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Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Thanjavur
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Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery fascinates for its immaculate cascade architecture and numerous historical relics. Seven different sections display artifacts demonstrating the lavish lifestyle of various royal families, and you’ll need different tickets to visit them all. See the mind-blowing Durbar hall--a multi-columned hall painted in vibrant natural colors and ornately decorated from top to bottom. Visit Saraswati library, which holds an extensive collection of books and manuscripts about Indian plants and animals, world atlases, medieval books, and many others. You can also admire intriguing Chola sculptures in bronze and stone, but the real highlight sits near the tower: the massive skeleton of a whale. By using our Thanjavur vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery and other attractions in Thanjavur.
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  • The erstwhile palace houses a gallery to Chola granite Sculpture and Chola bronzes. These precious gems are kept so poorly and in such a shabby manner that beggars description. These are the irreplace...  more »
  • I have never seen a palace in this condition . The musuem , darbar halls .... everything are poorly maintained. Old items are not arranged well . Authorities should take action ASAP and preserve this ...  more »
  • It is more of a museum and art gallery not so much of palace. It has good collections of artifacts like old arts, sculptures, coins, bronze castings, etc. Gives you a glimpse of rich heritage of South...  more »