Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Thanjavur

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Thanjavur is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Thanjavur a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Thanjavur.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Thanjavur:

  1. Brihadeeshwara Temple

    #1 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Brihadeeshwara Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Membalam Road, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu- 613001

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Emperor Arulmozhivarman, popularly known as Raja Raja I was the founder of the magnificent Brihadeeswara Temple. History says that the king got the idea of this temple in a dream in which God instruct...Read more

  2. Thanjavur Palace

    #2 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Thanjavur Palace

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    Address: East main road, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu- 613001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built in the heart of the capital of the Cholas, is the beautiful Thanjavur Palace. Although most of the beauty is now turned into ruins due to the natural pressures of thunder, strong winds etc, it s...Read more

  3. Poompuhar Art Gallery

    #3 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Poompuhar Art Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Poompuhar Art Gallery, Thanjavur railway Station, Tamil Nadu- 613001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Also known as the Silappathikara Art Gallery, it is the house of all traditional and ancient paintings and sculptures of the ancient kings and lifestyle of Thanjavur. It is an introduction to Tamil Na...Read more

  4. Gagaikonda Cholapuram

    #4 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Gagaikonda Cholapuram

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Cholapuram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu-613001

    Timings: 06:30 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Gangaikonda Cholapuram, which means “the town of the Chola who took the Ganges”, is just at the centre of the city of Tamil Nadu. The tiny village of Gangaikonda Cholapuram was built by Em...Read more

  5. Uppiliappam Temple

    #5 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Uppiliappam Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Arulmigu Venkatachalapathy Swami Thirukoil, Tirunageswaram, Kumbakonam- 612204

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    This temple is said to be a 1000 years old or even more than that. There is no proper evidence of when it was formed but there are many proofs of the Chola kings worshipping in this temple. Legendary ...Read more

  6. Airavateswara Temple

    #6 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Airavateswara Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Darasuram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 05:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Airavateswara temple is located in a small place called Darasuram near the town of Kumbakonam. It is known that the original name of the place was Rajarajapuram and later converted into Darasuram....Read more

  7. Adi Kumbeshwarar Temple

    #7 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Adi Kumbeshwarar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Tirukoodamukku, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    It is said that when the world was moving rapidly towards destruction, Lord Brahma approached Lord Shiva for a remedy. The lord told him to build a pot filled with nectar of life and float it in water...Read more

  8. Alangudi Temple

    #8 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Alangudi Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Arulmigu Abathsahayeswarar Temple, Alangudi- 612801, ValangaimunTaluk, Thiruvarur District

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    The Alangudi temple is considered as a holy place for the worship of Shiva. It is situated in the Alangudi village of the Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. The temple built on the banks of River Cauv...Read more

  9. Great Living Chola Temples

    #9 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Great Living Chola Temples

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Great Living Chola temple is referred to the collection of three famous granite temples all dedicated to Lord Shiva. These are the Brihadeeshwara temple in Thanjavur, The Gangaikonda Cholapuram Te...Read more

  10. Mahalingeshwar Temple

    #10 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Mahalingeshwar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Arulmigu Mahalingaswamy Temple, Thiruvidaimarudur- 612104, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 05:30 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This place is known of one of the sacred places on which the drops of the nectar of life fell from the magic pot of Lord Brahma when Lord Shiva hit the arrow. This is how the Shivalinga was formed her...Read more

  11. Sangeetha Mahal

    #11 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Sangeetha Mahal

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Inathukkanpatti, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu- 613001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    It was originally known as ‘Navaratnamana maina Nataka Sala’. This tongue twisting name means ‘the thatre adorned with gems’. It was so called as the interiors of this hall wer...Read more

  12. Schwartz Church

    #12 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Schwartz Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Memorial

    Address: Balaganapathynagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu- 613007

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Thanjavur was originally the kingdom of the Chola kings and the nayaks. Later after the fall of this kingdom the Marathas took over and ruled this place for more than 180 years. Within this time there...Read more

  13. Kasi Viswanathar Temple

    #13 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Kasi Viswanathar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Viswanathan Colony, Solaiappan Street, Kumbanokam, Tamil Nadu- 612001

    Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This temple is built around the Mahamaham tank in the town of Kumbakonam. Legends say that this temple dates back to the time of Ramayana. It is said that Lord Rama worshipped Shiva when Ravana captur...Read more

  14. Ramaswamy Temple

    #14 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Ramaswamy Temple

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Address: Arulmigu Ramaswamy Temple, Kumbakonam- 612001, Thanjavur

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    This temple was built under the instructions of King Raghunata nayaka, who was a great devotee of Lord Rama. The work was supervised by his minister Govinda Dikshitar. This temple is linked by a pathw...Read more

  15. Punnainallur Mariamman Temple

    #15 of 16 Art and Cultural Attractions in Thanjavur
    Punnainallur Mariamman Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    If you are touring Tamil Nadu, then you will come across many temples. The temple of goddess Mariamman located in Thanjavur district is one of the most important temples to Hindu pilgrims. There are s...Read more

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