The ancient civilizations still amaze me on how developed we were and how we had lost our uniqueness and ethos by trying to mimic the West.
By Location- about 10 KM from Jayamkondan village. 40 KM from Kumbakonam and 80 KM from Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Nearest Railway Station - Kumbakonam. There are cabs available outside Kumbakonam Railway Station and Bus Stand to Gangai Konda Chozhapuram.
Nearest Airport - Trichy International Airport. 110 KM to Gangai Konda Chozhapuram.
Nearest Metropolitan City - Chennai, formerly known as Madras is the capital of Tamil Nadu and is 255 KM far from Gangai Konda Chozhapuram.
Temperature can become very hot and sultry in the summer and hence wear light cotton clothing and keep yourself hydrated.
Travel with locals and experience the hospitality and don't miss the traditional Tamil food served in a big plantain leaf.
You can collect souvenirs if you have a chance to visit Tanjore. Tanjore paintings and Tanjore Dolls and Tanjore Silk Sarees are quite famous. It is quite expensive as well and gives a run for its money. One local doll called Tanjore Thala Aati Bommai (dancing doll that moves its head the same way as a Bharatanatyam dancer) is a unique showpiece you can get and gift your friends back home.
Tanjore hosts a variety of places and you can combine your visit to nearby Tanjore and Kumbakonam. There are close to 100 big temples in and around this place. Tanjore also has the Asia's oldest library,palaces,museum and art gallery. So head out and have a wonderful historical journey which is waiting for you.
This blog was originally published on 'Whispering Mountains…'