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Brihadeeshwara Temple

Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Ranked #1 of 46 Attractions in Thanjavur
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Dehradun
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

A huge temple that has been maintained reasonably well. Crowds are not too much. The architecture is worth a long look and is very impressive.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We had no information about this temple. Our T. O. proposed us this stop and Thanjavur didn't seem of great interest, but after visiting this place,we have been amazed. This is outstanding! a real marvel! We visited at 2.00 pm under a warm sun. There was nobody at this time,it was very good for us. The gopurams are gigantic, and... More 

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Annan, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

What can you say. Go and see it and pay a guide to explain the details. We went back again in the evening and had another fantastic experience

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is one of the finest piece of Architect from The Great Cholas Dynasty . This Temple is built by Raja Raja Chola & it was built before 1004 years . This temple is fully made up of stones and Granites . The top most part of the temple's stone is of single stone which is of 80 ton weight... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As a child, I'd go around the temple looking amazed at the gopuram listening to the stories my dad would say about the temple. One could say that after visiting a place a million times, you'd not feel the thrill as the first time but with brahadeeshwara temple or big temple (as the tanjore folks call it affectionately) you will... More 

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Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This huge complex is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is an important example of Tamil architecture. It is one of the largest temples in India and is notable for its intricate carvings, colourful paintings and for the throngs of people in colourful robes who make pilgrimages from all over Southern India and beyond. The temple tower is especially... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I visit this temple whenever I go to Thanjavur, since my childhood this is the only place I go and sit whenever I am in sour mood, this place gives me peace. For more than thousand years people visit this place with devotions and that make this place is full of positive Energy.

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Thanjavur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

brilliant architecture .....with lots to look around ....the fort ...the palace of sarfogi mahal ...a wonderful peace of architecture.....a lazy town with lot of happenings..thankyou

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A very large temple excellent features like the big Nandi 20 Tons, the amazing Shiva Ling, and the fact that they could move such heavy material a thousand years ago a must see in Tanjore

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

all of like the big temple and the ancient marathi palace like the saraswathi mahal,tamil university and sivaganga poonga

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