After driving with rains at Kudremukh and Wayanad, I decided to visit some places of historical and archeological importance. Hence, decided to visit the 3 great temples built by the Great Chola Kings. The Big Temple at Tanjore, Airavadeswara temple at Darasuram, Bragadeeswara temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Along with this, I decided to cover couple of more places and hence decided to headquarter at Kumbakonam and visit all. The Plan Trip was planned from 10th Aug to 12th Aug. I decided to headquarter at Kumbakonam and booked my rooms at Hotel Athithyaa (It is decent). Plan was to cover Tanjore, Darasuram, Thirubuvanam, Gangai konda cholapuram, Tharangambadi (Tranquebar). Fortunately, we covered all the places and additionally we visited few more temples too. The Execution - Day 1 We started early from Chennai on Friday (10th Aug 2012) around 6 AM. I decided on the route Chennai-Ulundurpet-Vridhachalam-Jayamkondam-Kumbakonam. By 8.15, we reached A2B at Ulundurpet. We had our breakfast here and continued the journey. On the way, we visited the Sri Mushnam temple which is around 15 kms from Virudhachalam. Finally, we reached our hotel at Kumbakonam at 1 PM. Some shots taken on the way to Kumbakonam Excellent SH from Virudachalam to Jayankondam My Linea over the newly constructed bridge over River Cauvery Dried up River Cauvery After refreshing briefly, we started to Tanjore. We had our lunch at Papanasam on the way. South Indian meals costed Rs. 35 here and it was awesome. After enjoying the food we continued to drive to Tanjore and reached the Big temple by 4.30PM.