Kumbakonam is called as temple town because of the large number of temples within the town and the nearby areas.
It is a very peaceful city and the festival of Mahamaham is celebrated every 12 years at the Mahamaham tank in Kumbakonam.
The town is known for its temples, intricately carved panchaloha idols, exquisite brass wares especially lamps, silk and betel leaves.
Kumbakonam is the headquarters of Kumbakonam Taluk. It is located 40km from Thanjavur and 273Km from Chennai. Kumbakonam is the heart of Thanjavur district.