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Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Architectural Building
Brihadeeswara Temple
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
World heritage site
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery
1.9
Duration: 2 hours
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Monument
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Shani Temple Thirunallar ©
Religious Site
Shani Temple Thirunallar
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site. On a tour of Thanjavur and its lively and chaotic streets, you can discover ancient historic buildings and monuments, roam the museums, or browse the traditional handicrafts. Taxis and rickshaws can be hired to explore the diverse town, see its iconic temples and palaces, and check out its typical South Indian cuisine. You can plan India trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Religious Site
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Tiruchirappalli
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Rock Fort Temple ©
Geologic Formation
Rock Fort Temple Tiruchirappalli
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Airavatesvara Temple ©
World heritage site
Airavatesvara Temple Kumbakonam
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Historic Site
Jambukeswarar Temple Tiruchirappalli
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Thanjavur

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Swami Malai Temple ©
Religious Site
Swami Malai Temple
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Thiruvalanchuzhi
Religious Site
Thiruvalanchuzhi
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Ramaswamy Temple ©
Religious Site
Ramaswamy Temple
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Naganathaswamy Temple ©
Religious Site
Naganathaswamy Temple
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Thanjavur

Punnainallur Mariamman Koil ©
Landmark
Punnainallur Mariamman Koil
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Thanjai Mamani Koil
Landmark
Thanjai Mamani Koil
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Mercury Temple
Religious Site
Mercury Temple
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Thanjavur

Sivaganga Gardens ©
Garden
Sivaganga Gardens
2.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Thanjavur

Rajarajan Manimandapam ©
History Museum
Rajarajan Manimandapam
2.1
Duration: 2 hours

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Where to stay in Thanjavur

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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