Historical Road Trip to Tamil Nadu Part 1 ( Kumbakonam, Darasuram and Chettinad)

Born and bought up in Tamil nadu, It was long time pending to visit the wondeful architecture marvels of the Chola Dynasty and it finally came to action on a hot summer month of April. The first idea was to visit the Living Grand chola Temples, We started from Bangalore to Gangai Konda Cholapuram first and visited the amazing temple there.

Then we left to Darasuram via Kumbakoan where we witnessed the Airavatheshwara Temple which I should say is a marvel for sure. The day 2 was spent in  Tanjore Big temple which is also called as the Brahadeeswara temple which is one of the oldest, longest, largest temple and doom on Earth. What a king The great Raja Raja Cholan would be to make a architecture as such?

Next day was spent in going to the Chettinad area of Karaikudi and seeing the old Chettinad palace and not to mention the Food we had in Priya Mess of Karaikudi which has the best Chettinad food on Earth.... Chettinad was earlier ruled by Kings who built majestic palaces and homes. Chettinad is very famous for its Non veg food as well. Must try food also includes the Cashews of that area and also Padhaneer a must drink local fruit drink..


Places Visited :

Gangai Konda Cholapuram
Airavatheeswara Temple, Darasuram Tamilnadu
Karaikudi ( Chettinad)
Priya Mess ( Msut eat for Non Veg Lovers)
The Chettinad houses and Palaces of Kanadukathan

Route Map :

Bangalore - Salem - Virudachalam - Gangai Konda Cholapuram - Tanjore - Kumbakonam - Karaikudi

The Darasuram Temple of Grand Cholas   
Airavateeswara Temple

The Corridor of Airavteswara Temple




Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Majestic as Egyptian Pyramids








The palace of Kanadukathan, Chettinad, Karaikudi






The colors of Chettinad Area






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