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Thanjavur Local Sightseeing Tour from Madurai

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

    Beginning with the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brihadeeswarar Temple, a thousand year old temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and home to India’s largest lingam (a phallic symbol of fertility).

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Visit Saraswathi Mahal Library, one of the few medieval libraries that exist in the world. It is an unparalleled repository of cultural antiques and an inexhaustible treasure house of knowledge built by successive dynasties of the Nayaks and the Marathas who ruled Thanjavur.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    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: 30 minutes

    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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