Kumbakonam is a town in the Thanjavur district in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. During the British rule in India, Kumbakonam was called “the Cambridge of South India” as it was the centre of Hindu culture and European education. Kumbakonam is famed as the town of temples, as it has many Hindu temples. Many of these are ancient, built before hundreds of years, while others are relatively new. The city also has many other historical landmarks.