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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.

"Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu"

A City in Tamil Nadu, India

Interest Measure for Thanjavur

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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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 Type Available:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Tamil
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016