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. To visit Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery on your trip to Thanjavur, use our Thanjavur route planner .
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  • The palace as such can't be compared with the ones of North India, but the bronze exhibits that are partially more than 1000 years old are worthwhile to see. Also the colored column hall is something ...  more »
  • The name Royal Palace is a misnomer. After visiting Palaces in Europe and Rajasthan India which are well maintained, This is a disappointment. Poorly maintained. The Art Gallery has some interesting a...  more »
  • Basic stuff. Nothing extraordinary in the art gallery. You might drop it as well. Inside, there are some more museums and are charged separately.  more »

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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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