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Thanjavur Attractions
- Brihadeshwara Temple
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Thanjavur Tours

ThanjavurWelcome to the ethnical city of India Thanjavur. If you want to engulf the tradition and culture of Southern India, you should book your Thanjavur Tours with us. The charismatic city of Thanjavur is the capital of mighty Cholas for centuries. Therefore it is only natural that the city has remained the focal point of cultural movement and activities in the peninsular India. As you visit this city you will be able to witness the magnificent art culture and thus take back home wonderful memories of your whole trip.

With your Thanjavur Tour visit the royal city of the Cholas, Nayaks and the Mahrattas. And get bewildered by the grand heritage and is renowned for the same across the globe. This is the place of the center of knowledge and culture which also has reached its zenith between the 10th and 14th centuries under the reign of the Cholas. A visit to this place will definitely let you realize the mystical magic which is spread all over the city. So with us book your Thanjavur Tour and realize that even today in the era of technology the graveness of classical arts and music still has its impact in the heart and minds of the people.

Major Attraction of Your Thanjavur Tours:

The Shrine of Sri Subramanya:
This is a 7th century shrine of Sri Subramanya and is often referred to as an exquisite piece of decorative architecture to be found in the country. Visit this place while on your Thanjavur Tour and marvel at the perfect gem of carved stonework with delicate and elaborate patterns. Built in Dravidian temple architectural style, this temple consists of a 55 ft high tower, raced on a 45 sq ft base. The portraits of the Mahratta rulers adorn the walls of the pillared Manadapam.

The Shrine of Ganapati:
This magnificent place belongs to the time of Sarfoji II and enshrines seven images of Ganapati set up by Rajaraha Chola. 2 of the images are in the dancing posture, 3 are seated comfortably while the other 2 are just standing. Visit this place is get amazed by the architectural grandeur.

The Shrine of Chandeeswara:
This fascinating shrine was built in the honor of Chandeeswara, one of the 63 Saiva saints, who was made the chief of Saiva devotees by Lord Shiva. He is believed to be the manager of the temple and it was considered mandatory to appear at the Chandeeswara shrine before leaving the temple premises and clap one's hands evidently to satisfy the God that no one is taking away any temple property with him.

Thanjavur Palace:
This magnificent place is another must visit while on your Thanjavur Tour. This place was built by the Nayaks in 1550 and partly by the Marathas. Visit this place and marvel at the gigantic halls, spacious corridors, observation and arsenal towers and a shady courtyard. This palace houses a library, a museum and an art gallery.

Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort:
Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort built by great Chola king in the 10th century AD. It is an exceptional example of Chola architecture and is listed in world heritage. The temple is capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite block weighing 80 tons which was taken to the top by being pulled on an inclined ramp 6 km. long, a technique used by pyramid builders of Egypt. The temple has been the centre of continuous worship for over thousand years. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple.

Thanjavur Palace & Museum:
The 16th palace near the temple is a vast building of masonry built partly by the Nayakas and partly by the Maratha. Two of the palace towers, the Armoury and the observation tower are visible from all areas of the city. The palace houses an art gallery, a library and a hall of music.

Dravid Temple - Thanjavur Art Gallery:
If you love art you must definitely visit this place on your Thanjavur Tour. The art gallery occupies the Nayak Durbar Hall. It has a superb collection of Chola bronze statues from the 9th to 12th centuries.

Saraswathi Mahal Library:
The Saraswathi mahal Library is next door to the gallery. Over 30,000 Indian and European manuscripts written on palm leaves and paper are preserved in the Saraswathi Mahal Library.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is at Trichy (65-km).

By Rail: There is a railway junction in Thanjavur. It is well connected with Trichy, Chennai, Madurai and Nagore.

By Road: Thanjavur is well connected by road with all the major towns and cities in Tamil Nadu and also with Kochi, Ernakulam, and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Bangalore in Karnataka. There are regular bus services for visiting all the places of interest in and around Thanjavur.

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