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Chola Temples in Thanjavur

·  Summer:27 to 36° C (Hot)
·  Winter:12 to 22° C (Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: 05:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m.
Closing Time: 12:00 p.m. and 08:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A

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Honoured with National Heritage Award, Chola Temples are the spectacular creation of Chola Kings. Completed in six-years, Chola Temples are known for its huge superstructures graced with miniature graving and luxuriantdecorations.
The Chola Reign is marked with a series of striking temples like Brihadeeshwara Temple, the Subramanya Temple, Chandeeswera and Ragavendra Temple etc. The design of each of these temples is renowned for its size, delicate carving and enthralling detailing.
Among these temples, Brihadeeshwara Temple is very impressive and known as the ‘Emperor of Temples.’ Positioned within the Sivaganga Fort, it finds place among the finest temples of Thanjavur.
Visitors to Chola Temples can explore some nearby attractions as well like Thiruvaiyur(famous as the residence of Saint Thyagaraja), Kumbakonam (known for Mahamaham Fair), Manora (popular for its quirky souvenir) and Thirubuvanam (famous for Shiva temple and silk weaving) etc. 

Road: State transport and private buses are availableto reach the templesconveniently. The road condition is extremely good to reach Chola temples from neighbouring cities.

Railway: Trichy Junction (located about 58 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Chola Temples. The station connects many major cities of the country to these temples. Visitors can take a taxi, bus or hire a rickshaw to reach the temple.

Airway: Tiruchirapalli International Airport (located about 59 km.) is the nearest airport to reach Chola Temples. You can book a cab from the airport to the temples.