Tourist Places in Thanjavur

Places to Visit in Thanjavur

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Thanjavur Average Rating - 5.6/7 1 based on 501 Ratings

Thanjavur is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Thanjavur is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. 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 Thanjavur Royal Palace, Keelaperumpallam (Keezhperumpallam) Temple, Brihadeeswara Temple. Thanjavur can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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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... 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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  • Type: Monument
Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur
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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 »
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  • Type: Temple
Naganathaswamy Temple, Thanjavur
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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 »
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Nandi Bull, Thanjavur
  • Type: Idol
Nandi Bull, Thanjavur
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The Nandi has always had an important place in Hindu mythology. Here, one can see a massive idol of this divine bull. The Nandi (the divine vehicle of Lord Shiva) is a monolith measuring 12 feet in height, 19.5 feet in length and 18.25 feet in width, and weighing about 25... Read More »
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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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  • 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: 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
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
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... 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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  • Type: Palace
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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... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Mercury temple, Thanjavur
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The Mercury temple also called the Sri Suvedaranyar Temple is situated near Mayiladuthurai in the district of Nagapattinam and is devoted to the Lord Budhan or Mercury which is among the nine planets. The deity faces the North East direction as he is the Lord of Kanni Rasi and... Read More »
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... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Thanjavur
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Our Lady of Sorrows Church, known also as Viagula Madha Church, is a prominent attraction of Thanjavur. This is the oldest church in Thanjavur District, which is believed to have been erected even before the period of Veramamunivar or Constanzo Beschi (1740 A. D.), an Italian... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Aalangudi Temple, Thanjavur
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Aalangudi Temple or Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar temple or Guru Navagrahasthalam is one of the attractions situated in the vicinity of the temple town of Thanjavur. Aalangudi temple is dedicated to Lord Guru Bhagavan or Lord Dakshinamurthy or Lord Brahaspati, who is one of the... Read More »
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