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Address: Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Must visit historic place

Best architecture and historic place. Divine place for worship. But a bit crowded. Nandi & Lingam both are big than other temples. A must visit place in Thanjavur.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best architecture and historic place. Divine place for worship. But a bit crowded. Nandi & Lingam both are big than other temples. A must visit place in Thanjavur.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

"Real classy" is the word that can perfectly describe the architecture. The only bad point was, even though photography is allowed in the temple, the officials stopped us from using a tripod. They thought it was some sort of high end movie device that is for film shooting.

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chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Brahadeeswara temple - called the periya koil is just great - grand and magnificent. A thousand year temple built by Raja Raja Chola is a standing monument Of Chola architecture. The superb stone sculpture captivates you. The large lingam (God Siva), a huge Nandi are ready to bless you and probably hear your prayers. The mezzanine (I understand) has unique... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visit this temple of you love history. This temple has some of the most amazing wall paintings other than the awe inspiring architecture itself. This temple has an amazing history by itself. From cholas to Marathas. Everyone contributed in some or the other way.

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Coimbatore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Temple is huge and a must see for anyone visiting India since it is the center of the area that was at one time the cultural center of India. Visitors will need to read about the temple and the huge stone at the top of the main temple, open to the public at certain times of the day. Going... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited the temple as part of temple visits around Thanjavur & Kumbakonam. We visited several temples during this visit. This is one of the temples which left a lasting impression on our mind. We reached the temple early morning (before 7 am). The devotional songs playing in the temple complex combined with the Architectural marvel and the early morning... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Superb place. It has got a v good history. Don't forget to hire a guide to understand better about the place. There are government approved guides who are reasonable charging and giving you a v good information. Plan to visit before 10am it would be ideal time otherwise due to temperatures slabs does become hot since it Temple footwear is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The temple is a monument to Tamil architecture. Great place to visit evenings. Parking is across the road. There is no special entrance. But enquire in Archanai ticket place, you might find someone willing to bring you in quicker for additional money. Murugan and Amman are gorgeous. Must visit place.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

1006 years old siva temple - lots of miniature and big architecture are visible on every part of this temple you will find out lots of engineering skills which have done that era without modern technologies - better to visit by the big festival at he temple with lost of dancers perform together on the maha sivarai night.better to take... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Thanjavur- Capital of Chola kingdom. Each time I visit this temple . it is a new experience for me. The height of gopuram & lingam gives me goosebumps & tears would roll down from one's eyes automatically when we think how king Rajarajan would have managed to build this massive structure at that time when there were no modern day... More 

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