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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  • August 16, 2017
    Tanjavur is an unique town with two distinguished cultures of Tamil as well as Maratha kingdoms. The best thing is each king added to the history and not destroyed anything which today made the city s...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It's a nice place, but not so well maintained. It's a bit chaotic, however nice to walk around. Bronze statues are the best part, according to me.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This is must visit place for history lovers.There are 8 Different places inside the palace. All are special in there own era. In saraswathi Mahal they show cased the Tamil Langauge Chart and how the l...  more »

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