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Brihadeeshwara Temple

Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
+91 90039 47425
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Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
+91 90039 47425
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marvellous engineering work by our ancient Kings 1000 years earlier,the 80 MT single stone on the Gopuram and 2nd largest Nandi 13 ft height 25 ft length after Lepalshi in Andhra Pradesh which is 15 ft height & 27 ft in length.The 1008 Nandi on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained temple. It was less crowded / it can handle any number of people. Such a big temple..

Thank sivakami pallav... s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why the westerns is not looking at these wonders and include it in the Worlds Wonder List? It has so many reason why it is should be the ultimate wonder! Even among all the current world wonders list, all the architecture has shadow that falls...More

Thank kirh m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest Chola temple in the South India. Maintained very well by the local Tamil Nadu government. The entry is free. Less crowd during week days.

Thank umabala2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No words to describe . Better to visit early morning (6 to9) or evening( 4 to 7). Very well managed temple . Constructed in AD 1002 by Raja Raja Cholan.

Thank Aswin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its massive- its immense- its real big. The Brihadeeswara temple is the pinnacle of architecture and engineering. The complete structure is an engineering marvel. The layout of the temple, from the entrance to the Lord- everything goes perfect. The brownish colour adds to the grandeur....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a wonderful experience. I myself have personally been there twice. THE best example of South Indian Architecture

Thank pranav1403
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

'Brihadeeswarar Temple" is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Thanjavur. This temple is said to be more than 1000 years old. It is also locally known as Big Temple (Periya Koil). This temple is an example of of Dravidian architecture.You can see a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1000 yr old temple, an architectural marvel, guides available at rs 500, well maintained, pooja conducted, famous for dance festivals and rudrabhisekhams Not to be missed wen in Thanjavur

Thank Vipinpillai
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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.
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.
balaji b
Is there any restrictions for dress code?
13 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