Tourist Places in Thanjavur

Places to Visit in Thanjavur

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Thanjavur is mostly preferred by travellers from Chennai, Bangalore. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Thanjavur is, however, mostly preferred by Family, Couple. The best season or months to visit places in Thanjavur are February, March, October, November, December. There are 38 tourist places in Thanjavur, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Thanjavur can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Thanjavur for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Thanjavur Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Thanjavur, browse through photos & pictures, explore Thanjavur using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Thanjavur, which are great places to visit, are Guru Baghawan Temple, Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Airavateswara Temple, Thanjavur Art Gallery, Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Thanjavur can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Thanjavur Tourist Places



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Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur
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Brihadeshwar temple or the Big temple is the prime attraction of Thanjavur. Brihadeshwar temple was built in the early 11th century by Rajaraja Chola I. The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture in granite. Brihadeshwar temple, known also as Rajarajesvaram,... Read More »
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Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur
  • Type: Palace
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Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur
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Thanjavur Royal Palace is one of the most popular attractions of Thanjavur. Thanjavur Royal Palace, situated within the Vijaynagara Fort complex, was the residence of the Nayak Kings of Thanjavur. The royal palace, built in 16th century, later became the seat of the Maratha... Read More »
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Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur
  • Type: Monument
Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur
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"Avoid the visit during noon"Mar 23, 2015 "Big and good"Aug 27, 2014
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  • Type: Art Gallery
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Thanjavur Art Gallery, Thanjavur
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Thanjavur Art Gallery, situated within the Thanjavur Royal Palace, is one of the main attractions of Thanjavur town. Thanjavur Art Gallery, which is housed in the Nayak Hall of the place, has an extensive collection of stone and bronze statues and idols belonging to the Chola... Read More »
"Good for art lovers"Mar 23, 2015 "Wide range of art"Jan 3, 2015
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  • Type: Garden
Siva Ganga Garden, Thanjavur
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Siva Ganga Garden is one of the main attractions of Thanjavur. Siva Ganga garden is located within the Vijaynagara Fort nearby the Thanjavur Palace, towards the North East of Brihadeshwar temple. The garden features a large square tank, built in the 16th century, to provide... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Keelaperumpallam (Keezhperumpallam) Temple, Thanjavur
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Keelaperumpallam (Keezhperumpallam) temple or the Kethu temple or the Kethu Navagrahastalam is one of the navagraha temples offered by the temple town of Thanjavur. Keelaperumpallam temple, associated with Lord Kethu, is situated about 6 km from Thiruvengaadu enroute... Read More »
"Nice village temple"Apr 28, 2014
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Vellai Puliar Temple, Thanjavur
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Vellai Puliar temple is one of the ancient temples offered by the temple town of Thanjavur.   The name Vellai Puliar denotes that the main idol here, Lord Ganesha, is made of white stone. This temple is noted for its intricate carvings and architectural excellence.... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Airavateswara Temple, Thanjavur
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Airavateswara temple is one of the pilgrimage attractions offered by the temple town of Thanjavur. Airavateswara temple, situated nearby Kumbakonam at Darasuram, is dedicated to Lord Airavateshwara or Lord Shiva. As per legends, Airavata, the white elephant who is the... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
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Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Thanjavur
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"Excellent maintenance"Apr 10, 2015
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Guru Baghawan Temple, Thanjavur
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Another spiritual place and the main Sthalam for the Lord Guru is the Read More »
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Naganathaswamy Temple, Thanjavur
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Nandi Bull, Thanjavur
  • Type: Idol
Nandi Bull, Thanjavur
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Grand Anicut, Thanjavur
  • Type: Dam
Grand Anicut, Thanjavur
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Grand Anicut is one of the prime destinations of the tourists visiting Thanjavur. Situated nearby Trichy, the Grand Anicut or the Kallanai is one of the heritage sites of Tamil Nadu which is still in use. Grand Anicut was built by the Chola King Karikalan around 1st... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
Sattanathaswamy Temple, Thanjavur
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Swami Malai Temple, Thanjavur
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Swami Malai temple is one of the popular destinations situated in the vicinity of Thanjavur. Swami Malai temple is the fourth one of the Aaru Padai Veedu or the six holy abodes of Lord Murugan, the others being Thiruparamkundram, Thiruchendur, Palani, Thiruthani and... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Chandra Bagawan temple, Thanjavur
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Chandra Bhagwan temple or the Thingalur temple or the Chandra Navagrahastalam is one of the pilgrimage destinations of tourists visiting Thanjavur. Chandra Bhagwan temple is located about 25 km north of Thanjavur, on the Thiruvaiyaru-Kumbakonam route. Chandra Bhagwan... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
Schwartz Church, Thanjavur
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Schwartz Church, situated in the proximity of Thanjavur Palace, is one of the attractions of Thanjavur. Schwartz Church was built by Raja Serfoji, the last sovereign ruler of Thanjavur, in the year 1779, to honour the Danish missionary Reverend Frederick Christian Schwartz.... Read More »
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Sangeetha Mahal, Thanjavur
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Sangeetha Mahal, situated within the Thanjavur Palace, is one the main attractions of Thanjavur. Sangeetha Mahal or the Hall of Music was built in the early 1600's during the reign of the Nayak King Sevappa Nayak. It was known by the name 'Navaratnamanamaina Nataka Sala' (the... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Mercury temple, Thanjavur
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Vijayanagara Fort, Thanjavur
  • Type: Fort
Vijayanagara Fort, Thanjavur
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Vijaynagara Fort is one of the popular historic monuments in Thanjavur. The fort, built in early 1550 AD, is located at a distance of 2 km towards the North East of Brihadeshwar temple or the Big temple. The Nayak king Vijay Raghav constructed a part of Vijaynagara Fort... Read More »
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