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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 2 days ago

Must see attraction at Thanjavur. such a huge construction, even the idol itself is around 30ft. This temple is around 170ft tall. The premises are well maintained. To have a clear photo try the right corner near Amma temple. It will be better to have...More

Thank Ajithsarma
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple complex is about 60 km from Trichy.The has been built by The Chola King Rajaraja-1.There are lots of architectural marvels and sculptures.This is also a must see place when visiting Trichy.

Thank Priyanath M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thanjavur is situated almost 320 km to the south of Chennai and about 50 km away from tiruchirapally(trichy). Distance between trichy to Bangalore is almost 400 Km. There is direct train from Bangalore, 1632 Mailaduturai Express (SBC-18:15 pm) reaches thanjavur via trichy in early morning...More

Thank Ami_ek_jajabar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple has been located in the heart of Thanjavur City and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known for architectural excellence, it was built during the Chola dynasty. The great Shiva idol and Nandhi are delightful for the viewers. The shadow of the temple will not...More

Thank 225balasubramanians
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most ancient and magnificent temples of India, Brihadeeswara temple should be considered as one of the Wonders of the World. The temple is a living example of the extraordinary and unique kingdom of Cholas who had Tanjore as the capital. You need...More

Thank r_aadhirai66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone goes gaga over the Taj (and yes yes, it's unique and lovely and all that), but this is my idea of what captures the beauty and glory of ancient India best. Read up before you visit *and* get a guide when there. There's so...More

Thank Lakshana K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many curious thoughts and questions pop up in our minds when you think about ,talk or visit such a magnificent temple. This place was ruled by the Great Raj Raja Chola. The method of construction of this great temple is a great mystery to the...More

1  Thank Girija M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a proud tanjorean who live far away yet never forget to visit this world heritage Centre. Best time in the morning or late evening.

Thank A1krish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is archeological marvel. Please read about the temple history before you visit. If you are aware of the history of the temple you will not be able understand the magnitude of the workmanship and planning. If you are not aware of the history please...More

Thank Magesh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Architectural marvel with the main gopuram built of interlocking technique. This just shows how advanced the architects were even in those ages. It is also a rare sight to see statues of Varuna (the God of Water), Rahu (Dragon's head) as well as the...More

Thank Sandeep S
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mathews j
11 September 2017|
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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