Monday, March 26, 2012

Places around Kumbkonam

During the trip of Tamil Nadu we visited in Kumbkonam. The city has lot of ancient temples which are definitely worth a visit. There are around 188 Hindu temples within the municipal limits of Kumbakonam. But we visited only a few temples in the city and stayed in this place overnight.

There are lot of historical places around the city. And our focus was on visiting these places.

Some of these places that interested me and their distance from Kumbkonam are:


39 comments:

Vee said...

I always want to take a closer look and I can't. The engravings are so intriguing that I want to see the colors and patterns.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Breathtaking and incredible... I never have enough adjectives to say how beautiful the places you visit are. Just amazing.... Thanksf or sharing.

Carol said...

Such beautiful places to see. So majestic!

Sridharan said...

Reminds me of my kumbakonam visit..Enjoyed looking at these again..

Jeevan said...

They used to say there must be at least a temple in every street of Kumbakonam and so is called as temple town. Nice capture and good to know u visited those place.

Rohit Singh Jain said...

I guess I've been to Trichi. Nice snaps.

joshidaniel.com said...

look at those beautiful work :)

tallahasseepics said...

Wow, so elaborate.

joo said...

Great photos!

Gary said...

The carving in all of them is superb. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Snap said...

I'm always amazed by the sculpture on the temples.

Sivinden said...

Impressive temples with such delicate decorations!

Sylvia K said...

Another gorgeous temple!! I never fail to be amazed at the beauty in your country, Rajesh! Beautiful captures as always! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Lowell said...

All those carvings are exquisite! I'm wondering what's at the top of the hill? I can see those windmill generators...

VaishVijay said...

Lucky you! Hoping to see pics of Gangaikondq Cholapuram.

Al said...

Awesome, that first one looks massive and so intricate.

shooting star said...

love the first image....grand temple entry!!

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Krishna said...

188 temples in a small area...interesting info

photos also good

thanks for sharing

Leovi said...

Fantastic mosaic! Really stunning images, amazing works of art.

ladyfi said...

Wow - so much glory and lovely intricate details.

LifeRamblings said...

wow, such a majestic temple.

momto8 said...

oh my goodness..I would love to visit these places...your pictures are great11

alicesg said...

Each temple you featured has their own uniqueness. Very beautiful indeed.

anthonynorth said...

The detail on these temples is always amazing.

Carver said...

Looks like an amazing place to explore. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Roger Owen Green said...

The first and last pics are particularly intriguing.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

George said...

The number of temples in this city is amazing. I really like the details in the temple in your large photo. The interior of the dome in your collage is amazing.

Pietro said...

Astonishing carvings, decorations and details.

chubskulit said...

Wow, so intricate and beautiful!

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SM said...

beautiful shots

Eden said...

Beautiful photos. Impressive designs.

Genie said...

What a beautiful city. I think you could stay a month or so and still not see all of the temples and historical sites. The place you stayed overnight is an awesome piece of architecture....more like are work. Your country amazes me more and more with each of your post I read and view. genie

Rajesh said...

To see this wonderful place and places nearby you need at least three days.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful pictures. I could not visit Kumakonam during my long stay at Chennai this year. May be I will cover it August/September. My intrests ar at Gaingaikondacholapuram, Darasuram and Tribhuvanam. Would try to cover them extensively.

AmitAag said...

Great pics, Rajesh:)

Meoww said...

What beautiful architecture and superb paintings. Tanjavur paintings is a magnificent piece of art by itself. Awesome pics, Rajesh.

D.Nambiar said...

The temple in the Trichy picture reminds me of a temple in Thovalai. :)

Panchali said...

This is another place which is in my wish-list! So beautiful are the carvings...intricate work.
Great shots, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing..

Rajesh said...

Thank you. This can be the base for seeing temples in and around.