How To Reach Brihadeeswarar(BIG) Temple ?

Posted on January 18, 2012

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About Author:
Deepak Karthik.
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How to reach Big Temple ? How to reach Periya kovil ? How to reach Brihadeeswarar temple ?
I hope some of you will be searching for a better,easier and shorter way to reach BIG TEMPLE or brihadeeswarar temple. which is often perhaps always mentioned as BIG TEMPLE(பெருவுடையார் கோவில்).

ABOUT:
Thanjavur which rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, famous for it’s handicrafts, traditional music instrument Veena and dancing doll which is an earmark product of Thanjavur and forget not PAINTING, there exists a typical style for Thanjavur painting  which cannot be seen anywhere else and Thanjavur decorated place is quite famous.

Am certainly proud to say it as my hometown and i love this than any other place on earth, i am certainly proud of hailing from a land which is not 10 or 100 years old, but much older than other parts of India.
Thanjavur is one among the oldest place in the civilized world.
Raja Raja Cholan (985 – 1014 AD) -He was born Arunmozhivarman, the second son of the Sundara Cholan.(i request you to GOOGLE ABOUT PONIYIN SELVAN)

Under his regime, CHOLA DYNASTY flourished far across the land and even the oceans.
1)CHOLA DYNASTY IS THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE COIN IN INDIA
2)CHOLA DYNASTY BUILT THE OLDEST EVER KNOWN NAVY FROM INDIA.
(NOT AN EXAGGERATION)

BIG TEMPLE(BRIHADEESWARAR TEMPLE) is the master piece of Dravidian style, there are very few temples which enjoys the privilege, popularity from tourists across the world, Big temple is one among that.
After it’s 1000th year celebrations, certainly it lured and continues to lure battalion of people from allover the world.

HOW TO REACH BIG TEMPLE ?
Big temple is situated at the HEART of the town, it will be apt to say that town is situated around the TEMPLE.

Most of Tourists, either from India,Tamil Nadu or from abroad, most of them will be visiting with a cab facility, so not much of trouble will be experienced while visiting BIG TEMPLE !

1)If you are coming through BUS.. From Trichy side.
you have to get down at NEW BUS STAND and there are several town buses connecting old bus stand and new bus stand.
Big temple is located very near to Old Bus Stand.
2)Auto rickshaws will be plenty in availability, if you have no objection with bucks you spend, you can better hire a taxi or Auto.
3)Railway station is at moderate distance but definitely not a walkable one, you can hire an auto, it comes at cheaper rate.

HOTELS @ THANJAVUR:
Thanjavur is one of the developing town, but certainly not an underdeveloped one.
Hotels are quite descent here.

1)Sangam Hotel– Best and sophisticated hotel in this region and quite costly too.
2)Gnanam Hotel- Very near to big temple and it is similarly sophisticated and has got a good restaurant facilities.
3)Hotel Oriental Towers-Nearer to Train station
4)P.L.A Residency
4)Hotel Parisuththam
5)Hotel Ramnath
6)AaryaBhavan
7)Hotel Tamil Nadu.
8)Ideal River View Resort
9)Hotel Karthik
10)Hotel Ganesh.

PLACES TO VISIT @ THANJAVUR:
1) Saraswati Mahal
2)Thanjavur Palace
3)Manimandapam
Kumbakonam which is less than a hour drive from Thanjavur is a place full of temples, there are many such important and well known temples.

Have a great time at thanjavur !

If you need any specific info or help, don’t hesitate to post a comment.

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