7 Reasons I will Travel to Temple Town Kumbakonam Again and Again in My Life

#1. Colourful Sunrise

If you are a early riser like me, I am sure you would love morning sunrise in this calm colourful town. I don’t know what time the house ladies had to wake up to draw such beautiful art rangolis in front of their houses. Ah, What a sight. Even though I grew up in small town, I never had seen entire town bathed in colours. Definitely I am coming back for Ms/Mrs. Rangoli.

Colourful street in Rangoli

#2. Kumbakonam Coffee

The temple town is also famous for its aromatic coffee, served usually in Bronze cups or a silver ones like this. Me and my hubby used to travel 10kms from centre town to “Only coffee” restaurant, where we liked to have our first cup coffee and breakfast. 

Kumbakonam Coffee

Although, their other branch is in main town Kumbakonam, we love to go quite far enjoying the scenery along the way.

Scenic ride on the way for breakfast

#3. Eat all you want, Not just coffee

Almost everyday we used to go “Only coffee” near Thirupuvanam for coffee and meals. We have fallen in love with the ambience, cleanliness and the friendly staffs. You will get all kinds of vegetarian breakfast food items with any sweet of the day. And for lunch, complete meals thali served in banana leaves. Awesome the experience was. If I am to go back to Kumbakonam, the best place I would choose to eat and hangout would be “only Coffee”. 

Eat tiffin Rava Upma in Kumbakonam
Rava Upma with Sweet pongal in “Only Coffee” Restaurant, Kumbakonam

Hotel Pandian is Non-Vegetarians’ delight. It is my favourite eat out place for non-veg and I felt totally home. I prefer eating dinner all day here, try out all their non-veg specialities.

Egg Kothu Parotta in Hotel Pandian, Non -Veg hotel in Kumbakonam
Egg Kothu Parotta in Hotel Pandian

Bonus – Where to eat in Kumbakonam

#4. Green Skirts all over the town

I am a Nature lover, I have experienced vast lands, landscapes, wide scenery parks in my travel around India, outskirts of london, Scotland etc., But, Kumbakonam stole my heart with the endless rich agri land and lush green skirts as far as my eyes could see. 

The Best of Kumbakonam

#5. Lily Ponds and Rivers Connecting People and culture

You may have seen many lakes and ponds where you live and travel. I am living in one such city, Bangalore, a city full of thousands of lakes. But, in Kumbakonam you could see thousands of lily ponds in and around the town. Beauty Untouched.

lily Ponds in Kumbakonam

Rivers in Kumbakonam

#6. My Love for Temples

As much as I love nature, I am fond of temple architecture. That’s one of the reason we chose our long vacation in Kumbakonam, because its called “Temple Town”. In our 2 yrs of travel together, we have been to many famous temples, UNESCO Heritage Sites, Hoysala Architecture etc.,

Kumbakonam temples are breathtakingly beautiful.

GangaiKondaCholapuram, UNESCO Heritage site, Kumbakonam
View of GangaiKondaCholapuram, UNESCO Heritage site

Of all the temples I have visited, of all the temples I have marvelled in and around Kumbakonam, one temple holds very special place in my memory ie. Tirubuvanam. I am definitely re-visiting this place not only for this marvellous temple, but also to explore the famous handloom silk sarees.

Tirubuvanam Temple in Kumbakonam
Kampahareswarar Temple, Tirubuvanam

#7. Cheap Stay In Kumbakonam to travel other cities

Hotel rates are very moderate even during peak season time, from my two time experience in same year 2017. During Mahamaham Festival, we stayed in Poppys SET Residency, which was by far the best compare to our December stay in various hotels. Well, you might find the bookings are full during the season time but the rates remain moderate. Kumbakonam is the best choice for anyone planning for long vacation without hurting the pocket and take tour of other nearby cities. Cities like Trichy, Tanjore, Chidambaram are not only costlier with limited choices but also the travel distance to nearby cities are quite time taking. Anytime I am planning for a trip to any of these cities, I am coming back to stay only in Kumbakonam.

Mannargudi Temple Elephant
The Cute Temple Elephant – in Our trip to Rajagopalaswamy Temple, Mannargudi

I suggest you to visit Kumbakonam by own vehicle instead of public transport, so you could see what I have fallen love with. Kumbakonam is the perfect getaway place for family vacation, Holy trip, nature loving couples and lovers, with many hangout places like UNESCO heritage sites, theatres, water dams, riverside lush green picnic spots, eat-outs and restaurants. 



2 Replies to “7 Reasons I will Travel to Temple Town Kumbakonam Again and Again in My Life”

  1. Super Renu.Surely will visit these places…

    1. I am sure you will love the entire town Hema..

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