Kumbakonam is one of the oldest towns of South India. Kumbakonam is a town in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. Kumbakonam, the famous temple – town of South India, is picturesquely located amidst the two rivers,”River Cauvery" on the north and "River Arasalar" on the south.
Kumbakonam is famous for its Mahamaham festival. This festival is celebrated every 12 years at the Mahamaham Tank. In the 7th Century Kumbakonam was the Capital of Chola Kings. Kumbakonam is an agricultural trading center in an area known for its rice and betel leaves.
Kumbakonam is the second bigger town in Thanjavur District. It is just 51/2 hours drive from Madras and 21/2 hours from Trichy, and is well-connected with all towns & cities by Road & Rail. The nearest Airport is Trichy – 95 km.