Thanjore or Thanjavur in Tamilnadu in south India is famous for its rich cultural heritage which includes temples, Thanjore paintings, Carnatic music and musical instrument – Veena. The capital city of great Chola empire with lots of specimen of Dravidian architecture enjoy past in its present. The Bridheshwar temple in the heart of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanjavur is also known as ” Rice Bowl of south India ” and has lot of paddy fields around.
Thanjavur showcases South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Many of the Great Living Temples built by Chola dynasty around 11th century which are also the UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The most remarkable Brihadeeswara Templeis in the centre of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore paintings and Carnatic music.
Thanjore is well connected by roads with other nearby tourist destinations like Mahabalipuram, Pondichery and Madurai. Nearest airport to Thanjore is about 40 kms in Trichy.