Thanjavur, an ancient town, is located 350 kms south of Madras in south
India. It was once a strong hold of Chola Dynasty and was later on ruled by
Nayaks of Vijayanagara and Maratha rajas. It is exquisitely renowned for its
handicrafts, bronzes and South Indian musical instruments. The greatest
attraction of this town is Brahadeeswarar Temple, an architectural marvel,
was built by king Raja Cholan. The other marvellous temples of Thanjavur
depict the glory of the rulers, who made these temples built and also
exhibit the art and culture prevailing at that time. Tanjore paintings of
Thanjavur is a renowned art form, which boasts of its unique style and art.
The popular subjects of these paintings are portrayed with rapturous faces
and almond shaped eyes.
Quick Facts Location : Thanjavur district, on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu State : Tamil Nadu Area : 29.24 sq km Trip Highlights : Brahadeeswarar temple Ideal time to visit : Throughout the year Languages : Tamil, English and Marathi STD Code : 4362 Climate : Summer (Max - 36ºC) & Winter (Max - 23ºC) Best time to visit : Throughout the year
Thanjavur Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli which is 58 kms
away from Thanjavur. It is well connected by Indian Airlines and Air
Lanka with Srilanka.
Railway Station :
Thanjavur is well connected by rail with Trichy,
Madurai, Nagore and Chennai directly.
Bus Station :
Thanjavur is connected by road with all major cities
like Tamil Nadu, Ernakulam, Trichy, Kerala and Bangalore.
Attractions in Thanjavur Sri Brahadeeswarar temple
by the great Chola king, Raja Raja 1 in the tenth century AD, Sri
Brahadeeswarar temple is an eminent and phenomenal example of Chola dynasty.
The temple stands within a fort, whose walls are later additions, built in
the 16th century.
The palace, which is built close to the temple, is a vast building of
masonry. The vast monument was built partly by the Nayaks and Marathas
around 1550 AD.
palace houses a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period.
It was a creation of Raja Serfoji, as a token of love, for the Rev CV
Schwatz. It was built in 1770 AD in the palace garden.
Centres in Thanjavur
Shopping in Thanjavur can be a delightful experience. This region boasts of
a heritage loaded with rich art and craft. The silk of Thanjavur is very
popular. The bronze and glass statues, artifacts and metal works from
Tanjore are world famous for its uniqueness. You can buy all these from
local shops or government
Famous Hotels in Thanjavur
Spend your holidays in the beautiful temple city of Thanjavur. This city
provides you with some of the best hotel accommodations that you can think
of. Enjoy your trip and learn the diverse cultural of Thanjavur, by living
in some of the finest hotels in India.