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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  • Amazing architecture and art work. Unbelievable engineering behind the construction of the temple which centuries old and still standing young. Best to visit during the morning or evening. Temple has ...  more »
  • Thanjavur is the seat of culture especially for dance and music. We got to witness live music and dance concerts in the prakaram and it was very enjoyable. Temple is huge and we had a wonderful darsha...  more »
  • This is a significant Hindu temple that offeres powerful spiritual meaning, but it was spoiled by the presence of motorbikes within the gates of the temple compound. It was hard to get a moment's peac...  more »
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  • More than 1000 years old temple is great treat for those who love the architecture. It is located in the centre of the city. Everything here is humongous in size be it size of Nandi or Temple . There are many beautiful Murals on the wall and roof. Also one can see many old inscriptions on the pillars and walls. The place is neat, clean and well maintained. Visiting in the morning or evening is best time.
  • Amazing temple with great architectural beauty. One of the UNESCO world Heritage site. The top part of the gopura is made of a single stone. Historians have never understood how it was kept there. Truly an architectural wonder.
  • I have been here several times 10 years ago and then again now in 2017, it still is mesmerizing as before. well maintained and clean. One must spend a good length of time to appreciate the history and architecture of this place. Each pillar or wall screams out a story. Please buy the dancing maiden dolls to help and support the local craft when you visit the temple.
  • Excellent experience. Millennium old structure, one of the tallest in the world for many centuries, still proudly proclaiming the vision, skill and genius of many. Lot of space to walk around. The evenings during dance festivals are heavenly. You can not the describe the ambience in words.
  • Blissful experience. One must see the Lord Shiva and nandhi statue in this Brahadeeswarar temple at least once in their life time. Well maintained lawn. In the entrance, you will find the cloak room and footwear stand. It is the biggest temple in South India. Do visit and have great experience.
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