Tanjore Palace - Tamilnadu

Tanjore Palace

Tanjore Palace is a must-visit place in Tamil Nadu, famous for its beautiful architecture that is a blend of various styles such as Dravidian, Nayaka, Maratha and European. The palace complex has many areas, each offering unique architectural features such as ornate lines, intricate carvings, majestic arches, spacious and beautiful murals depicting mythological scenes. Tanjore Palace includes a museum and art gallery with a large collection of artifacts, sculptures, paintings, weapons, music, writings and memorabilia from a different period. The museum gives a great insight into the history, culture and art of Thanjavur and its ruling dynasties. Royal Palace Museum is another important part of Tanjore Palace. Many antiques and personal items from the royal family are on display, including clothing, jewellery, furniture and weapons. Adjacent to the Tanjore Palace is the Saraswati Maha Library, one of the oldest libraries in Asia. It has a large collection of ancient manuscripts, palm leaf books, rare books and historical documents in various languages. This is the best place for Scholars and researchers from around the world to make use of the rare and valuable resources.

How to reach Tanjore Palace?

Trichy airport is the nearest to reach Tanjore Palace. Drive from Trichy airport to Tanjore Palace covers about 63 km.

Visiting Time in Tanjore Palace?

Morning: 9:00 hrs to 1:00 hrs & Afternoon: 3:00 hrs to 6:00 hrs

Entrance Fee Tanjore Palace?

Rs. 200/- for foreigners adult and Rs. 70/- for (Child age – 7 to 12 years old)
Rs.60/- for Indian adult and Rs.20 for Indian for children , (It includes Saraswathy Mahal Library, Archaeology Monuments, Art Gallery)

Camera & Video Fee Tanjore Palace?

Camera : Indian – Rs. 50/- Foreigner – Rs.100/-
Video : Indian – Rs. 150/- Foreigner – Rs.200/-

Holidays in Tanjore Palace?

Government Holidays & Art Gallery closed for Local Holidays also.


Who built Thanjavur Royal palace?
it was built by the Nayaks around 1550 AD and later expanded on by the Marathas between 1676-1855, and thus, is also sometimes known as the Maratha Palace.

Who was the king of the palace of Thanjavur?
Venkaji. Vyankoji, a half-brother of the Maratha king Shivaji, was the first Raja of Thanjavur from the Bhosale dynasty.