Thanjavur Full Info

Thanjavur is 55 km east of Tiruchirappalli. It is the highly fertile delta of the Cavery River and the capital of the Cholas during their supremacy.

Regional anchorage!

» Air ways : Thanjavur is easily accessible from other cities of India. In terms of air transport the Tiruchirapalli airport that is 58 kms away from Thanjavur is the nearest.

» Rail ways : Thanjavur is directly connected with Trichy, Madurai, Nagore, and Madras by rail. The excellent road network links Thanjavur with the major towns in Tamil Nadu and the neighboring states of Kerala and Karnataka. Get going to the terrific destination of Thanjavur!

The magnetic pull of the city!

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

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

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

» Saraswathi Mahal Library In another section of the palace is a library where over 30,000 palm leaves and paper manuscripts in Indian and European languages are preserved Timings 10 am to 1 pmand 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

» Hall of Music Also in the Palace is the acoustically perfect ancient music hall.

» Royal Museum Located in the palace complex, this museum has mixed collections like manuscripts, weapon dresses, Utensils, Musical instruments used by the Royal Family of Thanjavur. Timings 9 am 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).

» Sivaganga Tank Near the Palace is this tank known for its sweet water.

» Rajagopala Beerangi A very big Beerangi is there in Thanjavur East Kothalam (ramport)of the Fort. The place is called 'Beerangi Medu'. It has been remarked as "Dasmedu". Once upon a time that place was used as a Bell announcement stage.

» Sharja Madi It is located in the Palace complex. It is opened for Tourists. One can have panaromic view of Thanjavur city. The wooden Sculptures are inside the Sharja Madi. Timings 10am to 1pm and 2 pmto 5pm.

» Rajarajan Mani Mandapam During the 8th World Tamil Conference this Mandapam was built. It is having a small garden with Children's-play materials. Timings 10 am to 8 pm.

» 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.

» Tholkappiyar Sadukkam During the 8th World Tamil Conference, this Sadukkam(Square) was built. One can have a panaromic view of Thanjavur Town from the Tower. Timings 9 am to 7 pm.

» 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.


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