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An enticing temple town, popular for its old Hindu spots of love, Kumbakonam is rooted in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Pioneers and visitors who wish to see the significant temples of India should come here without worry. A couple of them are Nageswaran, Adi Kumbeswarar, Brahma and Kasi Viswanathar. 

The blessed town is also celebrated internationally for the Kumba Mahamaham held at regular intervals.

Travellers come from all around the globe to take a holy plunge in the Mahamaham tank which is esteemed to wipe away every one of the sins done in the lifetime. Aside from religious significance, the town is additionally famous for silk items, electrical goods, and noticeable educational institutions. Accomplished many praises on south India visit, Kumbakonam, India allures its guests for a striking experience.

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Kumbakonam, India is well-connected to the major cities of India by air like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and the nearest airport is Trichy. Chozhan, Uzhavan and Chendhur Express associate Kumbakonam and Chennai, JanShatabthi express connect the town with Coimbatore, while the Mailaduthurai-Mysore Express interfaces the town with Bangalore and Mysore. There are different traveller trains to Thirunelveli and to different towns close by. Kumbakonam offers smooth connectivity to all major town as well as cities. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka State Transport Corporations operate buses are available to reach Kumbakonam.

Places to visit in Kumbakonam

Adi Kumbeshwara Temple

Travelling to this amazing place helped me know many interesting facts such as this temple has been constructed. When you visit here you will also get to know that the Adi Kumbeshwara Temple is really one of the grandest as well the oldest Shiva temples located in town. Thus, no doubt remains, if you should be visiting it.

Nageswaran Temple

The Nageswaran temple simply blew away my mind. It is an ancient architectural wonder of the Chola empire. Moreover, visiting here you will also find that this temple was initially constructed as a chariot. Visiting this temple one can see that Shiva is in the guise of the Nagaraja and is located in the centre of Kumbakonam. 

Mahamaham Tank

My visit to the Mahamaham tank was quite memorable. It is considered as one of the largest temples in all of Tamil Nadu. And it here that the Masimaham festival is celebrated once every 12 years. It is definitely something that you should witness it first-hand.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Visit Sarangapani Temple

This temple is considered as one of the three major shrines of Lord Vishnu. This temple also has a 12 storey high tower and as per my knowledge had been constructed in the 15th century by the Nayak kings.

Kanjanur Sukran Temple

Located in the village of Kanjanur this Hindu temple has been specifically dedicated to the Sukra Dev.  

Events and festivals in & around Kumbakonam 

Mahamaham Festival

The Mahamaham festival is celebrated once in every 12 years in the Mahamaham pond. The Last festival is celebrated in the year of 2016 in February. This festival is attended by over a million people. Read More..

Yelagiri Summer Festival

The Yelagiri Summer Festival is celebrated on an annual basis in the month of May and June. There are hundreds of people such as farmers, handicraftsmen who come here to particularly showcase their talent. Read More..

Best time to visit Kumbakonam

The winter season is considered as the best time to visit Kumbakonam. During the winter months, the overall temperature is quite cool and great for sightseeing activities. 

How to reach Kumbakonam? 

By Air - Kumbakonam doesn’t have an airport of its own. And the nearest airport is the Civil Airport.  From there, you will need to get some means of transportation like a cab to reach your destination. 

By Train -  The overall connectivity via train to Kumbakonam is quite good. So, if you have a plan to visit this city via train then it would be a convenient experience for you. 

By Road - There are regular buses which connect the road route with the city of Kumbakonam.

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