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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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