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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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  • The biggest Chola temple in the South India. Maintained very well by the local Tamil Nadu government. The entry is free. Less crowd during week days.  more »
  • No words to describe . Better to visit early morning (6 to9) or evening( 4 to 7). Very well managed temple . Constructed in AD 1002 by Raja Raja Cholan.  more »
  • Its massive- its immense- its real big. The Brihadeeswara temple is the pinnacle of architecture and engineering. The complete structure is an engineering marvel. The layout of the temple, from the en...  more »
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  • 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 .
  • 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
  • The historic importance of this place speaks for itself. The magnificent architecture stands out open to the sky with pride. Just go and enjoy the views of temple from every angle.
  • This divine sacred holy place is beyond words to describe. In short, this should be on the list of World Wonders. Very powerful deity and just marvellous & incredible architecture.
  • Wonders of the world. It's close to the Railway Station. Bus stop is also close by. Huge temple. Architecture lovers can spend an entire day. Parking is very good. Don't use plastics.