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Address: Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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+91 90039 47425
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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been there on a pradosham day

no words to describe the feelings so divine, really huge and astonishing. well maintained and clean. especially the Varagi sanctum and Karuvoorar sannadhi.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit place. Great architecture and impeccable structures. Avoid summer seasons as the floors will be very hot to walk and the heat as well.

Thank Kaushalya V
Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

no words to describe the feelings so divine, really huge and astonishing. well maintained and clean. especially the Varagi sanctum and Karuvoorar sannadhi.

Thank TEJES2016
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive in appearance, considering the material used and period during which it was constructed.The magnitude of work involved is amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am gonna keep it to the point, > Get a guide service, you can find them in front of the temple. Hardly costs you 300 to 400 bucks for 1 hour. This way you can at least know some vital information > Must visit place in Thanjavur as everybody knows > Do visit at night time and day time... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had visited The Brihadeeswar aka The Big Temple at Thanjavur (Tanjore) during mid january. I have chosen that time because the the Great Thyagaraja Music Festival(170th) was held during that time. It is at Thiruvaiyaru, some 15kms from the Big Temple. Thiruvaiyaru and the Big temple was my target destinations. Brihadeeswarar temple is the main architectural brilliance of South... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brihadeeswara Temple or the Big Temple is the first foremost place to visit when you are in Thanjavur. One can admire the sculptural beauty of the ancient Chola dynasty. We went there during the last full moon, and we were blessed to witness the temple Poochoridhal - floral abhishekam. This temple is crowded during weekends, public holidays and full moon... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to visit! Although it was a hot day, there was plenty of shade in the colonnades running around the perimeter. The are many intricate carvings to be seen on the towers. Well worth a visit when in Thanjavur.

Thank 558JohnP
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is glorious with masterpiece construction. Historical and the stories told about the temple are breathtaking.

Thank apte a
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The great temple also known Big Temple is dated 1000 years approx. Built by the great emperor Raja Raja Chola, its main tower is a spectacle to be seem to be believed. It has a crown made of carved stone which weighs 60 Tons. Theories about how this superhuman fest could've been achieved in medieval times are many. The stone... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sheer size of the temple complex is sure to amaze you as you walk in to this 1000 year old temple. We took a guide to better understand the history of the place. You can spend hours taking in the intricate carvings covering almost the entire temple complex.

Thank upasana m

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