Best Places to Visit in Thanjavur

Brihadisvara Temple

The fort and temple of Brihadiswara is a 10th century monument that was built in Chola architectural style. The dome of this temple resembles the pyramids of Egypt. It is made up of granite. Other common religious places in Thanajur are Chandeeswara temple, Arivateswara Temple, Schwartz church and others.

Royal Palace of Thanjavur

It is a very huge palace that was built in 16th century. It has temples, halls, arsenal towers, library, museum and many galleries. There are a lot of unique statues in this palace. It is one of the top attractions in the district.

Mani Mandapam

It is one of the top attractions in the district. It is an exhibition centre where you can find a lot of fairs and exhibition during festival season.

Saraswathi Mahal Library

This is a 17th century library that has many original manuscripts in palm leaves. Many manuscripts of ancient India are still preserved from Sangam Age. The museum of this library houses many interesting manuscripts and other exhibits.


It is an important architectural and temple based destination that is about 13 km away from the heart of the district. This place is very famous during festivals where people from various parts of the state come to sing in one chorus. Other important places to visit in Thanjavur are Grand Anicut, Art gallery, Swamymalai Temple, Dharasuram and many others.

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