"Magnificient Thanjavur" Thanjavur by y2ketan2007
Thanjavur Travel Guide: 72 reviews and 307 photos
A demon called Thanjan gave life to this wonderful city.When Thanjan was being killed by Lord Vishnu he pleaded ' O lord , let there be a joyous city on this spot of river Cauvery where you have chosen to slay me ...........'
Today it is a city of lush greenery, a divine river ( though only during rains !!!) with a population entrenched in culture,religion,architecture and literature.
Thanjavur boasts of a World heritage Site right in the middle of the city - The astounding Brihadeeswara temple.There also plenty of other places worth visiting in and around the city.You will need two days to do justice to this most amazing town.
I loved the architecture of the entrance of the Thanjavur palace complex.Reminded me a bit about the elevation of... more travel advice
Called the Big temple, it spans an area of 33000 square feet !The 13 storey vimana is 197 feet tall.The stone shikara (... more travel advice
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