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  Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Situated on the shores of River Kaveri, Thanjavur is also known as the 'granary of Tamil Nadu' and the cultural capital of the region.Thanjavur is also known as a land of classical musicians, Bharathanatyam dancers, Tanjore school of painting and Thavil, a percussion instrument.


 
 
 

Speciality Of Thanjavur

A centre of classical arts and music, of exquisite handicrafts and bronze statues, Thanjavur or Tanjore derives its name from Tanjan-an asura, a demon who was killed by Sri Anandavalli Amman and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Sri Neelamegapperumal.
 
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How to Get There
  • Air
    Nearest airport Tiruchirapalli- 54 kms is connected with Cochin & Madras.


  • Rail
    Directly connected to Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Madras and Chidambaram.

  • Road
    Well connected by roads to all the major towns and cities in Tamil Nadu, Kochi, Ernakulam, and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Bangalore in Karnataka.


  • Local Transport
    Local buses, cycles.
 
  Major Places of Thanjavur

Sri Bragadeeswarar Temple

Built by the great Chola King, Rajaraja.1 in the 10th century AD is an outstanding example of Chola architecture.

 

Thanjavur Palace

Thanjavur Palace near the temple is a vast building of masonry built partly by the Nayaks around 1550 AD and partly by the Marathas.

 

Mariamman Temple (Punnai Nallur)

This Temple located 6 kms. away from Thanjavur is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. It is one of the local temples in Thanjavur which attracts Domestic Tourists.

 

Rajarajan Museum

Raja Rajan Museum is functioning for the benefit of the Tourists. Located in the Main mandapam ground floor, it is under the control of the State Archaeological Department. Timings 10 am to 5 pm.

   

Art Gallery

In the Palace there are a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period. Timings 9 am to 1 pm, 2.pm to 6 pm.

   
Schwartz Church

Built in 1779 AD by Rajah Serfoji in token of his affection for the Rev. C.V.Schwartz of the Danish Mission.(In the Palace Garden).
 
Shopping Attractions:

Some of the popular buys at Thanjavur are Tanjore plates, which are inlaid with brass and silver, musical instruments like veena, tambura and mridangam, paper mache dolls, silk carpets, pith models of temples, garlands, unhusked paddy models and bell metal products.