Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kumbakonam Visit

I visited Kumbakonam on a business trip in April end. Kumbakonam is around four hundred kilometers from Bangalore and nearest airport is Trichy which is again hundred kilometers far so I traveled in KSRTC Airavat bus which is luxurious and very comfortable. We stayed in Sara Regency hotel which is very good for stay and in very quite place but not very far from heart of town. Hotel rooms are great and staff is very courteous. Hotel lobby is decorated nicely. We had great breakfast in the restaurant. Kumbakonam and nearby locality is dependent on agriculture and the land is known for its fertility. After a long work day we could get few hours off in evening so we planned to visit the town. Town is famous for its temples and it can be called a beautiful temple town. We visited Airavatesvara temple first. This temple is recognized in UNESCO world heritage site. This Dravidian temple has unique architecture and beautiful sculptures. The temple courtyard is very big and well maintained. After a short time, we visited Adi Kumbeswara temple and Sarangapani temple. The town is very clean and calm. I had a late night walk in market near bus stand as well before I took my bus back for Bangalore in night.