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Tanjore is best known for its 1,000-year-old Brihadishwara Temple built by King Rajaraja I and dedicated to the god Shiva.

Now a World Heritage Site, its gopurams tower above your approach through its manicured gardens. The architectural achievement is impressive with an 80-tonne granite block capping the 60-metre high inner temple.

The Nayak Palace

The Nayak Palace, although rather dishevelled, is also worth investigating for its superb Chola bronze collection and elaborately decorated Durbar Hall.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Tanjore

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Tanjore, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Tanjore

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Tanjore. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Ideal River View Resort, Tanjore

      Ideal River View Resort


      Located 15 minutes drive from the centre of Tanjore, the Ideal River View is the best available hotel in Tanjore situated along the banks of the Vennar.