Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur

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Part of a World Heritage Site, Brihadeeshwara Temple boasts a 66 m (216 ft) tall structure dating back to the 10th century. The attraction holds the title as the world's tallest temple tower and features numerous murals, frescos, and statues, which add to the overall visual appeal of this elaborately decorated site. Consider visiting with a guide who can help you better understand the history of the temple and its works of art. Take the guesswork out of planning a Thanjavur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Place is always awe inspiring. Read balakumaran udayar and then visit for an even more amazing experience from historical, architectural and management perspective.  more »
  • The 10th century temple: called the 'big temple'. It is the largest dedicated to Shiva. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage. It is at the center of a large courtyard and surrounded by high walls. It is 66 meters high, hundreds of signs carved into the rock blonde describe the 'life' of the gods. Impressive rows of columns with capitals representing lions. Another Shrine on the right side (back) is dedicated to Parvati the wife of Shiva with beautiful frescoes of the 16th century. To visit without fail! In addition, it is free
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  • What to say, the best one in South India. Marvelous chola architecture. Green, well maintained. Neat. Visit during early morning or evening, really wonderful. Lighting arrangements are superb  more »
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  • One of the great Majestic temple. You will feel to be in a heavily place when you are inside the temple. Visiting makes the difference than seeing photos. Go with families and friends for the real enjoyment. Once you visit there then you can imagine the glory of the Chola dynasty. Must visit place.
  • Wonderful temple. Mindblowing... You can see the rich heritage and great works men ship... Best time to visit is after 4pm you can enjoy the sunset and breeze... Really good atmosphere..
  • Thanjavur and its big temple may be worth a visit to the meticulous travelers but not to the fast touring ones. The temple although impressive is not really attractive. It lacks elegance and some sort of religious or spiritual aura, (well I confess I'm neither Indian nor Hindu). But it's a friendly place with a casual atmosphere. Don't miss out the walk to the beautiful river that borders this site and see the ghats with the monuments in the background.
  • We must see atleast once in our life.... Nowadays no government dare to invest money to built big temples. That time why the king had needed to built The Big temple it is really great thing. We should must see this template in our whole life.... It's really wonder.
  • Marvelous place.. The might of the temple is just amazing.. Calm atmosphere.. The surroundings is well maintained.. Main pilgrim destination in Tamil Nadu.. paid parking space is available.. Accommodation is also available near by

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Where to stay in Thanjavur

You can find a broad range of accommodation in Thanjavur, mostly along its main streets and near the Grand Anicut canal. A couple of budget-friendly and mid range places are scattered in the vicinity of the bus station, while 4-star hotels lie all over town, some boasting quality restaurants and pool areas.
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