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Thanjavur Palace is a beautiful temple that was once the royal residence of the Nayak rulers. From the grand halls to the royal chambers, the place exhibits grandeur and a charm that will leave you spellbound. The Durbar Hall was built by the Marathas who ruled after the Nayaks and has ancient statues and relics of the 17th century. The palace also has a library, art gallery and museums. Popular among these is the Rajaraja Museum and Art Gallery. The palace essays the culture, folk traditions of ancient India to a large extent. A must visit!
The Brihadeshvara Temple is one of the oldest temples in India. Built during the Chola dynasty's rule in India, the temple stands 216 feet tall and is made of a single block of granite making it an architectural wonder. Within the temple one will find a monolithic icon of Nandi (the sacred God of the Hindus) which also happens to be one of the tallest stone statues in India, and a Shiva Lingam. People come here daily to offer their prayers or just to marvel at this glorious edifice which will take you back in time. A must visit!