Tourist Places in Thanjavur

Places to Visit in Thanjavur

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Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur
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Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
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, is one of the... Read More »
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Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur
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  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
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 rulers of Thanjavur in... Read More »
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Naganathaswamy Temple, Thanjavur
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  • Type: Temple
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Thanjavur Art Gallery, Thanjavur
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  • Type: Art Gallery
  • Entry: Paid
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 period (8th –... Read More »
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Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur
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  • Type: Monument
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Nandi Bull, Thanjavur
Nandi Bull, Thanjavur
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  • Type: Idol
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 tons. Some... Read More »
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Grand Anicut, Thanjavur
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Ranked 7 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Dam
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 Century AD on the... Read More »
Sattanathaswamy Temple, Thanjavur
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Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
Airavateswara Temple, Thanjavur
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Ranked 9 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
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 vehicle of Lord... Read More »
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Siva Ganga Garden, Thanjavur
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Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Garden
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 water to the Thanjavur... Read More »
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Swami Malai Temple, Thanjavur
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Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
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 Pazhamudhircholai.... Read More »
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Vellai Puliar Temple, Thanjavur
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Ranked 12 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
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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Chandra Bagawan temple, Thanjavur
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Ranked 13 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
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 temple is one of the... Read More »
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Schwartz Church, Thanjavur
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Ranked 14 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Church
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. Schwartz... Read More »
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Sangeetha Mahal, Thanjavur
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Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
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 Theatre... Read More »
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Mercury temple, Thanjavur
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Ranked 16 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
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 Mithunam. His... Read More »
Vijayanagara Fort, Thanjavur
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Fort
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 and later it was... Read More »
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Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Thanjavur
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Ranked 18 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Church
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 Jesuit priest and... Read More »
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Aalangudi Temple, Thanjavur
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Ranked 19 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
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 Navagrahas, commonly... Read More »
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Thirumananjeri Temple, Thanjavur
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Ranked 20 of 38
Places to Visit in Thanjavur
  • Type: Temple
Thirumananjeri temple is one of the pilgrim destinations offered by Thanjavur town, which is located about 3 km to the west of Kuthalam village of Thanjavur District. It is believed that the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvathi took place at this place and hence the name Thirumananjeri temple,... Read More »
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