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Address: Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

Must go here! Best place in Tanjore! Lovely lawn to just sit and have a nice chat. Please do not rush this visit as this place must be strolled around in and the vibe must be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Pune, India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The temple is just amazingly beautiful, and heavenly when the sun slowly sets and the infinite colours of the sunset start dancing on its gopuram. Visit the temple during the sunset, thats when its most beautiful. Must visit place

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Must go here! Best place in Tanjore! Lovely lawn to just sit and have a nice chat. Please do not rush this visit as this place must be strolled around in and the vibe must be taken in! UNESCO world heritage site.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the most famous temples around the region... The architecture is so majestic and beautiful. Standing tall for thousands of years. It is centrally located in the city.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My visit to this temple was truly a memorable experience. The grandeur of the scale and features of this temple is breathtaking. The large Bull (Nandi) in front of the temple just inside the impressive entrance to the temple compound sets the tone for the rest of this marvel in stone. The very tall temple tower (gopuram) and the large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is well preserved and clean. Do hire a guide who will take you around for an hour. Then explore the temple at a slow pace. We spent 4 hours in this place. I have nothing negative to say.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Brihadeeshwara Temple (Thanjavur) The Brihadeeshwara Temple is one of the most prized of India’s temples (surprisingly far less visited than the Madurai or Rameswaram temples), and is considered the pinnacle of Rajaraja Chola’s architectural projects. It is one of the three temples that form the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Great Living Chola Temples”. The temple “vimanam” (as beautiful as it... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This gigantic temple. Main diety "Linga" is so huge that two eyes are not enough to see. I have not seen such a huge linga anywhere else.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Thousands of songs were sung and millions of stories were written about this place. This is Tamilnadu's pride. Stands tall and high as an example of architectural skills of Chola dynasty. I'm more inclined to this place as this city is my birth place. We call this "Big temple". As the name says it is enormously big and beautiful. Main... More 

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Chengalpattu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

this temple dates 6-7 ad.wonderful architecture. very beautiful view. a museum inside the temple, guides for foreign people. totally,,,,this is a very wonderful place.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a very big temple with lot of stone works. You will find small and big stone sculpture every look and corner. Temple management is not efficient enough, there are many things they can do to preserve these. Suggestion to visitors - Try to visit early morning before 9am or try evening. You have to remove to sandals to... More 

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