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Old 27th September 2017, 10:04   #136
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We are planning a 3 day trip covering most of these places in the coming long weekend.



Day 1 - Bangalore - Trichy (Ranganathaswamy) - Tanjore(Brihadeeswara) - Trichy(halt)

Day 2 - Trichy - Kumbakonam temples (halt)

Day 3 - Kumbakonam - Nerur - Bangalore



1. Please suggest if this plan is feasible in terms of the time available and the best routing

2. What are the stay options available in these places mentioned (for 10 adults)

Any reason you want to come back to trichy at end of day 1? You can stay in Tanjore itself. Will save lots of time next day. Check Hotel Annamalai in Tanjore. Or Parisutham.

Also Kumbakonam temples is too broad a description. Have you decided what all temples ? Depending on that you can stay in Tanjore itself for day two as well.
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Any reason you want to come back to trichy at end of day 1? You can stay in Tanjore itself. Will save lots of time next day. Check Hotel Annamalai in Tanjore. Or Parisutham.

Also Kumbakonam temples is too broad a description. Have you decided what all temples ? Depending on that you can stay in Tanjore itself for day two as well.
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I don't see any reason to return to Trichy on Day-1 because your next destination is Kumbakonam and temples.

I strongly suggest you to make a wish list of temples you plan to see. There are hundreds of temples around Kumbakonam.

Also, in your return journey unless you have any specific reason to goto Nerur near Karur which is in opposite direction, you can take standard Kumbakonam-Jayankondam-Vridhachalam-Attur-Salem-Bangalore route.

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We are planning a 3 day trip covering most of these places in the coming long weekend.
1. Please suggest if this plan is feasible in terms of the time available and the best routing
2. What are the stay options available in these places mentioned (for 10 adults)
Is it the first time you are heading out there? Because as others mentioned you have an infinity set of temples to cover which you cannot. You have to list it out and plan by time depending on temple timings.

Again dont come back to Trichy. Stay in Tanjore.

Trichy : Srirangam, Rock Fort, Thiruvanai Kovil
Tanjore : Brahadeesshwar temple
Kumbakonam: Ha! I cannot list. The space is to few !

Jokes apart depending on days you have to chose. What I can suggest:

Kumbeshwar, Sarangapani, Thirunageshwaram, Upiliappan, Swamimalai etc. (Not to mention others in the Navagraha circuit apart from Thirunageshwaram)
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Again dont come back to Trichy. Stay in Tanjore.
Thanks Ampere, we took the cue. So we did make this circuit with our two EcoSports albeit with some re-routing on the go.

Total Kms logged - 1240

Day 1 - Bangalore - Karur - Nerur -
Sadasiva Brahmendra Adishtanam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadasiva_Brahmendra)
A beautiful tranquil location in the midst of paddy fields near cauvery.
Had lunch nearby at an ancestral home converted by an NRI doctor into a trust running a guest house with stay options. Contact the temple for information.

Nerur - Tanjavur -
Visited the Big Temple - Brihadeeshwara

Tanjavur - Kumbakonam -
Overnight stay at - Sri Sankara Residency-
A really neat and comfortable stay option especially for groups (http://www.sankararesidency.com/)

Day 2 - Kumbakonam Navagraha temples circuit-
Covered all the temples except for Sun, Moon, Sukra
Overnight stay at the same place

Day 3 - Kumbakonam - Thiruvaiyaru - Blr
Covered moon temple and Saint Tyagaraja Adistanam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiruvaiyaru)
A beautiful place in the banks of river Cauvery

We returned late evening on day 3 after a dinner stop at Hosur. Overall a great trip with families to some of the most popular and remote places in the same run.
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We returned late evening on day 3 after a dinner stop at Hosur. Overall a great trip with families to some of the most popular and remote places in the same run.
Nice! Nerur seems to be worth a visit.

See we all told you, Trichy/Kumbhakonam is an infinite temple belt. There still lies a big list to cover!

Surprised you could not cover Suryanaar and Kanjanur on that day. By the time you finish Alangudi, Thirunallar, Keezhaperumpallam, Thiruvengadu and Vaitheshwaran Kovil it would be late noon/evening. Then by evening you can finish Suryanaar/Kanjanur and Thirunageshwarm (Upilliappan also if you want as its close to Rahu sthalam). Then when you head back you can do Thingaloor (Moon) on the way.

But then of course it depends on the amount of time you spend at each of these temples. There is always a next time to drive!
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See we all told you, Trichy/Kumbhakonam is an infinite temple belt. There still lies a big list to cover!
Here is the proof

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...2700000002&z=5

Just zoom in to get astonished. Mostly in Tamil Nadu and particularly in Kumbakonam and Tanjore/Trichy districts.

-Ravi

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