Travel to Great Living Chola Temples
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About Cholas, it is said that they were the second greatest historic dynasty of the Tamil Nadu. It is from this country that the ancient Dravidian culture rose to affect the whole of East Asia. To boost the great Dravidian culture, the true founder of the Chola Empire, King Raja Raja (985 to 1014) built the Temple of Tanjore from 1003 to 1010. One among the brilliance of Indian architectures, the gopurams present in the Brihadeeswarar shrine is embellished with sculptural carvings of several gods and goddesses. Built with enormous proportions together with simple design, this temple is known to provide inspiration for further constructions in the future even at south-east Asia together with South India. The Gangaikondacholisvaram Temple was built by Rajendra I, whose construction completed in 1035. The temple includes a 53-m vimana (sanctum tower) that has recessed corners and an elegant upward curving movement, which contrasts with the straight and severe tower at Thanjavur.
Another iconic beauty is Airavatesvara temple complex, built by Rajaraja II. There is a 24-m vimana at Darasuram and a stone image of Shiva which is worth visiting once in life. The carvings and sculpture of the temples give evidence of the accomplishments of the Chola in the field of painting, sculpture, architecture and bronze casting. Patrons of Lord Shiva dedicated grand architectural splendors to their beloved God. Chola style had involved the use of granite to create design consisting of deities, warriors, kings, and dancers. The Dravidian structures also reflect the property of the Chola Empire. The glories of ancient lifestyle still live in the wonderful temples. After Varanasi, it is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. Book our Chola kingdom temples tour packages now and channel the inner history buff in you.
Great living chola temples tour
Dating back to the 11th and 12th century, these structures have withstood the ravages of time. Cholas were also one of the longest ruling dynasty in Southern India and these stunning temples are a testament to that majestic reign they once held. The rulers who ruled more for 200 years were not only accomplished sovereigns, they were also innovative builders. While you are in Chennai, don't miss the opportunity to visit these incredible design, grandeur and architectural splendour of the Chola Dynasty. Your tour begins with BestWay2India’s promise to make you explore by our experienced professionals. While driving, enjoy the scenery of countryside, Tamil Nadu and reach Thanjavur. Also, you will get enough time to visit Brihadeeswarar Temple. Sri vimana is the high tower where the sanctum is located, in the front of the complex is the Nandi hall or Nandi-mandapam. Between these two structures, community service hall, Mukhamandapam and the huge gathering hall known as Mahamandapam. Further, Ardhamandapam is also a pavilion which is connecting structure between the sanctum and the gathering hall. The wall of these structures is covered with magnificent carving and paintings which speaks volumes about the skilled artisans of that time. Book our Chola temple tour packages and take a trip to India’s regal ruling legacy.