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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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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  • Big palace but not maintained well. Entry fee is charged for all the attractions like museum, art gallery, darbar hall , visual show . Or u can go for a consolidate ticket@ Rs 50 per head.  more »
  • A very old Palace converted to Museum. Could be better maintained. There is a nominal fees. Nice historic place. There is a documentary showing about history, tourism etc of Thanjavur. The old arts, S...  more »
  • Badly managed place, almost doesn't seem like a palace. The darbar hall was great but the floors and surroundings are dusty, worn out and stinking. Although I had paid full entrance fees to visit all ...  more »