Thanjavur Sightseeing Tour from Tiruchirappalli
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Thanjavur Sightseeing Tour from Tiruchirappalli

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Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001 India

The most famous living monuments of the world's grandest Brihadeeshwara Temple Thanjavur. Conceived by the great Raja Chola and built by master architects, this monument is one of the finest contributions by Chola dynasty. In spite of the city having come under the sway of diverse rulers, the temple has been carefully preserved. Tradition has it that the chief architect and masons were specially brought from Kanchipuram. 72 metres high and 14 storeyed tower rests on a wide base. The pious Kalasha is based on a monolithic granite plinth. In front of the temples is the huge monolithic Nandi statue. Spend time walking around and discover the sculptures

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur India

A portions of the Thanjavur palace has been converted in to Maharaja Sarfoji Saraswati Library. It contains many useful and vary rare or nearly unique books, many of which are unknown or quite difficult to procure. The library has the original work of many Nayak and Mahratta kings, as also those great scholars who flourished under their patronages. Besides, there are a number of palm-leaf manuscripts collected from families of scholars.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Art Gallery, Thanjavur 613001 India

A cluster of fabulous building with huge corridors and halls which is build by the Nayaks in 1550 and enlarge later by the Mahrattas, two of the places tower, the Kudagaparam and the Madamaligai are visible from all parts of the city. After the recent renovations of the palace, the portions of the halls have been utilised as a museum and Art Gallery. Many bronze idols and work of art are exhibited here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Airavatesvara Temple, Thanjavur Darasuram, Kumbakonam 612001 India

Airavateswarar Temple, Darasuram: This temple was constructed in Tamil Nadu by the great Raja Raja II during the 12th century CE. This temple was built out of their dedication to Lord Shiva who venerated as Airavateshwara and there is a belief that space elephant Airavat adored the statue in this place. Similar to other shrines, this Airavatesvara temple is popular for its extraordinary architecture. The temple vimana is of 24 meter altitude. The mandapam in the front is designed in form of gigantic chariot pulled by horses. There is a belief that this temple was constructed with “nitya-vinoda” means perpetual entertainment in mind.

Duration: 1 hour

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Driver
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees (if any)
  • Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library
  • Entry/Admission - Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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