Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

4.9
Must see · Architectural Building · Religious Site
Part of a World Heritage Site, Brihadeeswara 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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  • Extraordinary temple possibly cannot be replicated today even with modern construction equipment. To place an 80 ton granite atop a 216ft temple is an achievement unsurpassable  more »
  • The best place to visit in southern India is the big temple known brahadeeswarar Temple which is an architect amusement. Built by chola dynasty.  more »
  • It's a beautiful place and astonishing architecture marvel and no one should miss the place to visit if you ever cross Thanjavur  more »
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  • Just WOW... This is place is huge and the architecture is amazing. One can spend many hours if you love architecture, designs, and art. You will all the information in Google yet a guide can tell you more details about anything and everything about the construction. There is no tickets or entrance fees, except for keeping the shoes which is just 3 rs. The entire place is kept very neat and clean. The preferable time to visit in a day is early morning or evenings.
  • A great place. The temple reflects the richness of an erstwhile mighty kingdom. Spread across a huge area, the temple complex include several small shrines dedicated to many deities in addition to the main shrine. Cloak room is available
  • PLEASE GO &ENJOY WHETHER IT MAY BE SPIRITUAL OR TIME PASS WITH FAMILY WITH KIDS /FRIENDS. What a BEAUTIFUL CONSTRUCTION. SEEING IS BELIEVING. AMAZING & WONDERFUL.
  • Very big temple, beautiful temple. You can spend one full day just by looking at the carvings, statues and creating stories around it. The architecture of the temple is so beautiful and amazing that you will be awestruck by it. Please read the history of the temple before you visit. The best time to be in the temple and to click photos is early morning 5.30 am.
  • Humble request. Let it be a devotional place and not a tourist spot. People come only for fun here instead of praying. Overall it has been maintained well.

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