Top Tourist Places To Visit in Thanjavur

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Thanjavur

  • Thanjavur
  • Tamil Nadu
  • India

Thanjavur Overview

Thanjavur is a famous temple town located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the 'Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu' due to the heaviest yielding of the paddy crop in its area. This ancient city served as the royal seat of authority for the various powerful dynasties like Rashtrakuta, Chola, Pandya, Chera, Hoysala, and Raya. Krishnadeva Raya was the last Hindu ruler of this place.


The temple town of Thanjavur is elevated at the height of 290 feet above the sea level. It's rough terrains unroll across an area of 36 sq. km. The tributaries of the River Kaveri quench the thirst of the land of Thanjavur. It has a subtropical climate. The summers in this region are scorching as the mercury level shoot up to 40°C. The winter season is a pleasant time as the average temperatures do not raise beyond 14°C.


Thanjavur is famous for the intricately carved temples. These temples store the amazing tales for the visitors. Also, there are other places like Thanjavur Fort, Brihadeeshwara Temple, Sivaganga Park, and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Thanjavur Trip?
    2-3 days.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Thanjavur?
    Tiruchirappalli International Airport and Thanjavur Junction.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Thanjavur?
    By road or train.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Thanjavur?
    Thanjavur Pongal Festival and Natyanjali Dance Festival.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Thanjavur?
    Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace, and Schwartz Church.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Thanjavur?
    Adai aviyal, Thanjavur biryani, and Sathyanathaswamy Temple Restaurant.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Thanjavur?
    Hotels, guesthouses, and homestays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Thanjavur?
    Yes, buses and auto-rickshaws.
  • What are the transportation options available in Thanjavur?
    Taxis, buses, and auto-rickshaws.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Thanjavur?
    Tamil.
  • What is the best time to visit Thanjavur?
    November to February.
  • What activities can be done in Thanjavur?
    Visit museums, explore art galleries, take a boat ride in the Cauvery River, and witness traditional arts and crafts.
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