Kumbakonam, also spelt as Coombaconum in the records of British India, is a town and a special grade municipality in the Thanjavur district in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town reached the zenith of its prosperity during the British Raj when it was a prominent centre of European education and Hindu culture, and it acquired the cultural name, the "Cambridge of South India". Kumbakonam is known as the "temple town" due to the prevalence of a number of temples here and is noted for its Mahamaham festival which attracts people from all over the globe. The main products produced are brass, bronze, copper and lead vessels, silk and cotton cloths, pottery, sugar, indigo and rice. The artistic excellence and the architectural specialties are indescribable. They attract not only the pilgrims from within the country but also an exodus of tourists from abroad.
There are many affluent Hotels in Kumbakonam. Paradise Resort is the place a tourist would want to head for a luxurious stay. India’s traditional therapeutic treatment Ayurveda assorted with the ancient palace will give you physically as well as mentally rejuvenation. Mantha Veppathur is just walk able distance from the centre of the city market having 35 guest rooms with Vegetarian restaurant. It is ideal for budget travelers. It is very close to the railway station and is built on Tamil nadu architectural style.
The hotels in Kumbakonam serve the purpose of fulfilling the devotee’s needs and comforts. They help make the holy pilgrimage better and the pilgrims want to visit back.