Thanjavur (Tanjore) attractions

Top Choice Hindu Temple in Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Brihadishwara Temple

Come here twice: in the morning, when the honey-hued granite begins to assert its dominance over the white dawn sunshine, and in the evening, when the rocks capture a hot palette of reds, oranges, yellows and pinks …
Top Choice Palace in Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Royal Palace

Thanjavur’s royal palace is a mixed bag of ruin and renovation, superb art and random royal paraphernalia. The mazelike complex was constructed partly by the Nayaks who took over Thanjavur in 1535, and partly by a l…
Church in Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Schwartz's Church

At the northern end of the Brihadishwara Temple compound, within the outer ramparts, stands 18th-century neoclassical Schwartz's Church.
Religious Site in Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Sivaganga Tank

The park at the northern end of the Brihadishwara Temple compound contains the Sivaganga Tank.