Floohoo Travels Offer you the best Kumbakonam Holiday Tour Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. Kumbakonam is a town that takes its name from the kumbha, or pot, alluding to a mythical pot and traces its history to the Sangam period in Tamil history and was an important capital of the Medieval Chola dynasty between the 7th and 9th centuries AD. Bound by the Kaveri River to the north and Arasalar River to the south, Kumbakonam is known as a "temple town" for its plethora of temples and monasteries or ‘mathas’. The Mahamaham festival, when pilgrims take a dip in the trapezoidal Mahamaham tank, attracts people from all over the globe.