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Brihadeeshwara Temple

Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
+91 90039 47425
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Private Full-Day Tour of Trichy and Thanjavur from Madurai
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

this is a beautiful place not to be missed on your visit to tanjore. The brilliant structure built by the then king cholan who ruled this place.

Thank Mangalore J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly inspiring place.. the temple must be more than a thousand years old. It is really a wonder how someone would have constructed such massive temple thousand years ago without any modern techniques. I visited in the morning and the darsan was very quick.. did...More

Thank cmforu
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dillibabu_er
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

Thank Kraja_86
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

1  Thank Vishnu_knk
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...More

Thank Smiley S
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank apte a
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vinayagaram m
Best time to visit the temple , am preferring early morning 6:15am , plz do advice, how about sunrise at big temple ?
18 October 2016|
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Response from Denzel2014 | Reviewed this property |
I meant 6.30 am for the cloakroom opening in the note above.
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vinayagaram m
Best time to visit the temple , am preferring early morning 6:15am , plz do advice, how about sunrise at big temple ?
18 October 2016|
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Response from NarasimhaMurthy523 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,it would be good to go at early morning,but as the SUN gets hotter its difficult to roam.There is no specialty for sun rise here.
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balaji b
Is there any restrictions for dress code?
12 October 2016|
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Response from chettiyappan | Reviewed this property |
No dress code Any decent formal dress like full pant half pant Dhoti with or with out shirt for gents and saree or trousers or salwar for ladies with out shoes are okay Wearing lungies are not allowed
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