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kumbhakonam

INTRODUCTION

Kumbakonam is a town in the Thanjavur district in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. During the British rule in India, Kumbakonam was called “the Cambridge of South India” as it was the centre of Hindu culture and European education.

ATTRACTIONS

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

Kumbakonam is famed as the town of temples, as it has many Hindu temples. Many of these are ancient, built before hundreds of years, while others are relatively new. The city also has many other historical landmarks. Some of the popular temples and places to visit in Kumbakonam are:

FESTIVALS

Kumbakonam, being the town of temples, is popular for its traditional temple festivals. Many Hindu festivals are also grandly celebrated in temples, where people gather during these festivals to offer their prayers, seek blessings and celebrate. Some major festivals in the city are:

SHOPPING

Kumbakonam also has a colourful shopping scene, with many markets and some malls too. The popular things to buy from Kumbakonam include – beautiful metal idols of Gods, Handicraft items, Silk sarees, and temple jewellery. Some shopping spots to check out in the city are:

FOOD

Kumbakonam’s food mostly consists of dishes from Tamil Nadu’s cuisine. The city is especially famous for tiffin items like Vada and Bajji (fritters) – specifically Vazhaikkai Bajji (raw plantain fritters), Idli (steamed rice cakes), Dosa (rice batter crepes) and filter coffee – a special coffee that is popular all over Tamil Nadu.

RESTAURANTS

Some good restaurants in Kumbakonam to try these foods and many more specialties are:

HOTELS

Some of the best places for a comfortable stay in Kumbakonam (ranging from affordable to luxury) are:

Luxury/High-end –

Affordable –

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Kumbakonam city STD Code – 0435 (to be used before dialling numbers from a number that is not locally registered).

Common emergency numbers:

LANGUAGE

Tamil is the most spoken language in kumbakonam. But, languages like Telugu, Marathi and Kannada are spoken as well.

Tamil:

Marathi:

Telugu:

Kannada: