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Brihadeeshwara Temple

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Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
+91 90039 47425
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Private Full-Day Tour of Trichy and Thanjavur from Madurai
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Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
+91 90039 47425
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I must have seen this more than 100 times. Every single time it takes my breath away. Awe-inspiring marvel. A must do for anyone who wishes to see the grandeur of Chola empire. Well maintained by ASI, but needs better toilet facilities with WCs and...More

1  Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful site with superb well preserved stone carvings. An oasis of calm too with some green space within the temple area. One of the must see sites of south India

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come on! We should feel shamed when you look at this supreme structure. It will make us to realize that how shallow we are, to our ancestors. Words are lost..!!

Thank Dossarathy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architectural splendour of Brihadeeshwara temple is excellent. One should to miss the experience.The best time to visit is around 5:00 pm in the evening.

Thank surendra k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful temple, no overcrowding, locals very friendly. Very open no particular can't do this that. Incredible craftsmanship in sculptures and mouldings. A real feel of communion with life and I'm an atheist.

Thank chrisclapham25
Reviewed 1 week ago

A mammoth wonder. If you are in India don't miss it. takes at least two hours. almost all the facilities available. prefer mornings/evenings.

Thank Maran N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple from the Chola period is also known as the Big Temple, with a 62 metre high vimana, making it the tallest in India. Well worth a visit.

Thank Trevor93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went around the time of celebration of 1032 years ofbtje temple. Amazing architecture. Such a vast space. You could just go sit and keep wondering and get amazed by the whole place itself. The one "worth going" place..

Thank Brinda s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning architecture. The Nandi at the entrance is awesome. You will need to walk around bare-footed so a thick pair of socks is advisable as the area around the temple is strewn with rough mud with pebbles. This temple is a must do at sunset!

Thank HIstorylove
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to this temple is a must when visiting Thanjavur. A huge ancient complex that is fascinating to explore.

Thank Les F
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mathews j
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Response from SURYA K | Reviewed this property |
Camera and mobiles are allowed inside the temple. Click room is available inside for laugauge and Chappell at nominal charge. Tanjavur museum is @ 1 km distance from temple. worth to watch. so after temple visit go there and... More
27 August 2017|
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Response from abhik_fe | Reviewed this property |
To be honest road condition is very good. Trichy to tanjore superb. You can reach by one and half hour. But inside city traffic is a concern in certain places not everywhere. Now it all depends on how you travel and what... More
Prashanth R
27 July 2017|
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Response from sridharml007 | Reviewed this property |
From the old bus stand is one km which is located in the heart of the city.from the new bus stand roughly 5kms away.new bus stand to old bus stand you can go by town bus which is frequently available that goes very close to... More