Constructed in gorgeous Tanjore Royal palace of the Nayaks, Thanjavur or Tanjore Art Gallery is one of the prime attractions in Tamil Nadu. The art gallery is a storehouse of historic objects, paintings and sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Built in 1600 A.D, the gallery has three different sections namely; Pooja Mahal, Indira Mandir and Rama Chowdam Hall. Visitors from all parts of the globe come to adore these intricate paintings and sculptures.
Displaying some of the variety of stone sculptures is the Pooja Mahal. Next is the Arsenal Tower or the Indira Mandir which display various forms of God and their weapons and the last is the Rama Chowdam Hall which has collections of images and idols of Bronze. Moreover, few of these art works were regained from Chola Dynasty (between 9th to 13th century), the Nayak Dynasty (17th to 18th century) and from Pallava era.
The huge art gallery also includes the Saraswati Library and the famous Sangeetha Mahal.