We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brihadeeshwara Temple

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
All photos (2,261)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“tamil nadu”(106 reviews)
“raja raja chola”(74 reviews)
Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Brihadeeshwara Temple
from $20.40
More Info
Reviews (1,420)
Filter reviews
1,208 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tamil nadu raja raja chola architectural marvel single stone world heritage site must visit place chola king sheer size great architecture south india main gopuram huge nandi awe inspiring chola architecture mind blowing dedicated to lord shiva early morning
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,208 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see temple if you are in this region. We were here after our visit of Puducherry. It is a populary known as the big temple. This is a magnificent piece of architecture in every aspect built by the chola kings.All-in-all this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Katphil69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were totally overwhelmed by the sheer architectural grandeur of this temple. Worth visiting thanjavur just to see this temple even for those not religiously inclined. Everyone is welcome. Guide is recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sraj52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a really good place to see if you are interested in old culture of dravian rule and have many temples

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mowlee0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple complex is spacious and an engineering marvel. Hire a guide for better understanding of the architecture and the engineering marvel.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank geek-indian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple will mesmerize you with its size and intricate carvings on stone. Spare a couple of hours - preferably early in the morning or late evenings, when it is not very hot to go around the temple and enjoy its magnificent architecture and carvings

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sundara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Explains how the king exploited the people for their grand living. If you look at the scultures you will understand how a few people influenced the king for the benefit of few.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed August 17, 2019

This is one of the Biggest Temples of India.. It is also being called as "Big Temple Thanjavur". It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in South bank of Kaveri river. This temple was built by Tamil king Raja Raja Chola between 1003...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank WVR7933
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Brihadisvara Temple was built by Raja Raja Chola. The Architecture is on of the best still now. The Kumbam is made of Single Rock which weight 80 Ton. The Shadow of the temple Vimanam will not fall on the ground this is the most interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Balaj
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Its architectural marvel, how many times you visit you wonder, keep wondering the majesty serenity and vastness. You will gasp how its possible to build so tall without any foundation without any machinery. One has to visit the temple to feel what I mean.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Venkat540
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Divine and very blessed to be here The art and construction is very important for us to see and maintain This is a great Hindustan place to treasure It's going to be a memorable marvel for years to come

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank senthil k
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 nearby hotels
Hotel Oriental Towers
69 reviews
.15 miles away
Lakshmi Hotel
171 reviews
.17 miles away
Philomena Inn Hotel
15 reviews
.36 miles away
Hotel Sangam
363 reviews
.43 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 47 nearby restaurants
Sree Ariya Bhavan
128 reviews
.82 miles away
145 reviews
.82 miles away
Hotel Gnanam
120 reviews
.84 miles away
Vasantha Bhavan
40 reviews
.81 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 61 nearby attractions
Swami Malai Temple
80 reviews
1.70 miles away
Brihadeeswarar Temple
38 reviews
.73 miles away
The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library
140 reviews
1.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 5, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Govindan60 | Reviewed this property |
You can visit Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur and it takes about 4/5 hours if you want to enjoy the temple.Gangaikonda cholapuram is further away and also takes 3/4 hours to complete the visit. Instead perhaps you can... More
June 13, 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Abhilash_C2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes rest rooms are available
January 20, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from RageshM19 | Reviewed this property |
There is no restriction .. all are allowd