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. Plan your Brihadeeshwara Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Thanjavur using our Thanjavur itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Early morning visit is recommended to see the Architectural Marvel in a quiet atmosphere. A treat to photography lovers on capturing the shades and proportions of the temple. Must a visit.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    First of all: avoid the hottest hours in summer. Despite the runners of string parts to do on the pavement: it's like walking on hot coals. For the rest certainly deserves a visit. Quite large and very frequented, is the best example of religious art Chola. Interesting reliefs about dances and with accompanying explanations.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visit this temple before 7 am to have an amazing view. One of the greatest temples that I have visited. If you are a photographer always go there before 8 pm. There are many locations for photography....  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    One the wow UNESCO world Heritage monument. Big temple has simply outstanding architecture and design it's is mesmerizing to see even after these many years. Uniquely built temple doesn't allow shadow of temple to reach ground. Overall a great place to visit and feel the greatness of Indian historic places.
  • June 8, 2017
    One of the Architecture Marvell of India. It can widen your imagination. One of the UNESCO monument in Tamil Nadu. The place is well maintained and mostly its crowded. Evening 4'o clock to 6.30 is the best time to visit, you can see the ray light as well night lighting during this time .
  • July 13, 2017
    The shadow doesn't touch the ground story is not just a story.. it actually doesn't touch the ground.. Hindu Architecture at its best.. A marvel in itself.. 😊😇
  • June 29, 2017
    A very beautiful and huge temple with wonderful architecture. This is one of the largest temple in India. Very well maintained. Must place to visit.
  • June 9, 2017
    One of the wonders of the bygone era Great example of architecture of bygone era's.... Should be a very big temple I feel.Id Indian government should to more excavation work I think they would be able to find a lot bigger temple... Hope the archaeological people do something here

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