TNSTC kumbakonam Services via Gangaikondacholapuram
Route : Ariyalur to Chidambaram
Regn : TN 45 N 2837
Depot : Ariyallur
Via :- V.kaikatty , jeyamkondam, pappakudi , kattumannargudi..
It is situated in the Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
The great temple of Siva is next only to the Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur in its monumental nature & surpasses it in sculptural quality. The Gangaikondaan temple is an architectural & engineering marvel.
This temple was built during medieval india & was erected as the capital of the Cholas by Rajendra Chola I, the
son & successor of Rajaraja Chola, the great Chola who conquered a large area in South India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Sumatra, Kadaram (Kedah in Malaysia), Cambodia and others at the beginning of the 11th century A.D.
It occupies an important place in the history of India. As the capital of the Cholas from about 1025 A.D. for about 250 years, the city controlled the affairs of entire southern India, from the Tungabhadra in the north to Ceylon in the south and other south east Asian countries.