While the Gangaikondacholisvaram temple was built in 1035 by Rajendra Chola I, the Airavatesvara temple was built by Rajaraja II in 1166 CE. The Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur is 350 km southwest of Chennai and is situated in Thanjavur city. The Brihadisvara Temple was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, while the Temple of Gangaikondacholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple were included in the site in the year 2004. Located in Darasuram, near Kumbakonam, the Airavatesvara Temple is one of the eighteen large Hindu temples of the medieval era in the Kumbakonam area.
Great Living Chola Temples, Gurunathan Pillai Colony, Darasuram, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612702
Monsoon : Minimum: 26°C, Maximum: 37°C
Summer : Minimum: 25°C, Maximum: 40°C
Winter : Minimum: 20°C, Maximum: 30°C
Recommended Season to Visit : Summer Season (March to June), Monsoon Season (July to October)
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