Tanjore Royal Palace

 

Overview

Thanjavur, the capital city of the Cholas, is a flourishing city from the 7th century CE. At the present time, there are two important forts namely Chinna Kottai (a little strong) and Periya in Kottai (Big strong).  Thanjavur Palace is located within the Big fort complex. This fort was erected by the Vijayaraghava Nayakkar 1633-74 (CE marking) which was the last king Thanjai Nayak dynasty.
 
 
The State Department of Archeology protects the important monuments in the palace complex, such as Arsenal Tower, Bell Tower, Darbar hall of the Marathas and Sadar Madi ( Sharjah Airport Madi).
 
Arsenal Tower is a structure, which attracts the visitors to Thanjavur even as the Tower of the Great Temple. This arsenal tower is 190 feet in height with eight floors and was built in 1855 during the period of Marathas. It has been used to store the weapons, armouries and ammunition, and was also used as a watchtower.
 
 
View of Darbar Hall
 
 
View of Thanjavur Palace
 
several varieties of weapons were stored inside the building, including those imported from European countries. When the English, in 1855 this capture the palace all articles of arsenal stored in the building have been transferred from Tiruchirappalli, in 1863.
 
Bell Tower is situated in the north-west of the Arsenal Tower. This tower is also known as "the wide breach ear pavilion" to the public. It is also of the opinion that the Vijayaraghava Nayakkar offered worship in the sense of Srirangam since the top terrace of this tower.
 
This tower, which is seven floors, is declared having initially held more number of floors, which has been damaged by thunder and rain. A research note informed that there is a novel clock of large dimensions, forming part of the structure in which the figure of a monkey used to strike the gong all hours. The tower is of style Gingee Nayaks.
 
 
Sadar Madi
 
Portraits of several leaders Maratha beach including Sarfoji are painted in the Darbar hall. The octagonal columns, wonderful arches and the wall of the hall are adorned with images of deities such as Shiva, Vishnu, Indra with their consort etc.
 
Thanjavur Palace with its architectural beauty reflects "Marathas' and 'Nayaks of patronage of art and culture. Paintings in the Darbar Hall describe the scenes of Ramayana epic and stucco figures of gods and goddesses are thus projected on the walls and ceiling.
 
Location: in the heart of the Thanjavur City.

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Thanjavur
Location
Thanjavur
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thanjur
Nearest Railway Station
Thanjavur (TJ)
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Tiruchirapally Civil Airport Airport
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latitude : 10.765399930 longitude :78.709701540
Corporation : Tiruchirappally
GPS Code : VOTR

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