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Known significantly as the city of temples, Thanjavur is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu which holds invariable cultural value because of its architecture, paintings, antiques, textiles and most of it for the historical temples. The city holds a lot of importance when it comes to the culture and traditions of South India. There are several UNESCO World Heritage Monuments which are located in and around the city, some of which represent the historical Chola cultures. The city was formerly known as Tanjore and thus it is a home to the popular and unique Tanjore painting which is a style majorly found in this particular region.

Places to visit in Thanjavur

Brahadeshwara Temple

Thanjavur is known for this temple. It is one of the most popular tourist and religious places in the state of Tamil Nadu. It was made during the Chola emperor and is marvel for architecture. Read more...

Alangudi Guru Temple

This temple is very significant for the Hindu devotees. It is believed that Lord Shiva took poison in this place and hence people come here to worship the Lord and also explore history.

Gangaikonda Cholapuram

This place is no less than the pride of the Chola empire in India. It is an eternal recognition of the brilliant architecture and engineering in those times. It is a popular tourist place in the city.

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Things to do in Thanjavur

Explore the Tanjore paintings, antiques, handicrafts, textiles and more which are unique and are rarely found in other parts of India.

Appreciate the architectural beauty of the city residing in the temples which are testimony of the good old time of Chola empire.

Events and Festivals in & around Thanjavur

Mahamaham Festival

Mahamaham happens every 12 years because people believe that waters of Mahamaham Tank is met by the holy waters of Ganga and Yamuna after a regular interval of 12 years. One will find a huge gathering every time the time comes. Read more…

Yelagiri Summer Festival

Yelagiri, positioned beautifully close to the Vellore and summer festival of Yelagiri isn’t much famous among the tourists, however, it’s worth seeing this festival where many government officials from Tamil Nadu and other states participate. Read more…

Aurobathimoovar Festival

A much-anticipating festival of Mylapore, Chennai which is celebrated for the penance of Parvati and 63 deities. It is large festival which includes thousands of people witnessing and celebrating the festival from Chennai and outside. Read more…

Best time to visit Thanjavur

Though the weather in south is always quite pleasing but summers can be a little difficult to explore the beauty of the place as it gets humid and hot. Winters is probably the best time to visit Thanjavur as it adds on to the entire beauty of the place.

How to reach Thanjavur?

The nearest airport and railway station to Thanjavur is in Tiruchirapulli which is the most convenient and closest big city to the place. One can get easy transport options from there to reach the place via road.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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