"Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu"

A City in Tamil Nadu, India

Interest Measure for Thanjavur

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

Best Interests at Thanjavur

Best to enjoy with


How is the weather at Thanjavur


Height(Altitude) of Thanjavur from sea level:  190 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  10.7870455°N, 79.1374499°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Thanjavur

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Tamil
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Tags:  #Monuments  

Know the best time to visit Thanjavur

Why travel Thanjavur?

Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the centre of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region.

Scholars believe the name Thanjavur is derived from Tanjan, a legendary demon in Hindu mythology. While the early history of Thanjavur remains unclear, the city first rose to prominence during the reign of Medieval Cholas when it served as the capital of the empire.
Add to favorite 

1 Places to visit and Things to do in Thanjavur

Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur

Brihadeeswara Temple

Peruvudaiyar Kovil, which is also famous as Brihadeeswara Temple, Rajarajeswara and RajaRajeshwara Temple, is located at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu state of India. It is one Hindu temple, which they dedicate towards Lord Shiva. It is one luminous example of major heights, which Cholas achieves within Tamil architecture. This temple is one tribute and one reflection of power of its supporter Raja Raja Chola I. this temple remains as India’s largest and Indian architecture’s one of greatest glories. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Great Living Chola Temples”. This great temple is India’s one of most prized site for its architecture. It stands in middle of fortified walls added probably in sixteenth century.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2.5 hours

Map of Thanjavur and Places to visit in Thanjavur

load map of Thanjavur and places to visit
Click to load the map
Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016