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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 attraction of Thanjavur - The Brahadeshwara Temple, also known as the Big Temple. Built during the reign of the Great Chola emperor, Raja Raja Chola, this temple is an architectural marvel...  more »
  • amazing world wonderful temple in thanjavur and many more historical events in this temple not built in engineers only non education peoples  more »
  • Brihadeeshwara temple is the first granite temple in india and the temple architecture resembles chola king taste.The temple is 1000 year old and is must visiting site.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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.. 😊😇
  • 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.
  • 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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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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