#16 of 22 Places to Visit in Thanjavur
Distance (From Thanjavur Junction Railway Station): 2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less
Place Location: Inside Thanjavur Palace
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: This place is located within Thanjavur Palace
At a distance of 2 km from Thanjavur Junction Railway Station & 0.5 km from Old Bus Station, Sangeet Mahal is located within Thanjavur Palace behind Royal Museum.
Sangeet Mahal, or Hall of Music, on the first floor has a fine auditorium with excellent acoustics. It was used for cultural activities and public audiences. The walls and ceiling are intricately painted. This is a fine auditorium with perfect acoustics, revealing the engineering skill of the ancient builders.
The dome at the center of the hall between four pillars has beautiful sculptures on four corners above the pillars. The small mandapa on elevated platform attached to the wall was the seat of the king while participating in the events. There is a painting of a Maratha ruler on the wall behind the mandapa.
The colors on the walls are partly faded away and efforts are needed to restore them. There is a wooden corridor in front of the mandapa.
Timings: 10 AM to 1 PM & 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM