Kumbakonam Tamil Nadu

Discover Kumbakonam

The bustling temple town of Kumbakonam is famous for its ancient and colourful Hindu places of worship. This holy destination is also famous for the Kumba Mahamaham held every 12 years, which sees Pilgrims from around the world taking a sacred dip in the Mahamaham tank to wipe away a lifetime of sins.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Kumbakonam include:

Bhagavatha Padithurai Ghat
This holy bath in the Kaveri River is said to wash off all the sins of a person, is situated in Kaveri River.

Gowthameswarar Temple

The devotees visiting this shrine worship the god Yagnabhaveetheswar and his companion Goddess Sundaranayagi after taking a dip in the Mahamaham Tank.

Nageswarar Temple
This temple is among the most notable Shiva temples in the town – it is thought that Adisesha underwent penance here and later got blessed with immense power by Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati.

The best way to see Kumbakonam

If you would like to visit Kumbakonam, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.