Gangaikonda Cholapuram

The Great Chola temple was built at Gangaikonda Cholapuram in the 11th century by Rajendra. It perhaps is second only to the Brihadeeswara temple at Thanjavur. True to all Chola temples the Sculptures are superb and the temple is a jewel. Rajendra Chola built this temple after he had succeeded in bringing the Ganges water to his capital.