Thanjavur

Brihadeeswara Temple , Tanjore

Thanjavur is synonymous to art, architecture, literature which secured UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Invaluable contribution from Cholas starting from second half of 9th century A.D to Nayaka as well as Maratha kings made Thanjavur tallest in the history.

Brihadeeswara Temple which is also called Big temple by the local people. It has completed 1000 years and is the most attractive and visited monument in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Thanjavur Palace was constructed by Nayaka Kings and later it served Maratha kings.

Saraswathi Mahal LibrarySaraswati Mahal Library Thanjavurwas established by Nayakas, store house of invaluable manuscripts.

Thanjavur art always carry a special place in the world of paintings. The wall of temples are endowed with an excellent murals.

Other important places are Museums, Shivaganga Park and Tank.

Tyagaraja Aradhana and Sathaya Thiruvizha festivals held in January and October respectively.

Vaduvoor Bird SanctuaryThanjavur vaduvoor bird sanctuaryis located 25 km away from Thanjavur and water tank which gets its flow from Mettur Dam.

How to reach Thanjavur: It is well connected by Rail and Road network with all important towns in the country. Nearest airport is located in Tiruchirapalli.

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