This collection of buildings is worth a visit to understand the magnificent past of Tanjavur. It is a lot to see, particularly the collection of bronze statutes,stone carvings of the various deities etc. The Durbar Hall, the Bell tower, the museum is worth the time spent. Many parts of the original building have been damaged and the rest badly needs maintenance. It is worth a visit before it all disappears into ruins. There is also a charge for photography
The place is located on the East Main Road, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu.
The former palace is a massive neglected compound with towers and courtyards. The Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of bronze and stone statues.
Maratha Durbar Hall:
Though there are many attractions, this is the major attraction. It looks very simple from outside, but inside you can see many excellent sculptures and paintings representing Hindu mythology. This quality of the paintings in the Durbar Hall some of which are probably 300 to 400 year old, are still in good shape. Must visit location in the Palace complex.