Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

#1 of 37 in Things to do in Thanjavur
Must see · Architectural Building · Religious Site
Part of a World Heritage Site, Brihadeeswara Temple boasts a 66 m (216 ft) tall structure dating back to the 10th century. The attraction holds the title as the world's tallest temple tower and features numerous murals, frescos, and statues, which add to the overall visual appeal of this elaborately decorated site. Consider visiting with a guide who can help you better understand the history of the temple and its works of art. Take the guesswork out of planning a Thanjavur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Brihadeeswara Temple
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Brihadeeswara Temple reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
1,496 reviews
  • This temple is build by Chozha King Rajaraja Chozhlan. One of the big and ancient Siva Temples in South India. Aged more than 1000 years  more »
  • I will say attractive place for heritage lovers. Loved it. Visit in morning or evening. In afternoons it's very hot  more »
  • Just WOW... This is place is huge and the architecture is amazing. One can spend many hours if you love architecture, designs, and art. You will all the information in Google yet a guide can tell you more details about anything and everything about the construction. There is no tickets or entrance fees, except for keeping the shoes which is just 3 rs. The entire place is kept very neat and clean. The preferable time to visit in a day is early morning or evenings.
  • A great place. The temple reflects the richness of an erstwhile mighty kingdom. Spread across a huge area, the temple complex include several small shrines dedicated to many deities in addition to the main shrine. Cloak room is available
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance