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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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Please do not miss this temple while in South India. The marvellous architecture amazes me. We went there on a bright sunny July morning and spent 2-3 hours at the temple. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is also known as "The Big Temple". Built during the rein of Chola Dynasty. A great architectural marvel. Just to imagine how the 215 feet high temple tower was constructed at that time without the help of present day machinery. It has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. A must visit if somebody is visiting South India.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Please do not miss this temple while in South India. The marvellous architecture amazes me. We went there on a bright sunny July morning and spent 2-3 hours at the temple. We engaged one of the many guides - paid him a decent amount (abt 350 INR) that he asked for (I think his name was Raja). He took us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Brilliant piece of Architecture 1000 years back; shadow of the temple top will fall on ground only on one day in a year. 80 ton single stone adorning the top of the temple gopuram at about 200 feet high.

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Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Thanjavur is cultural hub of Tamilnadu and India. Brihadeshwara Temple is heart of the city which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples. The temple tower ( Gopuram) is 216 feet high and is among the tallest of its kind in the WORLD. The kalasha on gopuram is carved out of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This a giant temple a legacy of Cholas. By its magnanimous size and complex architecture, has attracted curiosity from across the world. The legend of construction with giant stones transported in original size using elephants thousands of year back make it an engineering and architectural marvel. There is a nominal entry fee. Must observe the mural painting, the giant nandi... More 

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Thanjavur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Maintained by Archaeological department. so it remains close to original state, not much of contemporary art and coloring on the gopuram. Read about the temple in Wiki before going. I like to go in evening when it is not too sunny and spend the entire evening there.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's rare to come across a heritage monument so clean and well-maintained. was really happy that this was the case. We spent a good hour just sitting here, enjoying the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just brilliant. See it to believe our ancient architecture. Proud to say tanjore is my native. Fantastic dharshan. Your eyes would not be enough to see the giant peruvudaiyar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This my second visit within this year. We we're there 0600 hrs for Darshan. Earlier morning Brihadeewarar Darshan is great opportunity and blessing. 0800 hrs Abishegam, if you plan and go earlier, you will enjoy and bliss full.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Brahadeewarar temple, called the Big Temple, is dedicated to Lord Siva. It was built by the great Chola King Raja Raja 1 (985 -1012 A.D). it is an outstanding exmple of Chola architecture. Recognizing its unique architectural excellence, UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Monument. There is one statue of a sacred bull or Nandi at entrance of... More 

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Address: Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Thanjavur
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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