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Thanjavur

Thanjavur, an ancient city is a municipality and the headquarters of the Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The name Thanjavur is derived from "Tanjan", a legendary asura in Hindu mythology. Thanjavur is one of the ancient cities in India and has a long and varied history dating back to the Sangam period. The town was founded by Mutharayar king Swaran Maran and rose to prominence during the rule of the Later Cholas when it served as the capital of the Chola Empire. After the fall of the Cholas, the city was ruled by various dynasties likePandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks, Thanjavur Marathas and British. It has been a part of independent India since 1947. ...

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Thanjavur
Thanjavur, an ancient city is a municipality and the headquarters of the Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The name Thanjavur is derived from "Tanjan", a legendary asura in Hindu mythology. Thanjavur is one of the ancient cities in India and has a long and varied history dating back to the Sangam period. The town was founded by Mutharayar king Swaran Maran and rose to prominence during the rule of the Later Cholas when it served as the capital of the Chola Empire. After the fall of the Cholas, the city was ruled by various dynasties likePandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks, Thanjavur Marathas and British. It has been a part of independent India since 1947. It is an important center of south Indian art and architecture. Most of the chola temples, which have been given the status of Unesco World Heritage site, are situated around Thanjavur. The foremost among the Great Living Chola temples, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the center of the city. Thanjavur is also the home of the Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region. The city is an important agricultural center located at the heart of the region, known as the Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu.

How to Reach By Air By Train By Bus


By Air: Trichy international airport 58 km away from Thanjavur is the nearest airport. Trichy is connected to Chennai by regular flights. Chennai (345 km) and Banglore (390 km) are other major airports nearby.
By Train: Trichy Junction is the nearest rail head, which is at a distance of 58 km Thanjavur. Tiruchy Junction is an important railway station in Trivandrum – Chennai route via Madurai. 
By Road: Tamil Nadu road transport corporation buses connect Thanjavur with other major cities in the state. Regular bus services are available from Tiruchy and Madurai to Thanjavur. 


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News & Events


Makara Pongal
In January, Thanjavur is very attractive with celebrations of Makara Pongal.


Diwali Festival
October thrives with grand festivities related to Deepavali Festival.


Attraction points
» Mariamman Temple
» Thiruvaiyaru Temple
» Thiruchattruruthurai
» Grand Anicut
» Thingalur temple
» Ganapathi Agraharam
» Alangudi temple
» Papanasam town
» Thiruvalanchuzhi
» Poondi Madha Shrine
» Manora
» Kumbakonam



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