Tourism in Thanjavur
The city is stands tall amidst the modern culture holding up its glorious past and making perfect balance with present time. Since the city had been ruled by various dynasties from Chola and Britishers it has the foot prints of various reigns on its art and culture. The reign of Chola and Nayaks is considered to be the golden period of Thanjavur as it was the time when art and music flourished to its full potential. The monuments and various archeological assets take one back to the time of that golden era.
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Tourist Places in Thanjavur
The beauty and architectural brilliance of Brihadeeshwara Temple is closely followed by Thanjavur Royal Palace. It was built in 16th century and was the residence of Nayak rulers. Nayak hall which the part of palace has been converted to Thanjavur art gallery which houses various artefacts belonging to the history of Thanjavur and reign of different dynasties.
Other places of interest include Naganathaswamy Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Grand Anicut, Sattanathaswamy Temple, Airavateswara Temple, Siva Ganga Garden, Schwartz Church, Sangeetha Mahal, Vijayanagara Fort, and Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
And don't forget to carry a Tanjore painting back home after your visit to the wonderful city!
Hotels in Thanjavur
How to reach in ThanjavurRameswaram Express, Mannai Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Ernakulam Express and Mannai Express are some of the important trains connecting teh city with other important cities in India. The nearest airport is at Tirichirapally. State buses also ply to and from the city connecting important south Indian cities.
Govt. Tourist offices
Opp. Head Post Office
Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex
No.2, Wallajah Road
Chennai - 600 002
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