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Brihadeeshwara Temple

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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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Great architecture

Even after so many centuries temple stands tall.great to watch this temple and so much detailing.spend some quality time to see the details

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Even after so many centuries temple stands tall.great to watch this temple and so much detailing.spend some quality time to see the details

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It you want atmosphere visit the temple just as the sun begins to set and walk barefoot (you can wear socks but barefoot gives you the feel) amongst the immaculately carved stone buildings. Of all the temples visited in southern India during 3 weeks this place presented the greatest atmosphere. On a toilet point - the best ones are left... More 

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Deservedly a World Heritage Site. Incredible, awesome 1000-year-old stone art that ranks at the top of the world in mastery. Welcomes all religions. Go in the morning for best photography. Sure does feel like a power place. The sun, the moon, the skies and all the planets seem to be bonding with this temple.

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Noida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It is a huge temple located in Tanjore and can be reached from Tiruchhirapalli. Make sure you combine your temple tour of Srirangam, Trichy, Tanjore and Kumbakonam together. It is a cholan temple built some 1000 years ago. The architecture of the temple is simply breath taking. Also make sure that you visit during correct hours.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were fortunate to have Mr. K. T. Raja as our guide (enquire at Tourist Information Centre for him). The temple in itself is fascinating and over 1000 years old. The detail of the carvings and the symmetry, including the 80 ton single block of solid granite at the top, was all explained by Mr. Raja with humour, intelligence and... More 

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Much of the information you need to know is available in the net at a click. I would focus more on how you can reach the Temple.It is just 45 KM from Kumbakonam, another temple Town and about 55 Km from Trichy which is famous for Ranganatha Swamy Temple. If you book accommodation in Swamimalai, which is about 8KM from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

It is a thousand year old temple built by Raja Raja Chola1, it's beauty, presence , architecture takes the breath away. It needs to be visited early morning when the Sun is not too hot and one should take time to enjoy all it's various temples, architecture, attention to detail. I have been many times and hope to go again.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A free world heritage site that is so worth the trip to Thanjavur. Stayed at the Lotus Hotel, walked to the temple to get my exercise both in the early a.m. and at dusk ... easy to locate by following the road signs. No rules about "Non-Hindus" not allowed in the temple. Shoe check in was easy and hassle free.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is worth having a guide and spending some time here. Best time is early evening when the sun is low as the colour of the stone is at its best. Very non-Hindu friendly - for 10 rupees you can receive a blessing - and a banana!

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This great temple is also called Thanjai Peruvudaiyar Kovil. This belongs to Chola dynasty, it is one of the largest temples, and it is also a very very valuable architectural site. This was built by King Raja Raja Chola. First of all, let me tell you this. People who are fit, who can walk a lot, will find it more... More 

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