Kumbakonam is the temple city of South India situated in Thanjavur
district of Tamil Nadu. The city is famous for the Mahamaham
festival that is celebrated once in 12 years in the Mahamaham
tank located in the heart of it. The town has also been well
- known for its prestigious educational institutions which
have turned out eminent stalwarts in diverse spheres. The
town is famous for brass vessels. It is primarily a market
town for the predominantly agriculture based villages surrounding
it. Betel leaves are cultivated more in Kumbakonam since it
is also called as Kumbakonam Vettrilai (in Tamil).
is a busy, dusty commercial centre, nestled along the Cauvery
River some 37 Kms northeast of Thanjavur. There are many tourist places to visit in Kumbakonam. Dozens of temples
are scattered around the town and this is a good base to visit
the superb Chola temples nearby, or to head east to the coastal
towns of the Cauvery Delta.
For a pleasant stay there are numerous Kumbakonam hotels, cottages, restaurants, service apartments, resorts and guest house available ranging from budget to Luxurious.