Category: Gangaikondacholapuram

Chola empire Gangaikondacholapuram Kumbakonam south india Tamilnadu


The tongue-twisting name means ‘the town of the Chola who took the Ganges’.Developed as the centrepiece of a city, it was built by the Chola king Rajendra I to celebrate his conquests. The magnificent Brihadishwara Temple (a replica of the Tanjore temple) stands in the tiny village of GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM in Ariyalur District, 35km north of […]