twelve years, is the biggest festival in the city and attracts tourists from all over the country. Months of October to February are good to visit this tourist destination. Filter coffee and the vegetarian Tamil dishes are popular in the city.
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How to Reach Kumbakonam
Kumbakonam town in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu is a historical place ruled by the Chola, Pallava, Thanjavur, Vijaynagar as well as the British rulers. A large number of temples adorn Kumbakonam and therefore happens to be an important pilgrimage site of south India. Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kasi Viswanathar Temple and Sarangapani temple are few of those popular ones. It is well connected by road and rail with rest of India.
 
How to Reach Kumbakonam by Air
 
Tiruchirapalli Airport, situated around 91 km away is the nearest airport to Kumbakonam. Several domestic airlines connect Tiruchirapalli with other Indian cities on a daily basis. Travellers can board a flight till Tiruchirapalli and then hire a local vehicle to reach Kumbakonam.
 
How to Reach Kumbakonam by Road
 
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates daily bus services from Bengaluru and Mysore to Kumbakonam. Private operators also run a significant fleet of buses in this route. Buses run by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation from different parts of Tamil Nadu can also be availed to reach Kumbakonam.
 
How to Reach Kumbakonam by Rail
 
Kumbakonam is connected by rail with almost all important cities and towns of south India. Regular express trains from places like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and  Tiruchirapalli ply to and from Kumbakonam. Passenger trains from nearby places like Thanjavur are also available.

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I am travelling to Kumbakonam. Need help on the best sequence for navagraha temple visit. Any Google map would define try help. looking at Covering the temples in one day.
its bit tough to visit in single day. you need atleast 2 days.
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What are the specialities of the local cuisine in Kumbakonam? Please recommend some good authentic restaurants.
hotel aryas,le garden,hotel rayas.this three hotels are verybest for meals
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What are the best places to eat in Kumbakonam?
hotel aryas,le garden,hotel rayas.this three hotels are verybest for meals
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Suggest me some cottages in this town.
good morning .Greeting from Sri venkadaramana towers kumbakonam we have family a/c,family n/ac rooms are available.thanks.
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Please suggest a best budget hotel in Kumbakonam.
best budget hotel SRI VENKADARAMANA TOWERS KUMBAKONAM near new bus stand.
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