When you think of South India, what comes to your mind first? I am sure the delicious food flashes in front of your eyes at the very mention of the word south. However, what comes next is the tall Gopuras of the majestic temples. Especially in Tamilnadu, every city-scape is dotted with such Gopuras popping out from nowhere. Tamilnadu is the land where the Chola dynasty ruled for several centuries. The Chola kings were not just great rulers and administrators but also great builders and patrons of art. They left a footprint of their rule in the form of magnificent temples. Although there are several Chola temples spread all over southern India, three of these temples represent an outstanding achievement in the conception Dravida style of architecture. The Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikondacholapuram, and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram are the three temples, which are together considered as “Great Living Chola Temples” and are designated as a World Heritage Site.