Kumbakonam Ratings & Reviews

Sowmya umashankar

Sowmya umashankarratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

5 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Navagraha temples visit - Kumbakonam is the centre

Kumbakonam is centrally located amongst all the historical locations of Tanjore district. While there are plenty of agendas that could drive a visit there, ours was for a Navagraha temple visit . . Below are some tips for the visit if you are planning a similar one. - Plan to keep Kumbakonam at centre as all temples are within5km - 35 Km radius. - If you are driving use Google maps - amazingly accurate to the closest 100m. - The ideal order of visiting could be.

Day one - Suryanar kovil (Sooriyan/Sun), Kanjanur temple (Sukran/Venus), Vaitheeswaran, Thuruvenkadu (Budhan/Mercury), Kezhperumballam ( Kethu/South Lunar Node) & thirunallar ( Sanee/Saturn) on one day.

Second day. Thirunageswaram ( Raghu/North Lunar Node), Alangudi (Guru/Jupiter) & Thingaloor ( Chandran/Moon). - However, if your driving from Tanjore, then better to do Thingaloor on day one before suryanar. - Most of these temples are highly commercialised so there are plenty of information on what and how to complete formalities at locations. Try and visit on working days or non vacation days if you want to cover all in two days. Else the crowd may be too heavy If you like beaches and are visiting only Thirunallar, Neemrana guest house may be a better place to stay than Kumbakonam

Subramanian Ss

Subramanian Ssratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

2 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Religious home

It is a wonderful religious place where one can find all temples of tgheir. Worship. All temples are within reach of any individual. One can reach any temple by auto or taxi. One must visit the temples in kumnbakonam town like siva temples, primal temple. Besides this sone can reach thirunallar(saturn god) 56 km from kbm 1. 30 hours drive one way, darshana will take 30-40 minutes on ordinary days and on saturdays it will take long time. It is better to Bath in the tank near by saturn(sani) temple for those who go for first time . On way back from thrunallar, there is a temple called Badrakaali Amman temple in ambaaharathur on the main road itself where on e can see the Amble. /Kaalin in a very wsonderful form. On tehe way tehre is and ketu)tolgether where pariharam can be done. In and around kumbajkonam you have alaamost all the navagrahaa temples which are a must for anyone to visit atleast once. Staying is easy :lot of guest houses like iyyangar guest house(1000 home stay (1400) plus other hotels andc guest houses . Food: one can visit krishna hotelmess) in kamatshi josxier, it is a small one in a tiled house where foods are cooked in unconventional stove). Idly, dosai of any jkind, pongal, vadai, chappati, parotaa and esp the halwaa is really good and it is very verh affordaable to anyone at that price. I have beent ravelling to Kumbakonam for more than25/30 years almost once in 2 months and I frequent only this mess. Vbesides tehre is murucan cafe where the tiffin is good so also the lunch. Ropom is also good in murugan ghomne stay is a unlovely plave like a star hotel where rooms are cosy and hygiene and you get tiffin and coffee . Every lodge or guest house or hotel have facility to arrange transportation with friendly drivers . Aall guestg house/hotels/lodges have displayed reg Kumbakonam atemples so no one need to bother if they don't know it . Besides all temples near alaangudi tghere is a temkople called. YAMESHWAR(SIVA) WEHICH IS A SMALL TEMPLE IN A NEAR VILLAGE EASILY REACHABLE. THIS PLACVE HAS GOT A. Importance. Herrte lord yama came and informed to lord siva anthat he got fed up witgh his duties of snatching the lives and want to giver up. But lord siva advised him to continue and conferred on yama the easwar title and so lord yama is called yameshwar. Here there is a tank which has auto spring and water is always tghere. One can Bath, take water and placve it be efore the deity and get archana performedd by preiestg and taker it to hom and drink every morning one spoon which will. L give long life and also it helps cure all kinds of disease. There has been many who got it practically redressed their health problems. You haver to visit and see it . Don't miss this when you go to Kumbakonam. On the way back from this tem, ple you can see lord guru also .



8 reviewsPosted 3 years ago


Kumbakonam is in Tamilnadu with Chennai and Tiruchirapalli as the nearest airports. I flew to Chennai and from there drove down to Kumbakonam which is a 6 hours drive. It was drizzling continuously - but the roads are good with enough restaurants on the highway. The last 2 hours were not on highway but on interior road - even they are not bad.
At Kumbakonam the main attractions are the numerous temples for all Gods and Goddesses, the itemised being Kumbeswarar temple, Sarangapani Temple, Ramaswamy temple. My interest was in going to Swamimalai which is one of the 6 temples of Karthikeya. I went to Swamimalai which is 7 kms from Kumbakonam. The temple is beautiful, peaceful and has divine feel. It was raining and hence not much crowd was there. I had a peaceful darshan and went to Uppiliappan Temple nearby. Here MahaVishnu is holding Mahalakshmi on His chest and the pooja is for both of them together. Here again, due to the rains, there was no crowd and I had very peaceful darshan.
The hotels in all these places serve simple food. I was disappointed not finding a typical 'mess' which used to be there 30 years ago, where home-made food will be served and the food taste used to be amazing.
I intend going to this place again to explore each and every temple in this city of temples.
Don't forget to have Panneer Soda and Kumbakonam vetrilai! Also have filter coffee and Ilai chappadu in vegetarian hotels. I had lunch in Venkatramana hotel, where in a board everyday an artist draws some episode from Hindu mythology. Don't miss this also.

Narendra babu

Narendra baburatingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

3 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Super Religious place

Very good place for visiting temples.
There are many temples in & around this place. All temples are excellent in giving us a blessing experience at same time reminds our history. Should & Must place to be visited once.
Don't miss to visit Sarangapani temple, Airavateshwar temple & Thirunageswaram with in this town limit

Mukesh t shah

Mukesh t shahratingratingratingratingratingrating2.9/5

2 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Kumbakonam and Thanjavur

They are basically called as the land of temples. Many temples to be visited are the Navagraha Sthalams. They are scattered within Kumbakonam and nearby towns. To visit these temples you will need a minimum of three to four days depending upon the time you spend at each temple.

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Poornima Ravendran

Poornima Ravendranratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

5 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

Truly holistic experience

Must visit pilgrimage place in south India .. We visited in December month and the climate was awesome ... So many temples in and around Kumbakonam s the best part .. Adhikumbeswarar temple and Mahamagam tank marks a special significance. Plan for two days trip to cover the entire temples .. We visited navagraha temples along with other temples ... It's better to hire a local driver who can help you in reaching temples on time ... From 1 pm to 4 in evening all temples will be closed .. So the best way s to cover long distances from Kumbakonam within that time .. People and the places are too good .. You can have delicious food in and around ... Even small hotel mess serves delicious foods .. After visiting Thirunallar you should return home .. So reserve the last for best .. As we travelled from Hosur via Trichy and Thanjavur we had nice view thorughout the route .. Lush green fields all over .. Don't forget to click pics amidst the spectacular fields .. Don't expect even water droplets in any of the rivers you passby ... That was the only regret during our journey.

Srikanth r ramjee

Srikanth r ramjeeratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

14 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Place having lot of temples

The place is surrounded by a lot of temples. Famous navagraha temples are very much accessible from Kumbakonam. Reach Kumbakonam by taking a overnight train from Chennai. Easily you can cover all 9 navagraha temples in a single day and can come back by overnight train to Chennai. The famous thirukadaiyur temple where sashtiyabdhapurthi is performed (marriage to be performed on completing 60 years by a person) is very near to Kumbakonam. The same marriage is performed at Thiruneelakudi Sivan temple which is 13 kms from Kumbakonam

Sampathkumar Anand

Sampathkumar Anandratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

2 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Kumbakonam - MUST visit

Kumbakonam - around 300 kms from Chennai - is a, must visit place. A temple town and provides access to 100s of temples in 35-40 km radius. Lovely, authentic vegetarian food is available throughout and needless to mention 'degree coffee'.
I encourage all those in search of their roots in sanatana dharma to plan a trip to Kumbakonam, keep sufficient time and immerse in Divine bliss across many temples.
Shaivaite and Vaishnavite followers will be fully blessed with darshan at these temples with each temple having puranic relevance.

Ananth Pranesh

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95 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Town with plenty of temples

Kumbakonam is known for plenty of very old temples. It has not only temples of shiva but also vishnu temples. Temples are huge and the architecture is wonderful. It has chola architecture.
It has a popular pond known as Mahamaham tank. It is believed that a drop of nectar had fallen after the churning of ocean by Gods and Demons.
Here also a Kumb Mela takes place once in 12 years.
Town has plenty of Hotels and Lodges.
South indian food is quite popular and also tasty

Seemrajesh singh

Seemrajesh singhratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

1 reviewPosted 5 years ago


This is hotel in the best facility an best services provided by hotels manager and staff member is also invited to all citizens show in this hotel and tried to all facilities of malls, shopping center food center swimming pools and in this services

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