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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  • Has plenty of handicrafts, especially the famous Thanjavur paintings. Reasonably priced. As it is Government gallery you can be sure of not being cheated. However, it would be of great help to tourist...  more »
  • The gallery holds a large number of statues in stone and bronze. The Darbar Hall is bright, colourful and grand. As the palace of the Marata king Rajah Serfoji, the patron of arts and culture, this pa...  more »
  • Royal Palace Complex consists of different dimension. It has various blocks.. It does worth the visit.. We may have various kind of experience within single compound.. .  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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