Kumbakonam is also spelt as Coombaconum in the records of British India. It is a town and a special grade municipality in the Thanjavur district in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 40 km (25 mi) from Thanjavur and 273 km (170 mi) from Chennai and is the headquarters of the Kumbakonam taluk of Thanjavur district. The town is bounded by two rivers, the Kaveri River to the north and Arasalar River to the south. According to the 2011 census, Kumbakonam has a population of 140,113 and has a strong Hindu majority, but it also has sizeable Muslim and Christian populations.
Kumbakonam dates back to the Sangam period and was ruled by the Early Cholas, Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, later Cholas, Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks and the Thanjavur Marathas. It rose to be a prominent city between the 7th and 9th centuries AD, when it served as a capital of the Medieval Cholas. The town reached the zenith of its prosperity during the British Raj when it was a prominent centre of European education and Hindu culture; and it acquired the cultural name, the \"Cambridge of South India\". In 1866, Kumbakonam was officially constituted as a municipality, which today comprises 45 wards, making it the second largest municipality in Thanjavur district.
Kumbakonam is known as the \"temple town\" due to the prevalence of a number of temples here and is noted for its Mahamaham festival, which attracts people from all over the globe. The main products produced are brass, bronze, copper and lead vessels, silk and cotton cloths, pottery, sugar, indigo and rice.
Kerala Family Tour
Duration : 8 Night / 9 Days
This tour is ideal for families taking vacation to Kerala .
Tour starting from: Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
Tour ending at: Cochin (Ernakulam)
This Kerala tour package covers approximately 1200km in 9days.
SAJ Vagamon Hideout is located in Vagamon, Kerala, one hour away from Kottayam town, about 3000 feet above sea level up the majestic Western Ghats. Known for its salubrious climate year round. Vagamon is carpeted in misty meadows, gurgling rivulets, tea gardens and bordered by forests. A lazy, slow, sleepy town devoid of the rush and bustle of a tourist destination. Vagamon\'s essential laid back atmosphere characterizes the SAJ Vagamon Hideout, a resort unique on its own.
The SAJ Vagamon Hideout was built to de-stress. Everything you do at this 15 Acre property set in an idyllic location amidst an organic tea plantation is about doing nothing on a holiday or doing anything as you please. A nature lover\'s paradise, in the quietude of a starry night, chirping crickets and croaking frogs tune in the distance while glow worms light up on flight, taking you far away from the din and bustle of city life.
At SAJ Vagamon Hideout, what sets us apart is we don\'t have timings to wake you up. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served at your time and as per your menu plan. The kitchen is yours to cook that special dish for that special occasion. Resort activities displayed on the notice board are left at your mercy to entertain yourself or stay away from. In short, your holiday is entirely at your choice!
Thankfully, you would also be excused if you forget your wallet! For all reservations at SAJ Vagamon Hideout. We finish matters relating to money long before you step in, so that perhaps for a few days, you will have a holiday that is a real escape from your yesterday.
Arattupuzha is a village located near Puthukkad in Thrissur district of Kerala in southern India, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of the town of Thrissur.Located on the banks of the Karuvannur river, it is home to the annual Arattupuzha Pooram that stages the grand spectacle of scores of caparisoned elephants lined up in a row to the accompaniment of ethnic percussion concerts.Firework displays are put on. The Arattupuzha Temple (also known as the Sree Sastha Temple) is situated at Arattupuzha. The antiquity of this temple dates back to 3000 years.