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