Private Guided Tour of Airavatesvara Temple from Thanjavur with Lunch
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Private Guided Tour of Airavatesvara Temple from Thanjavur with Lunch
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Private Guided Tour of Airavatesvara Temple from Thanjavur with Lunch

2 h
With guide
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About this activity
You will be picked up at 9:30 AM at your hotel in Thanjavur in a private air conditioned vehicle and be driven to Darasuram (about 22 miles). Upon arrival, meet with your English speaking local guide and start your tour of the Airavatesvara Temple.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple houses a linga named Airavatesvara. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Indra’s elephant, Airavata was cursed by sage Durvasa for disrespecting him. As a consequence of the curse, the white elephant suffered skin discoloration which was curable only after taking a dip in Airavatesvara’s holy water. This is how the temple and the presiding deity got their name.

Airavatesvara temple is architecturally beautiful and it has intricate paintings and sculptures on the walls. The temple is a storehouse of art and architecture which display the delicate stone carvings of ancient artists. The front Mandapa of the temple is designed in the form of a big chariot drawn by horses. Further, the vimaan on the top of the temple is 85 feet high. The garden around the temple looks lovely adding charm and ambiance. The temple is a pilgrimage place for many Hindus.

After your temple tour, you will be driven back to Thanjavur. Lunch is included at a local restaurant (beverage excluded). To conclude, your driver will drop you back to your hotel in Thanjavur.
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  • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Thanjavur city center
  • English speaking Local guide.
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant (Beverage Excluded)
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • Dress code - Temples are a sacred house of God and a place of daily worship. To preserve its sanctity and spiritual ambiance one must follow the below dress code within temple complex:
  • Upper Wear: Must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms
  • Lower Wear: Must be at least below knee-length
  • Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine, you can keep them on.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Temple Opens from 06:00 A.M. till 12:30 P.M.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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