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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  • I have seen pictures and write ups about this temple. But when seen in person, it looks awesome. The stories of how the Crown of the temple weighing about 80 tonnes was ramped up to the top makes it a...  more »
  • The big temple or brideshwara temple located in Tanjore is something you cannot miss ..a impressive architecture built by raja chola which beautiful figures and shiva lingam and Nandi everywhere !!! W...  more »
  • Visited the Brihadeeshwara Temple with my wife, would be the best temple visit so far in India for me. Looking at the workmanship for these builders was inspiring for what was done 100’s for years ago...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The sheer grandeur of this temple is unmatchable. Words can't describe how you will feel when you stand close to the main shrine. Its an architectural & sculptural marvel. Beautiful place. Kindly visit if you are an admirer of art & culture.
  • Astounding architectural excellence, a must see in history lover's list. The entry alone gives the chills on seeing the magnificent structure before. The specialities include shadow casted on self and never falls down. Well maintained grass around eases walk on a sunny day. Still the crowd wonders about how the top was transported to that height, being a monolith
  • One who visits tanjore must visit this Temple, also doesn't take much time to reach here. The architect is marvellous one will be amazed to see how they would have built this 1000years ago, really we should be proud of our ancestors. One thing I doesn't like is people treat this place had tourist place not a temple everyone.

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