10 Best Pilgrimage Tours in Thanjavur - 2020 (with 173 Reviews)

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Local Guided Tour, Thanjavur 10H ₹ 10000 4.0 star View Details
Exploring Nayak Heritage Tour, Thanjavur 10H ₹ 10000 4.0 star View Details
Maratha Cultural Tour, Thanjavur 10H ₹ 10000 3.0 star View Details
Pilgrimage Tour, Thanjavur 10H ₹ 10000 3.0 star View Details
Guided Ancient Temple Tour, Thanjavur 10H ₹ 10000 4.0 star View Details
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Local Guided Tour, Thanjavur

10H

Thanjavur

On this day trip, which introduces the local flavour and fervour of Thanjavur, you’ll witness why this region is a fascination amongst varied people.  Unfold its rich heritage art and architectural marvels, signs of literature and music, legacy of exquisite handicrafts and a lot more. Brace yourself to an entire day of soaking in the local life and history of Thanjavur. Your guided tour of around 10 hours starts around 9am and stretches across the dominating symbol of Chola Empire, the Brahadeeswara Temple now protected as a heritage site under UNESCO. Understand its glorious past and observe its present day status. Visit one of the oldest libraries in Asia, Saraswathi Mahal Library with a collection of ancient palm-leaf and paper manuscripts and sketches. Stop by at Rajagopalasami Canon, a less visited object of heritage value at the Thanjavur Fort. Spend time at the South Zone Cultural Centre that preserves and promotes traditional cultural heritage. Explore artist workshops and homes specialising in Tanjore Paintings to witness the evergreen style taking shape on hundreds of canvas. Duration: 10 hours
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Exploring Nayak Heritage Tour, Thanjavur
Exploring Nayak Heritage Tour, Thanjavur

10H

Thanjavur

A favoured capital of the Cholas, the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, a treasure trove of art, craftsmanship and architecture – Thanjavur has portrayed various roles in history across its rulers. One such period belonged to the Nayaks, who were responsible for some eye-catching pieces of architecture that stand tall even today. They also propelled handicrafts and art during their times. On this guided tour of ten hours, you’ll visit a few temples with excellent representations of Lord Brahma, monumental sites, and get briefed on Nayak style of painting and the famous Thanjavur Pith Work handicraft. Around 9am, you’ll start your trip by visiting Brahadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur’s most iconic representation. A 10th century monument, its an excellent example of Dravidian architecture. Over here you’ll find Lord Brahma as a subsidiary deity along the sanctum periphery. Move on to Kandeeswarar Temple to understand a tale of destruction from the Hindu mythology. Next steps will take you to Papanasamor a town called Destruction of Sins that hosts the Ramasamy or Vishnu Temple. You’ll be taken aback by the story that envelops around the temple’s origin. Last stop on the religious leg of the trip moves to Mahamaham Tank, in the heart of Kumbakonam. Refresh yourself with a dip in this holy pond. The art angle of the trip comes as interactions with artisans involved in the world famous Tanjore paintings. Also visit workshops creating the traditional art form Shola Pith Work. Duration: 10 hours 
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Maratha Cultural Tour, Thanjavur
Maratha Cultural Tour, Thanjavur

10H

Thanjavur

On this historical tour of Thanjavur, chance upon Maratha architecture which further added to the city’s magnificence.  Your guided tour of 10 hours starts around 9 am and will take you to Chandramouleeswara Temple situated atop Hariharan Kundram.Now in ruins, this temple was a prominent sanctum in its glory days. Offer prayers at the Punnainallur Mariamman Temple, constructed by the Maratha ruler, Venkoji Maharaja Chatrapati. Rediscover the charm of ornate wonders of the Orathanadu and Kalyan Mahal Chatrams that once provided boarding, food, and health facilities for travellers and their animals. Understand origins of Tanjore paintings during the Maratha regime. Visit Thanjavur plate making workshops, an art form that originated and flourished from the Maratha times. Also stop by at the Thanjavur Maratha Palace and revel in its glorious complex consisting of the queen’s courtyard and Durbar Hall. Duration: 10 hours 
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Pilgrimage Tour, Thanjavur
Pilgrimage Tour, Thanjavur

10H

Thanjavur

A Thanjavur visit cannot be limited as a pilgrimage destination. This place offers some brilliant pieces of art and architecture from a bygone era that has stood the perils of time. Towers, sculptures, woodwork, frescos, and every other detail remain near close to original even today. At the end of this daylong trip that takes you across a few temples, you’ll be left behind with a blend of amazement, knowledge, and appreciation. Your guided tour of around 10 hours begins around 9am. No temple tour in Thanjavur is complete without a visit to the Brahadeeswara Temple. Be astonished at the sight of this 1,000-year-old piece of heritage marvel.  Visit the Punnainallur Mariamman Temple, for its deity is believed to stun you with her power. The grand temple of Panchanadeeswarar will surprise you with its design-engineering marvel of producing echoes in certain areas. Take a break and refresh with lunch around 1pm. Allow the Thittai Guru Temple to lure you with its unique feature of a drop of water falling on the Siva Linga every 24 minutes from the ceiling. Also visit couple of the oldest temples in the region Maamani Templeand Nisimbasuthani Temple. Duration: 10 hours
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Guided Ancient Temple Tour, Thanjavur
Guided Ancient Temple Tour, Thanjavur

10H

Thanjavur

With several Dravidian masterpieces in and around, Thanjavur’s landscape is sacred and also impressive with brightly coloured sculptures and towering gopurams. Over 10 hours of this guided tour, you will witness few of the 70-odd temples in Thanjavur. You’ll start in morning around 9am. The day’s journey will take you to Brahadeeswara Temple (Big Temple), the most outstanding and one of the oldest Siva Temples in India. Feel its might of a thousand years as you appreciate the Chola frescoes in its sanctum. Be spellbound by DarasuramTemple, yet another stunning piece of art and architecture. Follow it up by getting to know the mythological supremacy behind the gigantic Kumbeswara Temple.  Around 1pm, indulge in lunch. Also on the itinerary is the Nageswara Temple, a simple sanctum highlighting many epic mythological scenes and brilliant woodwork. Spend time observing a typical Nayak-styled temple dedicated to Lord Rama at the Ramaswamy Temple. Sense the legend of Siva coming alive after consuming poison at the Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi. Offer prayers at the Thirunageswaram Temple, while watching the wonder of milk abhishekamduring raahukalam. Last stop is the mesmerising Suriyanar Temple, dedicated to Sun God. Despite damage caused during the Tsunami, its splendour is ethereal when the sun graces its façade. Your day comes to an end here. Duration: 10 hours  
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